Stony Run & Crossroads November 15, 2009
It was good to be out singing again this Sunday. We took the bus, and the families, except for Brian’s three girls. Daryl had a pretty bad cold, but God kept him singing, and the program went well.
We left at 6:30 am from the church parking lot. The trip was a little foggy, and some of the children continued sleeping for the 2 hour ride there.
Stony Run Mission Church had Sunday School first, then Garment of Praise had the worship service. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the service, with hearty “Amen”s and hand-clapping! That helps feed singers early on a Sunday morning! We enjoyed visiting with the congregation, and their pastor, Nick Smith, his wife, and new little baby boy. Nick, and his cousin, Jim Bob, had picked up some GOP music at Weaver’s Store, then had come to a Transport for Christ Banquet 2 years ago. It was good to get to their church for the long-awaited program.
The afternoon was spent at a park nearby where the children could run and play in the beautiful sunshine that day.
The evening service was at Crossroads Mennonite Church, just a few miles up the road. It was good to reconnect with friends from there, and nearby churches. Daryl was able to sing through the whole program, but his voice was almost gone when they finished. Thank God for always giving strength when it’s needed!
It was a good day in all. A milestone was kind of reached; the first program after the Fox’s sister, Diane, had graduated to Heaven. Our hearts pull more towards our heavenly home, and “Wish You Were Here” just seemed a little dearer, as well as “The First Look” and “Going Home”. It was good to have Jeff, Diane’s husband, and Brandon, her son, at our program Sunday night. Please continue to keep them all in your prayers.