That Was Then… This is Now

That Was Then_This is Now

THAT WAS THEN…

Dr. HC & Ella Sanders—Alice & Helen Sterritt—Earl & Doris Conley

Isaac & Ida Kierstead—Eric & Nina Haywood—Dr. Storer & Wilma Emmett

THIS IS NOW…

Dr. Bob & Brenda Bagley—Alicia Robertson—Robin White

Allan & Sheri Stevens—The Nune Family— Robin & Beth

Sunday morning was an experience that will be forever in our hearts and minds as we head to Haiti. The Mullen family are well known and loved in the Atlantic District for their musical talents. They just happen to be cousins of Robin and huge encouragers to us. Dan had the great idea of putting together 30 pianos in the Beulah Tabernacle in a program highlighting hymns of faith interspersed with stories of missionaries past and present. This was a celebration of Global Partners missions and missionaries. And what a celebration it was.

When we walked into the tabernacle Sunday morning, the air was full of anticipation and energy. 30 pianos. 30 pianists. 1 organ. 1 organist. 4 worship leaders. 500 people. 1 song leader. 1 music director. 1 narrator.

Dwight & Carol Mullen drove up from Kansas and were busy all week helping Dan move and tune all 30 pianos. Dan put in more hours than I can even imagine to pull this off. Edie Mullen has been going to Guinea, Africa for the past 10 years and her passion and love for missions was evident in her voice as she narrated the program. But she wasn’t the only one with emotion. As we sang the beloved hymn, “Jesus Saves”, our tears started flowing and I don’t know if they stopped the entire morning.

We have heard the joyful sound:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land,
Climb the steeps and cross the waves;
Onward!—’tis our Lord’s command;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

I just can’t begin to convey our appreciation and love for the Atlantic District for their support of Global Partners, for missions, and for us. Sunday was such a highlight for us and was so much better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you Dan for your vision and hard work. Thank you to Peter Moore for your friendly ear, wise counsel and unbelievably inspiring prose. Thank you to all of our partners who have walked through this past year with us. We are so thankful for your faithfulness

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