Don in Brazil…

Dear family & friends,
    I spent a beautiful day at Iguacu Falls. There was no rain in the morning and the sun came through, so we were able to walk along the falls on the Argentinian side. We walked about four miles to see the whole falls from one side to the other. I took several photos. I’m attaching one. While walking I saw several birds, including vultures. I was amazed to see swallows flying near the biggest part of the falls named Devil’s Throat. As we walked, we met many coatis, an animal that looks like a raccoon. If they smelled food in your bag, they would jump on you. Not a pleasant experience. Fortunately they didn’t smell the sandwiches I had in my bag.
   In the afternoon I took a boat road ride into one part of the falls called San Martin Island. They said we would get soaked. They were right since the boat went directly into the main flow of the falls. They did it twice to make sure no part of our bodies stayed dry. Even the extra set of clothes I put in my bag got soaked. I thought I had them in a water proof bag. Fortunately my camera and wallet got only a little wet. However, my passport faired a little worse. After going into the falls, we went down the rapids of Iguacu River for several miles. That definitely was a bumpy ride. Then we took a twenty minute ride through the jungle on the open bed of a truck to see more animals. However, the rain was pouring at that time, so got wetter without seeing anything but bush.
   Even though I got soaked, I’m glad I could see the awesome power of God displayed in the falls.
In Christ,
Don Slager
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Don Slager – Bible Translation -Don has worked for the CEFL and CRWM on Bible translation, and is now a UBS translation consultant. The entire Bassa Bible was published in 2005. The New Testament was published in 1970. This was a 15-year+ project of translating into the language spoken by people in Liberia.   Don continues to work translating the Bible to various local languages in Liberia. He is currently attending a conference in Brazil.

Transition Leadership Team meeting

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE & SPECIALIZED TRANSITIONAL MINISTERS

Our church is currently in the process of searching for a new Pastor. Our denomination provides specialized tools and assistance for churches that are in “transition”. One of those tools is The Transition Team which is made up of local members of our church. They are guided by a Specialized Transitional Minister.

Larry Meyer
Specialized Transitional Minister ~ Pastor Larry Meyer

Specialized Transitional Ministers* are experienced pastors trained to help congregations deal with challenging times of transition. These pastors provide strategic assistance when churches need help with both regular pastoral duties and the processing of key systemic dynamics in preparation for calling a new pastor. Pastor Church Resources supports this work through endorsing qualified STMs, assisting with  placement, providing continuing education and by strengthening the protocols around the contracting process between a congregation and an STM.

Here is a video about one of the churches in our denomination in which they  discuss their time of transition – click here to view video 

Our Transition Team will meet on Monday May 22 at 6:30 pm.

Friendship Club

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CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??  It is our last meeting of Friendship Club for this season this coming Monday, May 15th at 6:30 pm.      

ice cream sundaeeThis is our Annual Talent Night, so all of our members come with a story to share, a medal or trophy they won, a song or something they made…to share with everyone! They also each bring their favorite Ice Cream Topping to build their own “Summer Sundae” treat to enjoy until we see each other again next Fall. (Ice Cream is provided).

Friendship Club is a ministry with people who have disabilities…either physical or cognitive.  It is a time of  song, prayer, a Bible story, games, crafts and fun!  Everyone is welcome to join us!  We meet monthly from September through May.   You will find this group can brighten your whole week!!!