Thursday, June 4, 2009

June 2009 Report

Dear Christian Friend,

May was a month filled with celebrations, such as Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day. But that’s just the short list. May was also Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month, Better Hearing & Speech Month, Flower Month, Asparagus Month, Transportation Month, and a whole slew of National “something” Months - Egg, Salad, Barbeque, Strawberry, Duckling, Photo, Mental Health, Physical Fitness & Sports . . . It was even National Hamburger Month! Who knew? Probably most of us missed at least some of these.

But May 2009 added a new celebration when it became Older Americans Month, established by our president to pay tribute to the older and wiser among us. That’s a sentiment we have every month at Truth for the World.

Many of our wonderful volunteers are retired from secular jobs but come to the Truth for the World building to work whenever and however they are needed. Three beautiful women - Olive Anderson, Mary Davis and Mary Jones – are actually well into their 80s. Some of our best Bible correspondence course teachers and out-of-state volunteers – we wish we could name all of them but don’t dare try - are well past retirement age yet are still going strong for the Lord. And we know that many of our supporters fall into this category of “older and wiser” Americans. These are all senior citizens who strengthen and inspire us while they make a tremendous difference in our work of spreading the Gospel.

To all of our brothers and sisters in the kingdom who are over the age of 65 yet still active in the work of the church – thank you! Thank you for setting such a wonderful example to all of us coming along behind you. It is encouraging to know that all of the aches and pains and just plain aggravation of getting older can be overcome and we can still be productive for the Lord no matter our age. You are going to be a hard act to follow but you have shown us that it can be done.

May the Lord bless each of you.

Staff of Truth for the World

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