Back to the Bayou – Two Births
Our oldest son, Ryan, was born December 24, 1973, in Oklahoma. At that time we were doing student ministry with The Navigators on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.While I stayed at my parents’ home in Oklahoma with our new son, Scott took some students from our ministry to Colorado on a ski trip.
Divine Appointment Friends
A young couple, Hank and Rodlyn Danos, from “down the bayou”, heard about the trip and asked if they could join the group, During the trip relationships were born that have become very important to all our stories. Shortly thereafter, Hank and Rodly invited us to spend a weekend in their home in Galliano. That spring Scott began driving the 100 plus miles “down the bayou” to lead a men’s Bible study with Hank and his friends.This and subsequent investments in what God was doing evntually led to the birth of Community Bible Church in Cut Off, Louisiana.
Community Bible Church – Fruit that Lasts!
This past weekend we had the privilege of attending both morning services and the adult Sunday school class. We were given the opportunity to share in the worship services about how our lives are connected to theirs in service to God. Community Bible continues to be an anchor church in financial support of our ministry.
As we chatted after the services, we experienced firsthand people who, 40 years later, are thriving and excited about their wonderful Savior who is still powerfully working on the bayou. What a joy to be with these people and to hear their stories!
By the way, the canoe figured into Pastor Bill Jeminson’s message. It is not a permanent fixture in the church but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to get a picture of the worship team and the canoe!
Friendships of Grace
“…for they refreshed (our) spirits…” I Corinthians 16:18
Dick and Sandra Ingols were also foundational to CBC. Dick was a part of the initial Bible study Scott led in 1974. The Ingols put us up for the weekend at their camp near Grand Isle and refreshed our spirits with their warm hospitality. We joined them for a morning of bird watching — we didn’t find many birds; nevertheless, it was extremely enjoyable just to be out in God’s beautiful world.
Our Hearts Are Full of Gratitude
to the Lord for the great privilege and pleasure we have as we use the gifts he has given us to serve the body of Christ.
The is Delores, reporting — for the two of us
Prayers & Praises
Praises – Please join us in praising God for his faithful work in our lives and the lives of the people at Community Bible Church.
Prayer Request – Ask the Lord to bless Community Bible Church in the days ahead. Ask the Lord to continue making them a light among their family and friends as they walk with him.