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Jon is here

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:25 am
by Jon Estes
Hello guys and gals,

Thanks Ros for the email.

Never was it my intention to be gone this long. When the last outage occurred, I sauntered over to another discussion forum and got involved. That along with only so many hours in a day and the huge amount of time I am working on trying to get our church relocated back to our familiar meeting place has consumed me.

The other forum is down and I do not expect it to rise again, as Connect 316 becomes more and more irrelevant (My opinion only).

It was nice, and unexpected, to see that I was missed.

It would probably be best if iI did step down as a moderator as my time is not what I thought and hoped to give here. That and I really don't think there is much a need for this as most of us here know each other and know what to expect. We all can stretch the boundaries at times. But I do think most of us are not surprised when it happens and self-policing could work in the political part of the forum. Again, just my opinion.

The church is going well. The move has hit us hard. It has been more than 6 months now and we are unsure of the future (in relation to permanent housing). It is hard to build upon not knowing, especially when the distance between the two locations (where we were and where we are) is problematic. We are still growing. Baptized 5 more this past Saturday... Below is one of the 5. Joe Metri from Lebanon.

baptism1_5.jpg


See y'all around.

Re: Jon is here

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:04 am
by Sandy
I was wondering if the relocation had anything to do with your absence, and how things are going. I've been praying for everything to go well, and for God's protection over your congregation. Any prospects for a return to your previous location?

Re: Jon is here

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:01 am
by Jon Estes
Sandy wrote:I was wondering if the relocation had anything to do with your absence, and how things are going. I've been praying for everything to go well, and for God's protection over your congregation. Any prospects for a return to your previous location?


We have submitted everything we are required to submit plus more. There has yet to be a response other than it is still in consideration.

It is getting tough on the budget, as we are paying rent on the previous location (and the new location) hoping to get an answer soon. We are in month 8

Re: Jon is here

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:41 am
by Dave Roberts
Welcome back, Jon. I had missed you, even when we don't always agree, and I pray for your work.