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Greensboro, GA 30642
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In this Newsletter, you will find a letter from Reverend Esther Hanners thanking Walker for your contributions to the ministry accomplished by the Mission Team of which Dale and Janell were part. As I read her letter I was proud of Walker and very much appreciated Reverend Hanners expressing her gratitude.
Even more I was inspired to be reminded of the global nature of the Church. In the United Methodist Church, we are fond of using the word “connection”. As I read this letter of celebration and joy I was reminded that we truly are connected. The Mission team did not minister to another church, the Mission team ministered with a congregation in another part of the world. Walker shared from the blessings that God has lavished upon us to facilitate the ongoing ministry of a congregation that has not been blessed with the resources we have, but who serve the people of their community seeking to express the love of Christ and teach the children and youth of Utila so that they will be qualified for jobs and positions that will raise their standard of living. Through your gifts you have participated in their ministry.
As you read this letter of love, celebration and joy, you are not reading a report but you are reading of the shared ministry of brothers and sisters in Christ. You are reading of two congregations in two different worlds sharing the love of Jesus.
I don’t know about you, but that just makes me feel good.
John Pike, Pastor