Sunday, January 24, 2016
Our family was in South Fork, CO for the Gray family Christmas, and made the three hour drive over to Colorado City on Saturday afternoon so that we would close by for Sunday morning in Rye. We first became acquainted with the church there during our second year of preaching school, when we would travel there once a month to preach. They have therefore been with us since “before the beginning” and we always enjoy the warmth and encouragement we experience with these good brethren.
Following a presentation on the work in Vanuatu during the Bible class hour, I borrowed some thoughts from Paul’s letter to the Philippians for my sermon. I have always been drawn to the epistle, primarily because I appreciate the relationship between Paul and that local church. In many ways, it mirrors our relationship with the church in Rye. The day was capped off with a fellowship meal and singing together. Lovely weather, lovely surroundings, and lovely folks… A great way to finish off our church visits for this furlough!