Monday, April 20, 2009

Bong Wedding & Loomis Community Church

Wedding bells rang in Wenatchee this weekend as we attended Missionary Dan & Donna Bong's youngest daughter's wedding. Grant & Ashley returned vows at the Eastmont Baptist Church on the East side of Wenatchee Saturday evening.

It was a nice wedding with Pastor Dan (dad) escorting his daughter to the front and then giving the prayer of dedication. The pastor from Eastmont gave a short encouraging talk and then the couple shared vows and rings. Follow the ceremony was a reception in the entry way. We headed afterwards to our hotel to relax. Katherine ended up not feeling well so Bob headed out to roam Wenatchee until he found a Dominoes Pizza and brought dinner back to the room. As a little side note we got two pizza's for the price of one so we shared part of one and put the other in the little motel freezer and the rest of the other in the fridge.

On Sunday morning we headed out for Loomis Community Church about 6:30am and about half way up Katherine mentioned, "We forgot the Pizza in the freezer." This was supposed to be dinner on the way home Sunday night - oh well.

We had a great time a Loomis. The Adult Sunday School class ended up doing a partial dvd on Islam. During the Morning Service, a missionary couple from southern Mexico with Wycliffe, shared from the Word and their ministry. Afterwards we all enjoyed a nice potluck. An added blessing was another local church that joined us for the dinner and even sang a couple songs.

Bob will be speaking at the church on May 31st for their new Building Dedication. We always enjoy revisiting with the folks as they are dear to us. It was almost 7 years ago we stepped in as a "new" Field Director to help the church in finding a pastor.

On the way home we stopped for a hamburger just outside of Wenatchee. This must have been our time for food trouble because two couples after us got theirs first. After Bob finally asked about our order they discovered they lost the ticket so it wasn't even cooking yet. But we eventually got the order and devoured it on a beautiful, sunny evening.

One thing we did on our way over and back was to read eight chapters of the book, "Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church." Bob read while Katherine drove. This is a book that we will be discussing at our Director's Retreat next week. Bob also wants to take the Elders at our home church through it as a training tool.

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