I had the privilege of working with Rev. Kurt Landerholm, DS of the Tuscarawas District in the Eastern Ohio Conference of the UMC.  This was an event called, “Canton Alive”!  All the UM churches in Canton worked together and met in Westbrook Park UMC each evening.  We had a great time together.  One pastor said, “I was planning on coming on Sunday night and making my obligatory appearance, but I rearranged my schedule all week so I would not miss a single night!”  There was great attendance and a wonderful spirit of worship.  Rev. Landerholm was thrilled with what God was doing among the people of his district.  One participant put it this way, “You came into our town in a time when we have been going through very hard times economically and spiritually.  God used you to help us learn to laugh and pray again.  Thank you for coming.”

Now, that says it all.  Thank you Jesus for the joy of serving you.

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