Mama and I are blessed to have two church families. The churches are 1200 miles from each other. The picture to the left is the church up north, Michigan. We attend this church from late April until the end of November. The other church is in central Florida and we attend that church from December until the latter part of April. Our ministry involvements are different in both churches - but each church has a priority to serve the community outside their doors.
And yet the church is a close knit family. The year 2010 was a "difficult" year for mama and papa. We suddenly found both of us struggling with cancer. Mine was skin cancer. I was told, "If you have to have cancer that is the best kind to have." For some reason, that was not too reassuring. Mama's cancer was more serious, requiring surgery with 7 weeks of daily radiation treatments. Both churches rallied around us with prayer, cards and phone calls.
Both of us have been attending church since we were children. It has been a major focus of our lives. The church has been a place to worship, to serve our community and to draw ranks when the family is in need.
Have a great day and week serving Christ!! Pray for us as we pray for you. We are doing fine and serving our Lord.