Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saying Goodbye with Fun

Pastors Johnny and Joretta have served nearly thirteen years here at Beale AFB chapel.  During that time they have loved well. They've invested and poured into the congregations they've served.  I am AMAZED at the tempo they kept up - both working full time jobs; pastoring a congregation, teaching Bible studies and always having people into their homes. They are amazing.

And so....since God has seen fit to move them to another part of His vineyard....we said farewell to them today.  This was the first time we've pulled it together to have the congregation over to our home....and we all had a blast.

Michael, James and Angel got the pinata thing going - we didn't even miss the trees! 

Part of the group playing Bible Taboo...which I need to buy! 


So many friends...this extrovert was in heaven! ::grin:: 

There were also at least this many outside and more in the living room. 

After everyone went home, we looked around. Mama Ros, Westlie and another had put food up and cleaned up the kitchen. We had a few other jobs to finish to be ready for Monday.

 Michael and Arielle cleaned the inside of the bounce house

I needed to play....we bounced

 Michael said you could bounce right onto the slide...worked for him
not so well for me. ::snort::


We washed down the patio, folded up the bounce house, loaded tables and chairs into the van...all ready for Monday morning.  

Some had ice cream and washed an episode of The Cosby Show. I soaked in the hot tub. ::snort:: It was a great day....something we will need to repeat.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Wilma said...

You all really know how to throw a party!

Anonymous said...

WOW! looks like it was great fun. reminds me of times in the Philippines but minus the bounce house. I can just see our Filipino folks having so much fun with the bounce house. :):) Sis, looks like you, MIke and the kids did a bang up job. love/prayers - mom t.

Anonymous said...

HI: read this again and it looks like you two plus the 4 kids sure know how to throw a wonderful party. God bless you and your ministry. l/p mom t.