Archive for December, 2019

The Greatest of Treasures “Christmas Program”

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

To help churches in December, we designed a Christmas program. Rawley and Randy help me tell the Christmas story and Jane sings several solos. I, then, speak using a Christmas package as my unifying points: The present in the package is Jesus. The Box reminds me of the Blood that Jesus shed for me; the wrapping Paper, of Propitiation; the Ribbon, of Redemption; the Bow, that he is coming Back; the Nametag, that the gift is offered to each person by Name.

We have used our program at Norwoodville Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa and at First Baptist Church in Pierceton, Indiana. Next Sunday, we will be presenting it at Bethel Baptist Church, also in Pierceton, Indiana. Bethel Baptist Church is where Jane’s brother Jim pastors.   

First Baptist Church

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

On December 1, 2019, I had the privilege to fill the pulpit for Pastor Michael Martin at First Baptist Church in Cumberland, Iowa.  Pastor Martin was on break for Thanksgiving visiting family and friends, giving me the opportunity to preach for him that Sunday.  Pastor Michael allowed us to park at the church so that I could go bow hunting and work on our motorhome.  The manifold on our motor had a crack in it and the muffler and exhaust pipe had rusted out.  With lots of patience, Michael worked on our problem with great skill and several trips for parts in Omaha and Des Moines. 

We left Cumberland on December 2, 2019 with our motorhome exhaust system all fixed giving me more power, better engine braking results and hopefully better diesel millage.  Although I was not able to harvest my deer this year, I did enjoy my time in the woods in Cass County, Iowa.  Please pray for us as we minister in three churches for our Christmas program.