Today in our assembly, our shepherds will formally install six men as deacons: Mike Bennett, Gary Eaton, Larry Faulkner, Mike Lankford, Jerry Melton, and Joey Sikes. These men were nominated by the Mandarin Family, and we are grateful for their abilities and their willingness to serve. Their specific ministry assignments will be publicized soon.
We are also delighted to announce that Lori Gallaher is now serving the Mandarin Family as our Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Lori is a gifted person with a strong educational and organizational background, and we are grateful for her willingness to serve. Lori would love to talk to you about the difference you can make for our children.
We express our deepest gratitude to Sherry Emery for coordinating our children’s classes for the last couple of years. Sherry loves the children of this church, she loves connecting young families to each other and to Jesus, and she has done a remarkable job under frequent challenging circumstances.
I could easily fill this column for weeks with names of Mandarin servants. So much good goes on behind the scenes! It reminds me of words once spoken by Harry Truman: “It’s amazing how much you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.” It is a wonderful blessing to be part of a church family where so many give so much for the sake of expanding God’s Kingdom. It’s part of the reason I am convinced that Mandarin’s best days lie ahead.
Don’t forget to ‘Take 5’