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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

December 3, 2018

Brothers & Sisters in Christ Jesus,

Paul writes, “. when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.” Galatians 4:4-5. Praise God we have a Redeemer!!

Well, Advent ‘18 is here and we find ourselves in full blown Christmas mode. The month of December will no doubt be “crazy” when it comes to schedules and activities. Here at the district office we are “prepping” and soon the red and green flood lights will be beaming brightly out in front of the district center. Once again we’ll reach out to our retired ministers with a special gift and will send 2019 calendars to many. I hope the Christmas season will be special to you, your family and those you serve.

Have you had a chance to skim/read through the winter newsletter; it arrived to your inbox on Friday. Please read the article on the front page about Launch-able Leaders. We need to see a wave of church planting and multiplication form in our district. We CAN BE on the front end of the wave that hopefully will roll for many years to come. We want to see the Gospel Gap in VA and WV become smaller. Amen???

Following a very, very difficult open heart surgery, Brother Roy Rogers is recovering at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Roy actually had to have multiple surgeries within hours of his original one on Thursday. Obviously there were hours of real concern and tears, but we rejoice in God’s mercy. Would you continue to pray for our brother and his wife, Karen?

By the time you read this I will probably be in El Salvador. The trip has been on the schedule for some time now. I will be visiting the local churches in country and will have the tremendous privilege of leading the first ordination service for TWC, as we ordain two of our national pastoral leaders. Thank you for your support of the El Salvador Partnership. The work/ministry in that great country needs your prayers and financial support. ___ It will also be a joy to reconnect with Rev. Barry VanSteenburg who will serve as our translator for the trip.

It’s with a bit of “sadness” that I announce that our District Youth President, Isaac Wendland is resigning as our student ministry leader. Pastor Isaac has accepted a position as Cross Country and Track Coach at Liberty University; Isaac actually ran track at LU. He will also step out of his roll at Brookhill Wesleyan. I so appreciate the excellent job that P.I. has done leading our camps and helping us transition to Never the Same Camp at SWU. He, Libby and Eden will remain a part of Shenandoah and will always be family.

The Captain will be manning the office while I’m away; he is here to serve you as needed. The Phaup’s have had a death in their family so Bobby may be out a day later this week for the funeral.

This Week’s Prayer Needs:
1. Rev. Roy Rogers……….
2. Mrs. Carol Henry – is having some heart challenges. David and Carol serve at Five Forks in Stuart, VA.
3. Mrs. Ann Reynolds – is now at Richfield Rehab Center in Salem, VA. Mom had a bad fall last week in her home.
4. Rev. Windy Walton – is making good progress as she recovers from her broken leg; not 100% yet however.

Have a GREAT week.

YOU ARE LOVED!!
Pastor Greg
  



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