I was away last weekend officiating the wedding of a lovely young couple in Olema, CA.  What a blessing to serve in this way!  I was also able to see my mom and her husband.  I’ll look forward to sharing some of the stories from my time away.

I do want to thank Allison Becker for preaching in the English service last Sunday.  I’ve heard so many positive comments.  I’m sure she felt your encouragement.  And we continue to prayerfully support her as she seeks a call to ministry.

While I was away, our dear friend and long-time church member, Ruby Rowell, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 16th.  The family is discussing how best to serve the memory of Ruby, while considering the needs of the family; at this time, they are considering a memorial service next summer when everyone in the family can be in town.  Let us keep them in our prayers.  Notes to the family may be sent to the Rowell’s home address: 2106 N. Towner, Santa Ana, CA 92706.