Getting Ready To Start

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Today was a beautiful, warm, 82 degree spring day in Baton Rouge. I’m sure we will have more cold, dreary days and that spring is not totally here but today it was spring. Just in the past five day it is amazing how many things have bloomed. So pretty.

FAUMC Morning WorshipThe entire team went to worship at our host church, Francis Asbury UMC. Again the church was very welcoming. Pastor David was out of town today but Rev. Johnson filled in beautifully. Using John 15:1-8 her message was “Connected in Christ Jesus.” Pastor Dave had asked her to speak somewhat on the Special General Conference to be held Feb 23-26 and she did a very good job of explaining the various options the church could take at this meeting. Of course as she stated, it could all change when they get there and people start making amendments. We are just trying not to worry about this but just be in prayer that the Lord’s will be done. Saturday is designated as a day of prayer and those of us who are Methodist certainly need to be praying earnestly for the decisions that will be made.

After church the team went to City Cafe for lunch. We enjoyed the food at this restaurant last year and so we suggested it for our first meal with the entire team. They didn’t let us down. The food was as good as we remembered. The afternoon was spent getting ready for team meeting tonight and other NOMADS Board business. We are preparing for spring Board meeting so there is lots to do right now.

First Team MeetingWe all gathered in the church at 5:00 this afternoon and shared bowls of vegetable soup as well as some finger foods like cheese, hummus, crackers and venison sausage. We finished with a great pound cake Nancy made for us. It was still warm. So good. Thanks everyone for your help. The meeting went well and we all know each other a little better now and are looking forward to a good work day tomorrow. Please pray for everyone’s safety as we begin our work of helping repair flooded homes.

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