The Ladies of the Henning Church of God held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Apr. 11, in the church fellowship hall. President Carole Spencer presided and Kim Brookman led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner presented the devotion, “Grab Your Fly Swatter,” with scripture reference I Corinthians 10:31. A fly is small and annoying by buzzing around you and landing on you. It will never go away until you get the fly swatter and kill it. You have to pursue it, just like a bad or spiritual habit. You can swat it and never get rid of it without the word of God. (II Timothy 3:16) God’s word acts like a heat seeking missile. Where had that fly been? What had that fly landed on before you? We could end up with unspiritual bad habits. We need to take a good look at ourselves and pursue good things. (Colossians 3:1-2) Study the word of God and set your affection on the word of God. (Colossians 3:5) Make things dead in all parts of body such as fornication, uncleanness, affection beyond normal limits, evil, and covetousness. (Colossians 3: 8-9) Put off anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication, and do not lie to each other. Replace bad habits with good. (Colossians 3: 9-10) Put on the new man. New things will replace the bad things. Practice meekness and kindness. Keep habits under control. Hand over your bad habits and do all for the glory of God. Are there things you need to swat?
Kim Brookman brought the missionary education report by first telling the group about missionaries Tim and Joy Coppess. They are in Botswana, Africa. They have established training programs for pastors and church leaders there. Tim grew up in Indiana with four siblings, his father died at 37 years of age and his mother raised them by herself. She was happy to have a family of lifelong learners. Joy grew up in Illinois and her parents were pastors. She worked in church run daycares until accepting the call as a missionary. She also shared about some calling the United States a post-Christian nation now. The article is by gospelcoliation.org and asks western Christians about our involvement with missionaries. They want to thank us and for us to stay involved. Many national churches have taken root because of us. Continue to recognize new missions and help to shape them. For instance, in 1910, there were 9 million Christians in Africa, now there are 700 million Christians in Africa. Come along and work side by side for the glory of God. The world of missionaries can work together.
Pauline Perkins read last month’s minutes.
We will join next month and pay dues. Carole thanked Angie for taking items to the Children’s Home Society that the group collected. The group will be serving the Maxwelton Ruritans with the help of the youth group on Apr. 27. The group will be having an indoor yard sale on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with plenty of donated items. The group will also be serving hot dogs with all of the toppings. Homemade baked goods will also be sold that day.
Marty Burns gave the mile of pennies report which started in 2014. The total balance needed is $844.80 and the group needs $28.77 to make a mile of pennies.
Cindy Fleshman dismissed in prayer. The next meeting will be May 9.
Attending were: Alice Coff, Angie Scott, Barb Seldomridge, Christine Cullen, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Donna Scott, Dyan Hefner, Joan Vance, Kim Brookman, Marty Burns, Patty Owens, Pauline Perkins, Peggy Seldomridge, and Sue Hunt.