Friday, June 23, 2017

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

May 2017 Update

Spring is in Full Bloom

How wonderful it is to see God’s creation coming into full bloom! The trees are getting their leaves and the spring flowers are starting to bloom beautifully. What an awesome Creator we have! And while this is going on all sorts of baby animals are being born. This year Jason was able to accompany myself and the kids to the other Miller’s branding. It was fun to have him along and as usual he got teased a little from the others who have been there before. What a blessing to be a blessing to the families in our church while working hard and having fun! And James who is now 9 months old is trying many new and fun things. He definitely loves to be mobile and really loves to be outdoors. James has even found a way to let himself out the door into the back yard. He is such a smart, handsome little boy!




Ministering to Moms

            This year we were able to honor our moms again on Mother’s Day. The kids and I were able to plant two of each various types of flowers in containers for each of the ladies and girls that attended that day! We also did little bags of chocolates to go with the flowers. We had a great group of ladies and girls there for Mother’s Day.
It wasn’t long until one of our church members approached me about doing a Pie Night where we could spend some time-sharing pie and thanking the Lord for what He has done. Many people came out for the event and like other events, it allowed many people who would be on the fringes of our church to come and get to know more of who we are. Two to three families have started coming around the same time as we started doing more of these events and the times of fellowship and interaction have been great opportunities.






Members Taking Ownership

          This month has also seen spring cleaning and much beautifying of the property God has given us! We were able to get some much-needed cleaning done at the church. And while there is a need to clean it’s also nice to have the outside beautified. One of our ladies has volunteered each year to do the flowers under the church sign and this year it turned out beautiful once again! It is such a blessing that others share the responsibility of the ministries of church.



Thanks so much for your prayers and support,
Jason, Becca, Elizabeth, Andrew,  John, and James Miller

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ministry update

Moving from winter to spring

During the last few years, our church has had its ups and downs in many ways. While finically in 2015 we were really high, in 2016 we were much lower. As a result, the budget was very tight and at the end of 2016. God provided for our family during this time in amazing ways. In 2014-2015 I took care of snow removal for about 6 properties but in the 2016-2017 God provided about 14 properties to take care of which had a huge impact on our personal finances. As we transfer into spring, I hope things will slow down so I can spend some more time with church related activities.











Fellowship opportunities

Coming into 2017 I was burdened to provide more opportunities for our church body to fellowship with each other. I started a loose schedule of a fellowship activity about every two months. The first activity was simply a meal together where I encouraged our people to stay around and share some time together by playing board games and chatting. During that meal and game time, my heart was stirred as I listened to a couple of church families sharing personal stories with each other that somehow were related to what I had been preaching. I watched and listened as they shared stories of faith in their own lives and thought to myself that this needs to happen more often.

It wasn’t long until one of our church members approached me about doing a Pie Night where we could spend some time-sharing pie and thanking the Lord for what He has done. Many people came out for the event and like other events, it allowed many people who would be on the fringes of our church to come and get to know more of who we are. Two to three families have started coming around the same time as we started doing more of these events and the times of fellowship and interaction have been great opportunities.