This was my first time to work with Rev. David Jenkins. He and his family are fairly new to Mannford, OK, and are doing a good job reaching out to this community. They are working hard to reach out to younger families in their community. They have a “living room service” that is informal, laid back, and intimate. The church gathers and shares in a time of fellowship before gathering on couches and comfortable chairs in a room lit by table-lamps. The music is provided by a small group playing acoustic instruments is well done contemporary style. I believe they will see this service continue to grow.
The Dayspring went well, although it was challenged by a strong community sports program and the close proximity of a large lake. Mannford has been known as the Striper Bass capital of the world. Still, we had a delightful time and great response. Felicia and I were welcomed with open arms and we made a lot of new friends.
Here is the picture of our medal winners from the Mannford BibleQuest. Mannford UMC is targeting the elementary age and have just hired a new staff person to reach out to these kids. This ministry is just getting off the ground, but I look forward to hearing the good news of how God is using this church to minister to children.