Matthew 7: 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
April 2018 has provided our Community with levels of certainty which we have not seen for probably 18 or more months. We asked and sought and we have been led to our answer. In the early days of April, members of the Board who had been tasked with exploring alternative weekend locations completed their task and the Board has voted to remain at the 4-H center under new terms.
Due to the quantity of Pilgrim Applications, the Board cancelled the Spring Walks and it is poised to sign the contract for men’s and women’s walks in October and early November (see dates elsewhere in Newsletter). These decisions provide us with six and one-half months to pray for more Pilgrims who are called for our Sponsorship.
What are the new terms at the 4-H center? For ten or more years, after permitting LVE to build the storage area for our supplies, we paid an annual fee. We have been informed that we can use it for storing our equipment as long as we have our relationship – free of charge. Second, as a result of some high-level personnel changes there, we learned that we can resume the Saturday evening dinner at the dining hall and, if we rent all of Robinson (sleeping and class/chapel areas) the Auditorium is ours for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
These positive changes are the result of prayer and Christian conferencing between the 4-H coordinators and our emissaries who visited and spent many hours face-to-face, on the phone and through email.
Our next Gathering is at Sudley UMC in Manassas, Virginia on April 21, 2018.I encourage everyone to come to the April Gathering at Sudley UMC, in Manassas, and to bring a guest especially if it is someone you may be considering to sponsor.
Phil Hannum LV #5