The Ladies of the Henning Church of God met on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the church fellowship hall for their regular monthly meeting. President Carole Spencer presided and Joan Vance led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner presented the devotion, “Thanksgiving Top 10 List,” with scripture reference Psalm 100:4. The Thanksgiving top 10 list of most people include home, food, clothes, health, country, teachers, friends, family, and parents. However, for a Christian the most important one is Jesus. No one loves us like Jesus. She also shared, “Need A Friend.” It is a story about two horses in a field. One is blind and the other horse has a bell around her neck. The horse with a bell around her neck is constantly checking on the blind one. She makes sure he is listening and following her. The owner chose not to dispose of the blind horse.
God is like the owner and he does not throw us away. He helps us in need. Sometimes we guide and sometimes we are guided. Please listen to the bell if someone needs you. We need to be a good friend and we have a friend in Jesus. She also played, ‘”You Got a Friend in Me,” from Toy Story.
Barb Seldomridge brought the missionary education report concerning the kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti on Oct. 16 by the group 400 Mawozo. The group consisted of 16 missionaries from the United States and one Canadian. The group was associated with an Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries. The group includes five children. The leader of the kidnappers, Wilson Joseph, demanded $17 million in ransom for their safe release. He threatened to shoot them in the head if he does not receive the ransom. The missionaries remain kidnapped as of this date and the Biden administration has seen evidence that the missionaries are still alive. What we need to do is pray and pray some more for their safe release, pray for the families of the missionaries and for the gang that kidnapped them. The Lord knows the plans he has for us, plans to give us hope and a future in Jeremiah 29:11.
Pauline Perkins read last month’s minutes.
Carole Spencer reminded the group about serving the Maxwelton Ruritans on Nov. 18 and our Christmas Dinner Dec. 7. She reminded the group to bring Christ’s Birthday Offering, secret pal gifts and the blessing cup offering.
Joan Vance wanted to inspire the ladies. She helped with Tyrand Ministries in Mill Creek recently. She shared that two ladies, 94 years young, helped with the thrift store and preparing the meals. One of the ladies even worked at Snowshoe as a line cook. The group also discussed that one of the ladies at church, Betty Lou Byers, will be turning 90 years young on Dec. 8.
The next meeting will be Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. for our Christmas celebration. Marty Burns dismissed in prayer.
Attending were: Alice Coff, Barb Seldomridge, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Donna Scott, Dyan Hefner, Joan Vance, Marty Burns, Patty Owens, Pauline Perkins, and Peggy Seldomridge.