Schedule of Events


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Ruth and I are doing well. We enjoy hearing from friends around the country, whether by email, “snail mail,” phone, text, or Face Book. 

Amy is progressing well since her foot surgery June 14. She uses regular shoes now, at times with a cane. Her husband Norm has had back pain that has kept him out of work for several weeks. He will have surgery 10/11 to relieve spinal stenosis. Pray for him. 

Clark is considering going to graduate school for a master’s degree. His French degree has not resulted in satisfying work, so he wants to  try something else.

Moye and Lavon request prayer for his parents. His mom Ruth Ann recently had a knee replacement surgery, and his dad Al has several needs. Please pray for the Al and Ruth Ann Stauffer and their family.

Grant loves being a student at Liberty University. He has made lots of friends, some of them  “work out“ buddies, and enjoys hearing nationally known speakers in chapel weekly.

Carson now works several hours each week at a local grocery. He really likes his job—and the money!

Preston and his girl friend have not yet told us of any specific plans. We watch and pray and hope!

Blessings and much love,





12-14 – Coastal Carolina CFO, NC

28 to November 2 – Capon Springs CFO, WV


9-11 – Finger Lakes CFO, NY (Moye will speak;       Wayne and Ruth lead worship and rhythms.)

22 – Thanksgiving Day

25 – Hymn sing at Brethren Village, Lititz, PA


15 – Christmas program for Prime Time at     Worship Center Lancaster, PA

25 – Celebrate Jesus’ birthday


25-27 – Women’s retreat @ Black Rock Retreat


3-5 – Cragmont retreat

14-24 – Holy Land tour








jesurlasmRegistrations are arriving for our tour to Israel May 14-24, 2019. Ruth, Amy, and Moye are working to get physically more fit for all the walking they must do to assist our excellent guide Exie Schlossburg in showing each pilgrim the unforgettable sites of Israel.


Our flight from Newark, NJ, will take us non-stop to Tel Aviv. You’ll never forget the feeling of touching down in the Israel for the first time! There is nothing like walking where Jesus walked! Some places, like the Sea of Galilee, have changed very little in 2,000 years; others have multiple layers of civilization where archeologists are digging daily to uncover history. Your travel experience will be a kaleidoscope of ancient Biblical scenes and images of modern Israeli fresh from tomorrow’s headlines. Use the response column inside this newsletter to request a brochure, or call or email us, and we’ll get a brochure on its way ASAP. NEXT YEAR – JERUSALEM!


Mawomenrk your calendars, ladies! The Praise Unlimited annual women’s retreat will be held January 25-27, 2019! This is the cure for the “mid-winter blahs,” so DON’T MISS IT!

The theme for this year is, “OUR EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANT GOD.”

Last year 150 women from 12 states gathered at Black Rock Retreat for a weekend of worship, studying God’s Word, praying together, skits, laughter, tears, fellowship, and food!

Come join this growing, loving sisterhood! Use the brochure in this newsletter to register early.


Registrar Debbie Thomas (

12108 Sawhill Blvd., Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Home: (540) 412-9340; cell: (607) 377-2278





















































































Men’s retreat – September 27-29

Maine Acadia CFO – October 18-23













Lord, you came down to the seashore;

You were not seeking the rich of the wise;

You only wanted me to go with you.


O, Lord, you looked deep in my spirit;

With a smile, you whispered my name.

In the sand I am leaving my sailboat;

By your side I will find a new life.


I first heard “The Sailboat Song” above in 1984 in Peru. I was given hand-printed Spanish words and a cassette recording of it being sung with guitars in a Catholic church. I brought it home to NC, where I learned and translated it. We first used it that year.