|Posted on March 19, 2009 at 2:08 AM|
Greetings to you all once again! It has been a busy month in the Furches household. My wife and I both just celebrated birthdays and now we are preparing for Abbie's third birthday which is next Wednesday. We are planning on having a small family party this Saturday and Camila is working on making a Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday cake for her.
This past Saturday was the huge "Mud Sale" here in Gordonville. It is called that because it is usually accompanied by spring rains which turn the ground into a muddy mess. Not this year though, we had wonderful weather and a huge crowd of about 10,000 people or so descended upon our little town to sample all the goodies and bid at the 15-20 auctions that took place throughout the day. We bought a nice picnic table set for the backyard, and a school desk for Katie who has now started Kindergarten. I also managed to snag 3 nice pictures and a flower arrangement for the church. But our big event for the day was my Italian sausage stand which I set up in the backyard. I managed to sell out of my 100+ sausages by mid afternoon! More importantly, however, I was able to hand out more than a dozen tracts and gospel pamphlets. I also had the opportunity to personally share the gospel with a couple of individuals which was very exciting and encouraging.
And I am not done with auctions yet, later today I am heading to an auction on a house we would like to buy. I think that it will probably get bid up and out of our price range, but.... you never know if you don't go.
Well enough of the personal update... on the church related front. The quiz team finished off a strong season with a great showing in their final regular match before tournament play. They won in very convincing fashion and showed great sportsmanship in the process. Tyler, Jared and Kyle both had two correct questions and Todd quizzed out .
It was great to welcome Steve and Debbie Canapp officially to the church here in Gordonville. Pastor Steve's last Sunday in the pulpit at Grace Bible Church in Fallston was last week and this Sunday they were with us here. Please pray for them as they are in transition and Steve is now helping the mission team in the Phillipines(He flew out Monday AM).
We have a number of dear folks here at CBCG that are recovering from surgeries so continue to pray for and support one another. I have been encouraged by the kindness, compassion, and unity I have observed among the body here.
Brother Mark Massie put the finishing touches on the basement renovations after NIckle Mine Flooring installed the carpet. Mark also re-did our church sign (Check it out if you live local). Now it is on to the fellowship hall and another exciting renovation project!
Well it is even later than usual for me to get to bed so I am going to wrap up this update now and turn in. May God bless you and make you a blessing to others.