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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

July 16, 2018

Men & Women of Shenandoah,

Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Luke 21:33 ___ Live and preach His words (Truth), they are eternal!!

Another Conference/Power is now behind us. I want to THANK YOU for the support you gave; we had a great time together. Even though I had to remain focused on my immediate responsibilities during the business sessions, I enjoyed observing the fellowship taking place among the team. I love the fact that we’re connectional; we are The Wesleyan Church. Next year’s dates, as they stand right now, are July 8 & 9. Would you reserve those dates on your calendar today? 😊 ___ A special thanks again goes to Southern Wesleyan for the wonderful break on Monday morning; Dr. Todd Voss rocks!!!!!!

I want to share some heart breaking news that “touches” our district. Rev. Windy Walton’s youngest son, Steven was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident last Thursday. His funeral will be on Saturday (21st) at Preddy’s Funeral Home in Gordonsville, VA at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Windy has taken the lead pastor’s position at New Hope in Northern VA. ___ Also, Mrs. Carrie Hopkins (First, Blacksburg) lost her only brother, Kenneth last week; he had been battling cancer. Death has come knocking at the door, once again, of our ministerial family. Aren’t you glad for our hope in Jesus Christ?

We now have 100 students going to camp next week!!!!! Our DYP, Isaac Wendland has had to secure a second charter to transport our Shenandoah teens! I so appreciate how our local churches have stepped up to send their teenagers; they will be our leaders of tomorrow. Be ready for those world changers to return fired up and ready to impact their local churches and community’s. Young people can be a catalyst for revival! Pray for them. Thanks

Our word this year is GROW…. We have many areas that we need to GROW in. I refer you again to my report to conference, page 8, for the areas of concentration. If we’re going to have a transforming presence in every county and zip code in VA and WV we have to GROW at every turn. I’m already pressing the growth issue at Clearview (Martinsville) and I haven’t even had my first Sunday yet. 😊 What are your plans for September and beyond….? GROWTH will not happen by simply hoping and wishing for it; it takes prayer and work. WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!

We have some exciting things happening in Shenandoah; historic things to be exact. Keep your “ear to the rail” for details and stories to come. Please share with us the great stories that come out of your local church as you move ahead.
Allow me to encourage you to take a few days at our family camp (July 29 – August 5). I truly believe that you would benefit from the rest, fellowship and inspiration. Why not give it a try?

This week’s prayer concerns:
1. Mrs. Bonnie Simpkins – is scheduled for open heart surgery this week. Her road has been a hard one…..
2. Rev. Windy Walton – as she grieves the loss of her baby boy.
3. Mrs. Carrie Hopkins - is realizing that her younger brother has passed.
4. Rev. Dale Reynolds – is growing weaker by the day; please ask God to be merciful.
5. Mrs. Alice Foutz – as she recovers from recent surgery. Dr. & Mrs. Foutz have faithfully supported our district for years.
6. Me……

Have a GREAT week.
Pastor Greg

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