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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

February 21, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Jesus said, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” John 13:35. ___ Are you making disciples or members? Jesus wants to “build His Church” through the disciples that we make. Let’s make disciples!! 

Discover the Joy and Exponential are right around the corner. Hundreds of women from across Shenandoah will converge on Williamsburg, March 6 – 8 for an epic gathering. It’s NOT too late to get women registered and ready to travel. Several of our teammates will be heading to Orlando (Exponential) for a massive gathering of men/women March 3 – 5. A LOT happening the first week of March!! Do your best to be a part of everything that time and treasure will allow. 

Last Lord’s Day (16th) we were at Roanoke, First with Rev. & Mrs. Herb Shaffer. It was also a joy to once again be with Rev. & Mrs. Robert Moore; we’ve known Robert and Debra ever since they were “kids”. Pastor Herb shared the pulpit with me and the people responded warmly. First Wes is very grateful for the solid pastoral leadership that they have. 

This week found me on the road Monday and Tuesday. Early Monday morning I made my way to Newport News, VA to minister to Brother Randy Garner prior to his surgery. Pastor Randy came through the procedure very well and is now recovering at home. It was a privilege to share scripture and prayer with the Garner’s. On Tuesday afternoon I was involved in a meeting at Staunton, Parkway (Rev. Brian Seeley). I always enjoy hanging out with Pastor Brian; he’s a passionate follower of Jesus. It’s been one of those “DS” kinds of weeks with different challenges finding their way to my desk. Praise the Lord anyway!!!!! THANK YOU for allowing me to serve in my role. ___ By the way, I met with my accountability partner on Thursday. Do you have someone holding you accountable to certain things????? 

Allow me to provide you with the dates for the 2023 Gathering in Orlando, FL. January 4 – 7 is the time that Wesleyan Ministers and spouses will come together at the Caribe Royale for fellowship, rest, renewal, and worship. Please reserve those dates now! The Gathering is a wonderful event!!!!! 

This next thing may not mean one iota to you, but March 8th is when clocks spring ahead one hour. LOL It might not hurt to gently remind people about the coming change. People already have plenty of excuses not to be in weekend worship, they don’t need another one. COME ON SOMEBODY!!!! 

QUESTION…. Does any local church have a van or bus that is not being used? Made New Ministries in Mullens, WV is in need of a “sweet” deal to transport young people. If the church you serve has such a vehicle would you all consider giving it to Made New? I’ve been encouraged in recent years how churches and districts have gifted significant “tools” to others. Your unused van/bus could be HUGE in the ministry efforts of Pastor Darrell Thornton. Thank you! 

This week’s prayer needs:
1.  Rev. Randy Garner…..
2.  Mrs. Jenny Stephens – is recovering from a second surgery and facing more. Our sister is struggling emotionally. Please cry out for her.
3.  Mrs. Ida Barnes – needs a liver transplant or a divine healing.
4.  Rev. Craig Horton – continues to have physical challenges; was back in the hospital last week.
5.  Spiritual Power – we need a mighty move of the Holy Spirit in US (you & me) first and then in our local churches and district.
6.  Transforming Presence – in every county and zip code; church plants, restarts, revitalization…. We must multiply!!!!!

Have a wonderful day on Sunday!

Pastor Greg

Something to think about: “100% of Believers have the primary or general calling to be disciples, who make disciples, wherever they go.” ___ Exponential

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