Sunday, October 02, 2005

The First Employed Minister in the Family!

Today was a great day! Gay was called as Minister to Preschoolers and Children at Fist Baptist Church of Statesville, NC. The church voted at the end of the service, and the vote was unanimous. We then had lunch at the Sunday School appreciation lunch. It seems to be a great church, and Gay is very excited to be there. The really great thing is that the staff and children's leadership seem to be more excited than Gay is!

The service today was great too. Statesville celebrated World Communion Sunday, had Baptism, and was also voting on church deacons. Dr. Jeff Porter, the senior pastor, preached a great sermon. He talked a lot about the role of deacons in the church, and how important a healthy deacon board is to the health of the church.

I am very proud of Gay, and I know that she is going to do great things for the children's ministry at Statesville. I know this job is one of the reasons why we are in Winston-Salem.

On a lighter note, Gay and I went to our first Wake Forest football game yesterday. My friend Dean called late Friday night and told me a neighbor had given him 4 tickets to the game. So, we decided to go. We fully expected Wake Forest to loose to Clemson, but it didn't work out that way! Wake pulled out to an early 21-7 lead. Clemson was able to come back, and was leading 27-24 late in the fourth quarter. Wake scored with very little time on the clock to take a 31-24 lead. Clemson was almost able to come back, and on the final play of the game, they got as close as the 3 yard line, but the Demon Deacons prevailed! We had a great time.

We went out to dinner with our friends Dean and Janet after the game, and we discovered that they are getting married on June 3rd of next year. So, they will have the same anniversary we do. What are the chances that we leave Tampa, move to Winston-Salem, meet a couple from across the bay in St. Petersburg that only lives about 5 minutes from us and will now share our anniversary? Pretty weird, huh?

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