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June 10, 2010

Bible Forum

The annual Bible Forum is here! Joe Works (who’s terrific) will be presenting lessons from the book of Revelation this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I don’t think I can utter enough of my appreciation for

Joe. HeĀ is one of those guys that you feel like you’ve known forever even though you’ve only met him a few times. He has done a great work with the group in Fairlawn, NJ and I’m excited that he’ll be teaching us this weekend.

The Bible Forum is a big deal for a lot of us here in Gettysburg. It’s a good opportunity to invite our friends and neighbors to hear the Bible taught, but the weekend in general is a good opportunity to spend time with one another.

The weeknd of the Bible Forum apparently is reknown among the VA, DC, NJ, NY and PA areas. We have about 50 young people coming for the weekend from various states and towns. The secular festivities begin Friday night after the lesson. All those interested will go to the Smelers where there will be a bonfire and singing. Then we’ll get up early on Saturday morning and have breakfast at the Bishops house. Then we’ll go back to the Smelsers for volleyball, cookout etc. Then back to the building for another lesson on Saturday evening.

Needless to say, I’m already tired thinking about all the activities for weekend, but it’s all good it’ll be an encouraging weekend.

So in preparation for the Bible Forum, Don Morrison and myself went and handed out flyers in his neighborhood. I’d say we had some success. We had a really good conversation with one gentleman and he said he’d try to be there–and I’m confident he will be because–we were inviting some others in the neighborhood

and a little girl said, “I’m probably going to it.” Well, turns out her father is the one who said he was going to try to make it. So they had already talked about it as a family, so we hope to see them.

Also, we had met a Jehovah’s Witness and had offered to study with him, and we got a call yesterday saying

he’d be willing to study. So I’m thankful for that opportunity.

I need to hit the road, but thought I should update some time this week. I hope all is well wherever you may be.

God bless,