Submitted by Rev. Dr. Don Longbottom, Conference Minister
Thanksgiving is upon us and reminds us there is much for which we can be thankful. It seems like a good time to take inventory. As for myself, I am thankful beyond words for a loving family. I have a 95-year-old mother, a lovely wife, four children of whom I am very proud, 4 beautiful grandchildren and another in process. What have I forgotten? Oh ya, 3 poorly trained, demanding and willful dogs. But we love them all.
Then, there is the “calling.” What a privilege it is to spend the greatest part of one’s life serving in God’s vineyard. We in the South Central Conference may not have the most churches or the most money but we have something more important. We have wonderful pastors, committed people, and a conference staff second to none.
It is an honor to be among you and I wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings.
Peace and joy,