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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

Shenandoah Teammates and Friends,

     Christian greetings. HE IS RISEN!!!!!

     The Bible says, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” II Corinthians 8:9 __ Do you realize how rich He was before He came to earth as the God-man? Do you understand how poor He became to save the likes of people like you and me? “Hallelujah, What a Savior!!!!!”

      Last week (June 13-17) Shenandoah children gathered in Roanoke for our District Children’s Camp. Rev. Dominic Alvey and Pastor Paul MacGregor gave leadership to the kids and staff. Becky and I had the privilege of dropping in on Thursday to see the children in action. I’m excited that our leaders are looking at doing some regional gatherings as we move forward in order to engage more of our great children in Virginia and West Virginia. Stay tuned…… When you see Pastors Dominic, Paul, and their team at conference be sure to say Thank You to them for their sacrifice and service.

     I hope that you are promoting Never the Same Camp(teenagers) scheduled for July 17 – 21 in South Carolina. We will be busing a great group of young people to the campus of Southern Wesleyan University for an epic week. The Rev. Tony Schiavone is our “go-to guy” for NTS so please reach out to him for information and direction. Pastor Tony’s email is tony@cornerstonecommunity.tv. A BIG thank you to local churches and the district for providing transportation to SWU!

     Allow me to remind all ordained and licensed personnel that you are required to be at district conference. IF for some legitimate reason you need to miss conference; please contact me asap. This conference will be historic and all hands need to be on deck. The ordination service is an official part of conference and all delegates should be present in that time of worship and celebration. Ordination night is the one time that we dress up and experience more of a formal time of worship. ___ Power will begin on Saturday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. at Parkway Wesleyan in Roanoke. Should you need hotel recommendations please call the district office at 540-366-4406.

    For those who may be traveling to Roanoke on Saturday for the start of Power and Conference, you are invited to worship in any of our area churches on Sunday morning. Abundant Life(Salem), Faith Wesleyan(West Salem), First Wesleyan(Roanoke), Emmanuel, Penn Forest, Parkway, Vinton, and Jordantown are the area churches. The Rev. & Mrs. Rene Melendez will be sharing at Jordantown in the a.m., The Rev. Dr. Wayne Schmidt will be preaching at Emmanuel, and the Rev. Dr. Anthony Graham will be proclaiming the Good News at Penn Forest.

    This Week’s Prayer Needs:
  1. Mrs. Carol Foreman – has been hospitalized this week going through a series of tests. Carol and her husband, Ronnie serve out Three Mile Church in Elkview, WV.
  2. The Koppen Family – is grieving the loss of our sister, Lin. Lin, who was on our prayer list for months, stepped into the presence of Jesus Christ almost two weeks ago. She has received the healing of heaven!! COME ON SOMEBODY!!!!!
  3. Mrs. Rosemary Ashbrook – is home following a hospital stay; she rejoices in God’s mercy and goodness.
  4. Rev. Randy Watts – is improving and grateful for renewed strength. The dialysis is making a positive difference. PTL!!!
  5. Mrs. Penny Gogus – will be going through a procedure early next month.
  6. Rev. Pat Deavers – had a bad fall recently and is slowly recovering. Our sister’s spirits are good and she’s thankful for the wonderful care she is receiving.
  7. District Family Camp – August 1 – 7……………….
    Have a wonderful weekend and GREAT day on Sunday.

    Pastor Greg