Bonnie and I arrived home from our trip to Alabama, Georgia and Florida trip Monday evening. Tuesday, the day was devoted to driving from Winona to Cherokee, AL for the funeral of L.D. Willis. Wednesday and Thursday, we feverishly worked in the office in Winona, trying to catch up from our previous absence of nearly two weeks; Thursday afternoon, we headed for Rebecca’s home in Collierville, TN to prepare her house for the installation of new windows on Friday morning while she was at work. The installers, though, did not arrive until late in the day, and they tried to put off the job to another day – even lying to us as it turned out, saying they did not have all of the windows with them. However, as we three were leaving Saturday morning for almost two weeks in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, we insisted the installers install the windows rather than postpone the job. (This company was very competitive pricewise, but trying to get the installation scheduled, the unprofessional demeanor of the workers, etc. was a serious disappointment.)
Saturday was another day of travel as we made our way to Lexington, KY and the home of Linda and Wick Moore; he is one of the elders of the North Lexington Church of Christ. The elders and their wives dined together at the Moore residence. Lord’s Day morning, I made my PowerPoint presentation Motivated by the Cross about our 2010 mission trips to India and Myanmar (Burma). For worship, I preached What Is the Mission of the Church?
The North Lexington congregation appears to be growing in number so that even their new, three-year-old building is rapidly becoming too small to accommodate the assemblies. This church is very evangelistically minded, and 16 members will soon make a mission trip to Peru. Several other missionaries or mission works, including Bonnie and me, also are beneficiaries of the congregation’s interest in the Great Commission. The last thing one sees upon leaving the church property is a sign that reminds members that the world, beginning with the local community, is the mission field.
Sunday evening, we worshipped with the Florence, KY Church of Christ. Bonnie and I left a case of The Voice of Truth International magazine with the elders for the congregation, and I left several copies of my book Beverage Alcohol. We happened to meet several brethren who were aware of the work with which we are associated or who know brethren with whom we are acquainted, such as the mother of brother Robin Dunaway. We hope to revisit the Florence Church of Christ on subsequent trips northward.Explore posts in the same categories: Good Eats, Good Friends, Moral Encouragement, Preaching Appointments, Travel