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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

July 24, 2018

Fellow Wesleyans,

Luke writes in chapter 4, “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,…..” (v.1). Are you preaching/teaching that God’s people are to be filled with the Spirit; they/we are to be full.

Our district students are now on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University having a BIG time at NTS Camp! I so appreciate all who worked to get our teens to that epic event. Rev. Tony Schiavone (Cornerstone) is on the camp leadership team this year which is a “feather in our cap”. 😊 I don’t know what our final count is yet, but we’re above a year ago!!!! Would you be in prayer for the week? Thanks!

Allow me to share with you that we were able, thanks to your generosity, to go above and beyond our goal for the Walton funeral. Every penny of the funeral expense has been paid with extra money being shared with Pastor Windy herself. This was certainly a team effort and you came through!!!!!!! I know that our sister appreciates every expression of love and support; I am proud of you!!!! Windy has now returned to the Northern VA area to lead the great ministry of New Hope Fellowship.

I had the high honor of speaking at Mae Bayse’s funeral last Saturday. The church was full of loving family and friends of the Bayse’s. David and Mae have been great district teammates; David still is. As a matter of fact he’ll be preaching in one of our church’s either this Sunday or the next (8/5). 😊

District Family Camp kicks off this Sunday night (29th) in Culloden, WV. Dr. David Hurd invites you to join in for a week of inspiration, fellowship and renewal. Dr. Mark Smith will be preaching each night (7:00) and our own Jim & Violet Long will be leading the worship. There is something for all ages so pack up the kids and come. Becky and I have supported the camp for 11 years and it’s always a gooood time. I hope to see you there……

We have some cool things happening in the district!! One of those is the opening of a new campus in Parkersburg, WV; it’s the first campus of Homeland Community (Dr. Brady Stephens). Last Sunday (22nd) was the launch and 41 people showed up for worship. Pastor Melody Smith is leading the charge!! Keep your ear to the rail for other exciting news coming out of Shenandoah. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!

We are almost one quarter (July 31st) into the new church year. Developing Church Quarterly Reports will be due no later than August 15th. Mid-year reporting, for all churches, will be due by November 15th. Please record these dates on your calendar. Thank you!! Report forms may be found on our district website. This year’s word is GROWTH!!!!

Prayer concerns for the week:
1. Mrs. Bonnie Simpkins – has come through surgery and is making good, but slow progress. She may go home to Huntington by the weekend!!!!!!!! A miracle indeed!! COME ON SOMEBODY!
2. Bayse and Walton Families – as they go through the grieving process.
3. Rev. Randy Garner – is again dealing with significant headaches.
4. NTS and Family Camps……..
5. Rev. Marty Furrow – is making good progress since knee replacement. Amen!
6. Rev. Dale Reynolds – now in a Roanoke area nursing home; seems at peace, but very needy.

Have a GREAT week.

Pastor Greg

PS   Have you registered for The Gathering?

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