One week from last Sunday was our last on-the-road Sunday of speaking engagements in Oklahoma. Thanks in no small part to the always-helpful Rev. Geoff Gunter, we had opportunities to share what God is doing in Poland with the Chandler (OK) and Collinsville (OK) Churches of the Nazarene.
Aaron, Brittany, and Brit's Grandma Mac spent Sunday morning together in Chandler, where Rev. Keith Cole had graciously handed us the reins while he was on vacation. We felt very welcomed by the congregation, who were also very receptive to our explanation of our calling. After church, we had lunch in historic Downtown Chandler, complete with DELICIOUS homemade cherry pie from Marsha's...Marsha can really bring it!
After lunch, Brit and Grandma returned to OKC (where Brit had her next-to-last shift at Starbucks on Sunday evening). Aaron continued on to Collinsville, where Rev. Tim Odom had invitied us to share a special Sunday night missions message! Aaron's paternal grandparents, Rev. F.H. and Virginia Bolerjack, pastored the Collinsville church in the late 1960s, and his dad, Dr. Phil Bolerjack, graduated from CHS in 1968...so it was a homecoming of sorts for everyone involved. In fact, Papa Jack married the missions president and her husband in the Old Sanctuary more than 40 years ago!
The Collinsville church was also received Aaron's message very graciously and generously; we even capped the evening off with an after-church round of pizza at Mazzio's! It was a very positive end to a rewarding-but-long weekend speaking tour than we've been engaged in off and on since April...one that we've since extended to include Wednesday and Thursday night dates this week while we're in Maryland! Please pray for us to be effective (and well-rested) communicators of God's call on our lives during these last few stops.
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