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Postby Jon Estes » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:23 am

Not I but to another wonderful family who is leaving this week to Indonisia. They originate from Croatia.

Sadness hits hard.

Thats more than 40 + since summer 2017.
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Re: GOODBYE

Postby Tim Bonney » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:41 am

Jon Estes wrote:Not I but to another wonderful family who is leaving this week to Indonisia. They originate from Croatia.

Sadness hits hard.

Thats more than 40 + since summer 2017.


It is really tough when you lose church members for any reason. I know how bad it can feel.

The UMC is in the middle of a big denominational fight which will come to a head at our General Conference in Feb of 2019. I expect I could lose 5-10% of the membership of my congregation no matter what the General Conference decides.

Keeping you in my prayers for your loss!
Tim Bonney

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My Blog - http://timbonney.com
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Re: GOODBYE

Postby Jon Estes » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:24 pm

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This is the family I wrote about.

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This is Laike, one of our lay leaders, from Ethiopia. Was a communist leader who got saved and pastored for years. He is teaching our adult Saturday School class this week.

Do any others of you have some church life things to share?
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