Tomorrow is Presidents’ Day; government is off and schools are closed. As we consider past presidents of our great nation, most think of Washington or Lincoln – great men no doubt. May I share a quote from the greatest president in my lifetime, perhaps in history: Ronald Reagan. In 1977 he wrote: “Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business … frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.” Reagan set forth a plan for the New Republican Party and was successful.
Today is your Pastor’s spiritual birthday! It was 41 years ago today that God’s grace was made plain to me as a 12 year old boy. I sought forgiveness of sin and found it at the Cross. My life has never been the same!
Missionary Notes: HBC sends financial support to 33 missionaries every month. We recently increased the amount given to several of our missionary families. Our missionaries respond to a questionnaire every year, and we evaluate their needs. Those serving on the church Mission Board are: Bryan Lloyd, Glenn Carlough, Kathy Connelly, Deb Greenwood, Wayne Wright, Steve Wescott, and Pastor. Gloria Nelson serves as the missions treasurer. We look ahead to our Annual Missions Conference – March 20-23. Your faithfulness in giving from week to week enables us to care for these missionaries supported by HBC.