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Blessed In Unexpected Ways

By Don Loftis | 05.30.12

As Paul spoke with the Ephesians elders, he recalled the Lord as having said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  Our recent visit to Rogers City, Michigan proved that truth again.  We went to encourage them but returned more encouraged ourselves.  I truly believe we received more than we were able to give.

It was such a joy to meet the family of believers there.   Though small, they have big dreams.  They are very talented and have put forth a great deal of effort to remodel their new building into a beautiful and functional place of worship.  Dale DuVerney, the local preacher, is respected for his community involvement and his aggressive work in the local prison.  Their kindness during the week will not soon be forgotten.

 

While in northern Michigan that week, I met brethren from at least eight different congregations.  I was impressed by their spiritual commitment to serve the Lord in a difficult area.  Their love for one another was very evident, as was their determination to preach the truths of Scripture to their communities.

 

Repeatedly, the Rogers City brethren expressed their thanks for our continued assistance.  One lady said, “Please go back and tell everyone  that we appreciate everything you do for us very, very, very, much.”  Our financial support serves as a necessary blessing, but their love and fellowship serves as an even greater blessing to us.   Please keep these brethren in your prayers.

 

BLESSED IN UNEXPECTED WAYS

 

As Paul spoke with the Ephesians elders, he recalled the Lord as having said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Our recent visit to Rogers City, Michigan proved that truth again.  We went to encourage them but returned more encouraged ourselves.  I truly believe we received more than we were able to give.

It was such a joy to meet the family of believers there.   Though small, they have big dreams.  They are very talented and have put forth a great deal of effort to remodel their new building into a beautiful and functional place of worship.  Dale DuVerney, the local preacher, is respected for his community involvement and his aggressive work in the local prison.  Their kindness during the week will not soon be forgotten.

While in northern Michigan that week, I met brethren from at least eight different congregations.  I was impressed by their spiritual commitment to serve the Lord in a difficult area.     Their love for one another was very evident, as was their determination to preach the truths of Scripture to their communities.

Repeatedly, the Rogers City brethren expressed their thanks for our continued assistance.  One lady said, “Please go back and tell everyone  that we appreciate everything you do for us very, very, very, much.”  Our financial support serves as a necessary blessing, but their love and fellowship serves as an even greater blessing to us.      Please keep these brethren in your prayers.

- Don Loftis

BLESSED IN UNEXPECTED WAYS

 

As Paul spoke with the Ephesians elders, he recalled the Lord as having said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Our recent visit to Rogers City, Michigan proved that truth again.  We went to encourage them but returned more encouraged ourselves.  I truly believe we received more than we were able to give.

It was such a joy to meet the family of believers there.   Though small, they have big dreams.  They are very talented and have put forth a great deal of effort to remodel their new building into a beautiful and functional place of worship.  Dale DuVerney, the local preacher, is respected for his community involvement and his aggressive work in the local prison.  Their kindness during the week will not soon be forgotten.

While in northern Michigan that week, I met brethren from at least eight different congregations.  I was impressed by their spiritual commitment to serve the Lord in a difficult area.     Their love for one another was very evident, as was their determination to preach the truths of Scripture to their communities.

Repeatedly, the Rogers City brethren expressed their thanks for our continued assistance.  One lady said, “Please go back and tell everyone  that we appreciate everything you do for us very, very, very, much.”  Our financial support serves as a necessary blessing, but their love and fellowship serves as an even greater blessing to us.      Please keep these brethren in your prayers.

- Don Loftis


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