The ladies of the Henning Church of God held their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, May 10, in the church fellowship hall. Carole Spencer presided and Cindy Fleshman led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner gave the devotion, “Take it Slow,” with scripture reference James 1:19. Some things are slow such as a turtle, slug and snail. We often tell people to take it slow or slow down (especially children). Why do we say this phrase to people? The Lord tells us to take is slow in our speech. Think before speaking. (Proverbs 29:20, Proverbs 15:28, Ecclesiastes 5:2 and Proverbs 18:13) We also need to take is slow before we get angry and say something hurtful. (Proverbs 29:22, Ecclesiastes 7:9, Proverbs 14:29, and Proverbs 16:32). The Lord wants the best for us. Never underestimate the spoken or written word. In Proverbs, the tongue, mouth and lips are referred to over 150 times. We need to take care what comes out of our mouth. We need to think to whom, of, how, when and where before we speak.
Barbara Seldomridge presented the missionary education report about Raeghan Bryant by William Staff. Raeghan felt called to be a missionary at age 19. What does a missionary do? The answer will never be the same from missionary to missionary. Sometimes they have two jobs in one like being a pastor also. She works at the Bread of Life orphanage. She will eventually be teaching English to students. Raeghan also post articles, updates social media, attends to emails and cares for young children all the while trying to get used to the foreign land of Romania. She depends on God, faith, patience and love to get her through.
Pauline Perkins read last month’s minutes.
The group will be having a yard, bake and hot dog sale on Saturday, May 14, in the church fellowship hall. The members will be serving the Maxwelton Ruritans on May 26.
The next meeting will be June 14 and Barbara Seldomridge dismissed in prayer.
Attending were Alice Coff, Angie Scott, Barbara Seldomridge, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Dyan Hefner, Joan Vance, Kim Brookman, Marty Burns, Patty Owens, Pauline Perkins, and Sue Hunt.