We started the weekend by walking in the house and realizing Dad needed to go to the E.R. He spent our entire visit in the hospital and he and Mom missed Krista's Ordination service - but they were there in heart and spirit.
Sherri took great video of the entire ceremony. We edited it and Mom and Dad have a copy - but it's far too long to make into a Youtube clip.....not sure where to shorten it. Thanks to Arielle for taking photos. I was busy with Gemma duty. SOMEONE had to hold Bella.
|Sherri, Will's wife, took lots of video for us|
|Cory, Arielle's beloved|
|Nolan, Stacia & Alex|
Pastor Gary, on the left, was my youth group pastor growing up. When I graduated from high school, my parents were still missionaries in the Philippines. I lived with Gary and his wife Jonielle until I began college. He began by speaking, then he had Michael read some Scripture and speak, then Pastor John read a passage and spoke.
Gary had me come up and Krista walked through an oath, the church agreed to be prayer support for her and we all gathered up front and prayed for and with her as she steps out in faith.
|Krista, Gary, Me, Michael|
Krista is presented with her framed Ordination Certificate - which she'll need.
Pastor John then asked Krista to preach her first sermon as an ordained minister. She preached about a couple of the churches from Revelation - and it was challenging. I was happy to see she will carry on my inability to speak in public without her hands. LOL
It was fun to see Ray and Becki in attendance as well. When Krista licensed after graduation from Bible College she was given a ministry mentor. Becki is a friend from middle school - and Krista's ministry mentor. How cool is that. It was fun to connect again.
|Becki was Krista's mentor and MY friend from Middle School|
BreZaak and Bella!
|Bre, Izaak and Bella!|