WEEKLY NEWS, DECEMBER 15, 2019

THANK YOU NOTE
Thank you all for your prayers, warm thoughts and well-wishes for my granddaughter, Morgan Parker (and Grandmother Linda and others in the immediately family, too) as Morgan went through a difficult delivery and also some troubling problems after the sweet baby had arrived safely. Both mother and baby daughter are doing quite well by now.
With love to all! Linda Robertson

TOWN HALL MEETING
On Tuesday night, December 17th, our congregation will host a precinct 3 Town Hall Meeting in our auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is not political, but rather informative. Representatives of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will be here to discuss their monitoring efforts concerning chemical pollution under some parts of the Kingsland area. If you are interested in this information you are welcome to attend. The meeting will begin at 6 PM and will end no later than 7:15 PM.

REMEMBER OUR SPANISH WORK!
Our brother Salvador San Tillan is ready every Sunday morning to teach a Bible class in Spanish. This is a worthy endeavor. Do you have friends who would benefit from this Spanish Bible study? Let them know about it by giving them a warm, personal invitation. Those who already come, make them feel welcome and at home in our fellowship.

GUEST SPEAKER
On Sunday, December 22nd, our guest speaker will be Marvin Whitt from Cherokee Home for Children. He will give us a report about the work at the Home in the combined adult Bible class and he will also preach during the morning assembly.

HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs Plastic bags, shampoo, bath soap, tooth brushes & paste
Thank you!

BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

SIBI – Adventures in Missions

Kaylee Hankins Report Pt 1

BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES
Keep our AIM students that we support in your thoughts and prayers. For the elders, Ken D
Kickin’ it With Kaylee (Kaylee Hankins November 2019 – – Adventures in Missions Part 1)

Hey guys!!!
This newsletter is slightly early because of the holiday is coming soon. I honestly cannot believe that November is here and almost gone! Soon enough 2019 will come to close and we will begin a new year in less than 44 days. But do you want to know something even more wild?? Once we get back from our Thanksgiving break, hopefully we will hear about our teams and fields soon.
I can’t express how much I wait with joy but also anticipation. I am so thrilled to learn where I will be going and with whom. I am excited to start building those team dynamics and get to know each other even more.

Classes and Studies
So not much has really happened as far as traveling, but a few weeks ago we started our new term. We have some assignments from several classes to help us reflect on what we have been learning and how we can apply it to our everyday lives. The most challenging class for me is Pat’s class, Spiritual Discipline. I never really understood what it means to be spiritually disciplined. At least not properly. But in his classes, Pat has given us reading assignments and reflective essays on them. And then we would apply it to our lives. For example, we read about fasting. Fasting can be on anything. First, he had asked us to do electronics fast for 24 hours. I had deleted some apps and turned off my notifications to help me. And I survived it! It wasn’t really that hard. I mostly communicate with my phone nowadays. I don’t have much time to just scroll through my feeds. But I will say it was hard not talking to certain people, but it did help me stay focused on school and get more work done. The next fasting that Pat had asked us to do was about food. I have already done food fasts before, so it was not something too different for me. BUT
I did a caffeine fast, and I had no idea how much I depend on coffee to get through the day.
Another spiritual discipline we did was silence and solitude. We got up each morning at 6:30 am and just devoted 30 minutes of our morning to God. It was a unique experience because it just sets your mood for the day. And then we did meditation! Which is my favorite because we selected a few Psalms and we would read, respond, and meditate on the Word. I used to journal all the time, just for fun and for personal things, but now we keep a journal for Pat’s class. It’s so that we can reflect on all that we’ve learned and see our growth when we want to look back on them in the future.

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