I was going to post pictures of our anniversary today, but I have been on the move all day long. Mondays are our "day off" so to speak, since we "work" all weekend, so it's our errand day. I went with Wes to run some errands this morning, then when we got home I had a headache that was only getting worse, so I took some Tylenol and lay down for a nap after lunch. We were due to have dinner with friends, and we were scheduled to sing at their church tonight. We left for their house shortly after 3:00 and didn't arrive back home till after 9:00 tonight . . . with my headache still there! It's easing off now, but it's still not gone. I think a good night's sleep is all that's going to take care of it. So I've just had a packed day and couldn't get here till now.
Now . . . our anniversary service! I don't have pictures downloaded yet, so none of those yet, but it was a great day. Our goal for the Sunday morning service was 50, and our final count was 54!!! We were so excited! Our average attendance is just over 20, so we more than doubled our Sunday morning crowd. Now if they'd all just come back every week! We had the Evergreen State Quartet in to sing for us - old-fashioned Southern Gospel, which our people loved! LOL Wes preached an excellent, clear salvation message, but no one was saved in the service. We were able to get around to speak to each person who came and got some good prospects to follow up on. Hopefully some of them will come back again and hear more of the Gospel and be saved! Several people came because of the John & Romans we mailed out, some came because of our weekly newspaper ad, and others came because our people invited them. It's a lot of hard work, but if one person will be saved, it'll be worth it. God's Word won't return void!
We also had a potluck dinner after the service, which our ladies did a fantastic job preparing for. They wanted to do the potluck, and they worked hard to make it a success. I made a banana pudding, something that most of the people there had never heard of, and it was a hit. Some of the folks didn't get any, so I've committed to make at least one more here shortly so that they can try it too.
I promise to have pictures as soon as possible. They are all of the potluck; no one thought to take any during the service - we really were excited! LOL But you will get to see the great variety of people we had Sunday - the people you have been praying for!