One thing I am working on is the schedule for the church nursery in August. We let all our regulars take a break in August and Labor Day weekend and fill these positions with volunteers. The first two weeks look good. Lots of people have volunteered!
Some of our weekly workers will be coming back to help with the babies, toddlers and little children in the fall. Some are taking on other positions in the church or taking a year off. So I am looking for Sunday School and nursery workers for the fall too. It is a huge undertaking. One thing I have found out was that I should not get all uptight about it (which is what I tend to do) because God is faithful. He promises to meet all our needs and this is a definite need. Telling the next generation the "praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done!" Psalm 78:4
Today I went to church and they have begun to unpack the equipment for Cora's playground!! It is so nice! They are hoping to begin putting it into the ground on Monday. Below is the home/rescue piece. Another project I am working on is to have a party for my mom and dad's 60th wedding anniversary. We will be celebrating with a come and go on August 16 at Kidron. Mom and Dad were missionaries in Japan for 30 years. Dad pastored the First Mennonite Church in Pretty Prairie and also was an interim pastor at 7 churches in Kansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Indiana. I've been going through photos, writing the article for various papers, ordering the cakes, etc. I have had so much fun going through pictures and I just had to post some random pictures I found.
This is my mother and her sister, Treva.
Treva was a missionary in Mali, Africa.
She passed away a couple of years ago.
I wish I could blow it up bigger for you but I don't know how to do that on this blog.
If you look closely at the first 2 rows, these are not black children.
I wonder what they used to paint their skin?
My mom's school was putting on a play.
Mom is in the back row, on the left.
Here is a picture of mom and dad at language school in Kobe, Japan.