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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

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Men and Women of the Living God,

    Christian greetings. HE IS RISEN FOREVERMORE!!!!!!!

    The Apostle John in his revelation of Jesus Christ wrote, “At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it” Revelation 4:2 __ Are you living daily in the Spirit? Live, teach, and preach the truth about the Spirit-filled life. We are Wesleyans.

     IF you are paying any attention to the weather, those signed up for the prayer retreat may be wondering about “the plan.” The Roanoke area is supposedly going to receive a significant dump of snow beginning Sunday morning and go through Monday morning I think. Pastor Tim and I have a plan that we are working as we approach Sunday morning. A final decision about the retreat will be made no later than 9:00 a.m. Sunday; PT will then begin calling those signed up and will send out an email as well. IF we have to “pull the plug” please consider February 20 – 22 as a possible date for us to gather. I don’t believe that we’ve ever had a prayer retreat snowed out; last year in WV we enjoyed snowfall everyday during our time together. I truly enjoyed walking and praying in the snow. Stay tuned…….

    Last Sunday Becky and I had the joy of being at Faith Wesleyan in Salem, VA. The Rev. & Mrs. George Larue welcomed us warmly and made us feel at home. Pastor George led the worship hour as we sang praises and shared testimonies and prayer concerns. I so appreciate how Brother George allowed time for the people to share during the service. __ It was a joy to deliver the message of the morning as the people listened intently. Following worship and a quick board meeting we all feasted together; the people of the church provided a delicious meal. Rev. & Mrs. Arlis Shelor also serve at Faith, they are great teammates.  At Jordantown Wes(Rev. Lewis Brandon) last Lord’s Day, they celebrated receiving 4 new members into TWC! JWC is experiencing a move of God as the wheels continue moving forward…….even in the midst of covid. COME ON SOMEBODY!!!!  Just this week I heard some other hair-raising great news from one of our local churches; I was blown away by what I heard. I am here to tell you that GOD IS GOOD!

    It is the season to seriously promote Discover the Joy. Our weekend for women is scheduled for March 4 – 6 in Williamsburg, VA. As I write this update the DTJ team is meeting as they begin to put the final touches on the conference. The ladies of your church will benefit from the gathering and thus the church you serve will benefit as well. May I count on you to help us?

    If you pastor an Established Church, it isn’t too early to get your Local Church Conference on the church calendar. Perhaps you have already done that and have the date before your people. Excellent!!!  I recommend getting the date of your LCC to your membership as early as possible so they can reserve the time. Begin to think also about the budgeting and nominating processes that will need to take place in the coming weeks. Should you need assistance with those things please reach out to us and we’ll be glad to help.

     I’m pleased to announce that Southern Wesleyan University has a presidential nominee that will be voted on this next Thursday(20th), God willing. I will reserve the nominee’s name until the Board of Trustees has voted and the “ink has dried”. 😊 We are excited about the next chapter at SWU. Would you continue to pray as we approach the final step of this process? Thank you very much. ___ Speaking of our southern area school, Dr. Ken Foutz, a retired professor at the university and ordained minister, is seriously ill. I know for a fact that he would value your prayers. Should you like to send a card to him, the address to send it to is PO Box 1020 SWU Box 1873 Central, SC 29630.

     This Week’s Prayer Needs:

  1. Rev. Dawn Shover – has recently battled serious illness; she is improving for which we praise the Lord. Her mother-in-law, however, passed away on Wednesday night. Pastor Dawn and Kevin need God’s strength in these days.
  2. Pastor Nelson Parker – former pastor of Raven Rock Church has Covid-19 and has been hospitalized; Brenda, his wife is battling the virus also.
  3. Mrs. Lin Koppen – continues her battle with cancer.
  4. Discover the Joy – March 4 – 6.
  5. District Board – as they have started the official DS search process.
  6. Current Illness – is moving across our district in a significant way. Would you intercede for our brothers and sisters?

     Have a great weekend. Thank you for serving with us.

     YOU ARE LOVED!!!!
     Pastor Greg