The Witness – May 24-30, 2015

Negative Norman Meets Positive Patty

Are you a Negative Norman or Positive Patty?

That’s kind of a funny question but it is a serious one as
well. Joel Osteen says, “if you can’t be positive, then at
least be quiet.’

“The Southern Illinoisan” columnist, Jim Muir writes, “It seems the older I get
the less I want to be around negative, pessimistic people who can turn a sunny
day into a thunderstorm just by showing up. Some people bring joy ‘wherever’
they go while others bring joy ‘whenever’ they go. Don’t be the latter.”

Allow me to shine some joy on you. I heard it Sunday morning. We have been on
our new campus since Easter Sunday (April 5). In just 7 Sundays 15 guests
have been in Sunday School. 7 have enrolled. There have been 6 people who
have become Jesus followers by accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior and
are awaiting Baptism; 1 person has united with our congregation by Statement,
another has rededicated their life to serving Jesus.

In addition, weekly progress is being made on our educational rooms and they
will be ready for VBS. This work is being accomplished by volunteers who have
invested their time and even some of their finances to get this completed as
quickly and as efficiently as possible.

On the cloudiest of days may we all strive to see the sunshine of God’s
blessings and life’s positives, for there are many, of both!

We Labor Together With God, Wes

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