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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

February 14, 2018

Shenandoah Teammates,

Paul shared with the Philippian believers, “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” 4:13 ___ What is it these days that you need to do/be that you must have His “strength” and help to accomplish? He’s on The Throne my friend!!!!!!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! February is quickly slipping by us as we are half way through the month already. Speaking of February, Developing Church Quarterly Reports are due TOMORROW (15th). If you are serving a developing church please take care of that detail today, if you haven’t already. Thanks a bunch!! 

This past Lord’s Day found Becky and me in Christiansburg, VA. It was a privilege to share in the worship hour with Christiansburg Wes and Radford Wes who are exploring a merger. The two churches are in an official “courtship” which the DBA has approved; the courtship began last October. Pastors David Hurd and Gale Janofski have worked well together in leading and working through the process. A final decision on merger will take place next month….. Due to health reasons Brother David has decided to step away; he will finish up at the end of this month. The Hurds have served faithfully in Christiansburg for over 30 years. David and Debbie have been and remain wonderful district team players. Our brother will continue to be active as his health allows; he is not going anywhere. 😊 Shenandoah loves the Hurds!!!!! ___ Also in Staunton, VA the Rev. Dr. Barry Lawson announced his plan to retire come July. Dr. B (as I call him) and Rosemary have served at Parkway in Staunton for 13 years. Barry also has been a good teammate, very willing to serve where and when needed. Shenandoah loves the Lawson’s too!!!!!!

How are those Easter plans coming along? As we begin the journey toward Holy Week I hope that you are leading your local church toward a huge celebration. Will baptizing new believers be a part of Resurrection Sunday at your church? As we endeavor to make disciples for Jesus, baptism is one of the first steps. Easter is on April 1st this year.

Discover the Joy is less than a month away. I ask that you promote strongly for us these last few weeks. March 9-11 are the dates; Williamsburg, VA is the place. Please pray that the power of the Holy Spirit will be unleashed during that event. Sincere prayer and strategic planning are going into the weekend. Your ladies will benefit by being a part of DTJ!!!!! Thank you for the help.

Allow me to remind you about June 10th and our second annual Church Multiplication Offering. I’m asking that we come together that day to focus on “Shrinking the Gospel Gap”. It takes workers and funds to multiply local churches; we need both in the Shenandoah Region. If you are leading a multiplying effort you may keep the funds you receive and use them. That’s a good deal!!! 😊 Every church can be involved in helping build a multiplication movement.

This Week’s Prayer Concerns:
1. Rev. Barry Shaffer – is back home following an almost week long hospital stay in Charlottesville (UVA). Our brother/colleague is battling melanoma.
2. Dr. & Mrs. Sam Frye – were in a serious auto accident on Monday. Thank the dear Lord they are ok and on the mend….
3. Mrs. Cindy Garner – received news last week that her dad died very suddenly.
4. Rev. Ricardo Rodriguez – is now doctoring at UVA; his health continues to struggle.
5. Our Missionaries – Jonny Blatt, Rebecca Miller and the V-Team!

Have a great rest of the week.

Pastor Greg

PS  How about those #1 Virginia Cavaliers!!!!!!!! 😊

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