WEEKLY NEWS JUNE 26, 2016

THANK YOU NOTE

Dear Members of the Highland Lakes Church of Christ, I greatly appreciate you paying for me to go to camp.  I had a wonderful time thanks to ya’ll sending me.  ♥ Love, Brianna Arnold

Would You Like to Improve Your Bible Skills?

The Central Texas Bible Teachers Workshop is coming up on July 22-23 (Friday & Saturday) at the Cameron Road church of Christ in Austin, TX. Make your plans to attend. It will be a great experience!

Please check . . .

. . . the “Continue to Remember” list and the “In The Military” list periodically. If you think that your name or the name of a loved one needs to be removed (or added), please let the secretary (Helga) know! And as always, a written note or e-mail is best.  Your help is very, very much appreciated!

VISITING FOR THE MASTER

VISITATION PROGRAM Team #1 (leaders: Joe & Teri Winnett) will meet on Wednesday, July 6th at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.

FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

Our monthly Fellowship Luncheon today is a “Salad Luncheon”. Be sure to stay and enjoy the various salads, desserts and the good fellowship! Hosts & hostesses are: John C. & Ida Brewer, Ken & Gail Darnell and James and Vicky Williams.

Things of Importance!

There is a need to have 2 adults in every children’s Bible Class on Sunday morning. The teacher and another person to be the helper in various ways. If you are willing to help, please let Joe know.

There is a new, revised Deacons’ list about the areas of their service. It is in the back of the auditorium. Be sure and pick up a copy.

The Food Pantry needs more plastic bags!!!

Don’t forget to use the prayer lists for your own personal prayer time!

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

We were honored this spring to be able to help support Troy and Leanna Futrell’s granddaughter Madison on a reading literacy mission trip to Rwanda with Harding University. Last week’s bulletin shared Part One of her reflections on the trip. This week we share Part Two as she concludes her reflections on her trip.

“Now that I’ve had time to reflect on my trip to Rwanda, I have come away with a few lessons. As cliché as it is to say, the kids and people of Rwanda taught me many things.

“Be patient – To get around Rwanda we would either take taxis or ride motorcycles. If we wanted a taxi, we would have to wait about 20-30 minutes for them to get wherever we were. After that we would weave in and out of traffic to get to our destination. We quickly found out that everyone has their own time in Rwanda. We learned that church ‘started when people showed up’ and ‘ended when people left.’ I am a very punctual person so this was an entirely new concept to me. I had to learn to wait and be okay with waiting.

“Not having good wifi is NOT the end of the world – Our wifi was a little spotty. It would work in certain places but not in others. Sometimes you had to wait five minutes for a snapchat to load or for Facebook to be refreshed. There was really good wifi at some different restaurants we went to, so it was nice to be able to post pictures or talk to our families occasionally. Surprisingly enough, not being on our phones 24/7 allowed us to do other things. We could really get to know the people there and each other. The group that went on this trip was amazing and I was thankful that the lack of wifi allowed us to get to know each other well. It gave us more time to take in all of the beautiful things that Rwanda has to offer. Not having quick wifi was an adjustment for us all, but it was definitely a blessing in disguise.

“Bugs are not going to kill me and they (probably) won’t hurt me – I hate bugs. I don’t like bugs that crawl. I don’t like bugs that walk. I don’t like bugs that fly or jump or hop. We were very lucky in our first room to not have any cockroaches. We moved rooms and experienced our first cockroach… I will admit there was a little freakout when we saw it (there is a video to prove it.) Thankfully Riley came to our rescue and killed them for us. We learned to live with them and eventually didn’t give them much thought.

“Rwanda has changed my life and I will be forever grateful for this experience with AfricaReads. Until next time, Rwanda….”

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