The Ladies of the Henning Church of God held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 9, in the church fellowship hall. Carole Spencer presided and Barb Seldomridge led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner presented the devotion, “Going to the Birds,” with scripture reference Genesis 1:21. What can the birds do for us? The early bird gets the worm. The first person to get to the store gets the good deal. Get to bed early and get up early. Get to the Bible early to be fed for the day or whatever time works for you. Adult birds take worms to their babies. We should take nuggets of wisdom to others. (Psalm 63:1) Be wise as an owl. Why are they considered wise? In Greek mythology they were associated with Athena who was associated with wisdom. They seem to be serious, old and wise, and their large eyes are a sign of wisdom. Solomon was the wisest man. He asked for wisdom and God gave it to him. (Proverbs 4:7 and Proverbs 16:16) Watch like a hawk. The hawk can fly high in the air and has a good view. There are things we need to watch in our lives so we do not get attacked and lose our witness. (Matthew 26:41) We all need something to crow about. We need to share exciting news about Christ and there is an everlasting Hell. The rich man wanted someone to warn his family so they would not end up there. (Luke 16:27-28) The hummingbird gets our attention. It is one of God’s marvelous creations. What a wonderful God we have. (Nehemiah 9:6)
Barb Seldomridge brought the missionary education report about missionaries Drew and Sunny Brown in Pakistan. Drew concentrates on pastoral training and education and radio outreach. Sunny concentrates on the women’s ministry. Drew grew up on Boise, Idaho and attended the Cloverdale Church of God. His first wife passed away and he married Sunny five years later. He had two children with his first wife. Sunny grew up in the Catholic religion. She was introduced to Christ from a school friend in Massachusetts. She later moved to Reno, Nevada and concentrated on human services and met Drew. They launched their first radio program this Easter in Pakistan. We need to remember all missionaries all over the world no matter what religion.
Jamie Harvey presented the treasurer’s report and Pauline Perkins read last month’s minutes.
Carole thanked all the members for helping with the dinner for Gene Cook’s family after his funeral. She also thanked everyone for their hard work for the very successful yard sale on May 6. We will be serving the Maxwelton Ruritans on May 25.
Our next meeting will be held on June 13 and Dyan Hefner dismissed in prayer.
Attending were: Alice Coff, Barb Seldomridge, Carole Spencer, Christine Cullen, Cindy Fleshman, Dyan Hefner, Jamie Harvey, Joan Vance, Marty Burns, Pauline Perkins, Patty Owens, and Peggy Seldomridge.
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