On the (Great) Lake

Bonnie & Louis Sharing a Chocolate MaltMonday night and Tuesday, Bonnie, Rebecca and I lodged with Martha and Bob Noland, dear friends and brethren in Christ, in Hanoverton, OH. Wednesday morning, we reloaded the van and headed northwest to Vermilion, OH and the home of Dawn and Mark Weaver, also dear friends and brethren, who have sweet children who are among the dearest and most loving I know anywhere. The littlest one, John, was keeping a look out for us with binoculars – so he was the first to know of our arrival. Not even out of the car yet and pouring out of the house were the Weaver children to give us hugs and warm greetings. Not long after that, we headed to a local, quaint eatery of which the Weaver Family is fond. Alas, good food and good friends (especially Christian friends) are hard to beat! Bonnie and I even shared a chocolate malt!

That evening immediately prior to Wednesday night Bible class, Bonnie and I met with the eldership – which has been overseeing our mission work for nearly four years. I updated them on our travels stateside and abroad as well as apprised them of our pending trips overseas in 2011. It was at that time I also conveyed to them that we had found another sponsoring congregation to take our oversight in the future. This has always been the plan as the Vermilion Church of Christ agreed from the beginning to assume our temporary sponsorship; I just stretched that temporary to nearly four years. Some details need to be finalized, but over the next 30 days the transition of sponsorship will occur. Once those details have been worked out (e.g., a new checking account and debit cards, mailing address, etc.), I will apprize each of our supporters of the same.

During the Bible class hour, I presented Motivated by the Cross. I let the congregation know of the changes in sponsorship that were pending, but I assured these dear friends and brethren that our relationship with each other and our visits to Vermilion would not be affected. After class, we retired to the Weaver home for time well spent together before heading off to bed for the night.

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