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Monday Again

“Dad – a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love.” – Anonymous “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano “This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender
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Monday Again

The team to Egypt returned safely on Thursday of last week. The pictures above show the pastors gathered for sessions with our team – please note Peter resplendent in his clerical collar. The other picture is of the team praying in St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Coptic Christian chur
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Monday Again

I was pleased on Saturday to be part of a group of some 65 people who gathered at Beulah for the annual work day as the grounds and facilities are readied for Beulah 2017. Many projects ranging from raking leaves to re-roofing the caretaker’s cottage and a wide variety of other things
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Monday Again

Hillside Wesleyan pulled off a surprise celebration for Pastors Jay & Sharon Guptill as they enter their second decade of service.  The Saturday afternoon event was marked with heartwarming speeches, video and a gift from the Hillside family.  A great idea other churches should co
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Monday Again

  I was a part of a ZOOM meeting last week with the GS and some 15 of my DS colleagues. These meetings are being held monthly to increase and maximize communication and collaboration between the GS and the DS’s. The DS’s not present on our Tuesday meeting had other meeting option
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Monday Again

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princes
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Monday Again

While in Indianapolis last week for the General Board (GB) meetings, I had opportunity to greet the leaders of the Ibero-America area – men I highly respect and with whom I had the privilege of serving while at Global partners. These men lead the work of our church in Panama, Ch
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Monday Again

Kingswood University graduation  exercises were held over the weekend. Dr. Marsha Boyd-Mitchell was the Baccalaureate speaker and General Superintendent Dr. Wayne Schmidt was the Commencement speaker.  Nathan Maskery was the Salutatorian and Oliver Locke was the Valedictorian. All fou
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Monday Again

I was in New York City from Monday to Wednesday last week for the DS Roundtable meeting. This was my last such meeting to attend due to my pending retirement this July. I have highly valued the camaraderie of the DS group across the 22 years in total that I have served in both the Del
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Monday Again

The true spirit of the resurrection is evident in the crowd of fearless Egyptian Coptic Christians pictured above who came to celebrate the risen Christ on Easter Sunday just one week after two of their churches were bombed resulting in the death of circa 50 people. “ISIS has de
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