Prayers from afar…..

A few days ago, I read a blog post written by Pastor Harvey Yoder – a Mennonite pastor/counselor from the Family of Hope House Church in Harrisonburg, VA. It hit home for me…..it talks about a church not necessarily being a “building” and that a congregation can find other more creative ways to worship together – sound familiar? I shared it with some friends from church…..including Pastor Jack, who asked me to submit it for inclusion in our next newsletter. Since reprinting is different than simply providing a link to the original, I felt the need to contact Pastor Yoder for permission. In doing so, I found a kind man who I have enjoyed corresponding with and look forward to more of his writings – I am very happy to have made this connection.

After hearing our story, he asked if it would be OK if he write about us on his blog and link back to ours to share our story and ask for prayers from his readers…….of course, every prayer we can get helps! 🙂 Since his post, our visitor count has soared from about 970 to over 1000 – in one day!!!

Here is the link to the original post that introduced me to Pastor Yoder:

http://harvyoder.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-prayer-for-twelfth-day-of-christmas.html

Here is the link to the post he wrote to share our story:

http://harvyoder.blogspot.com/2014/01/wwjd-albions-first-united-methodist.html

And, here is the link to his blog and his church blog so that you can book mark them for other writings, if you wish:

http://harvyoder.blogspot.com/

http://familyofhopehousechurch.blogspot.com/

It is nice to increase our visitor tally, but it is the prayers and concern from at least as far away as Harrisonburg, VA that means the most! Thank you to all who have shared this blog and to those who are keeping our congregation in your prayers as we proceed along our journey. I think I speak for the rest of our congregation that we appreciate each and every one of you!

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