It's been a busy week around here, even though it's just begun. Yesterday was our monthly ladies' fellowship meeting. We always meet at someone's house (thanks for opening your homes, ladies!), and this month was my turn to host. We're studying through Terrie Chappell's The Choice is Yours, and our ladies seem to be enjoying it. I like Mrs. Chappell's writing style, and having the Teacher Edition of the book helps me know how to frame the lessons. The lesson this month was a basic one, that I almost didn't think I should teach, on choosing to listen to God by reading His Word daily and systematically. All of our ladies have been saved for quite a while, so they know this already, but sometimes it's good to review basic things, isn't it? We enjoyed talking about what kind of Bible-reading plans we use, how the Lord has helped us get back on track when we've fallen behind in our reading, and how important it is to have a time, place, and plan for reading the Bible, not just for the system, but as tools to help us learn to love God. The best part to me is that this lesson fit in perfectly with Wes's sermon Sunday night and our church's theme for the year of Loving God.
This month I used an iPad app called Keynote to make a visual presentation of the ladies' lesson. I've never used anything like this before, but I loved it! It was very easy to make the slides for the presentation, and the ladies seemed to enjoy having the visuals to help them fill in the blanks in their Student Edition books. Now I'm thinking of ways to use this handy little app in other situations!
Our attendance on Sunday was back up from last week, about 30 people. How we praise the Lord for each person as they arrive each service! I don't think they realize just how much we (Wes and I) miss them when they're not there.
|I bought Wes a new shirt and tie for Valentine's Day. He likes colored shirts, and purple is one of his favorite colors. I think he looks pretty sharp! :)|
Our church website has archives of the sermons preached at our church from this year and last year, if you care to listen. If you're a member of one of our supporting churches, you pray for our church and us as missionaries, or if you just want to listen to some good preaching, feel free to browse through our archives!