August 2018 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconcilers,

I hope you are having a good summer and not getting too hot. I’ve been reading the updates from some of our chapter leaders and want to express my gratitude for the wonderful job they are doing. May God bless them for their labor of love! I am very thankful for the great job that you are doing. We couldn’t do this ministry without you.

In Mid-July Jannice and I visited family members in Atlanta, Georgia. We have our annual family reunion at this time. We had over 60 children, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and at least one great-great-grandparent!  It was wonderful to see my two sisters, Yvonne and Annette, who live there.

On the same trip, we were able to visit Montgomery, Alabama and visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice that just opened. I hope many of you get the opportunity to visit the center. It shows the history of slavery in the past, and advances made by people of all colors.

As we see divisions widening in our country, as God’s servants, our aim is to seek to do right at all times.  That means that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. This is the “golden rule.” It may not be specifically stated in the Bible, but it works.

In closing, I would like to share a passage from scripture that I love. It’s called “A Prayer for the Ephesians” by the Apostle Paul: “For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and how deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:14-19)

God bless you all,