The plan for this E-News was to be an invitation to come and see us at Annual Conference. By now you know that the session of annual conference is postponed until late July. This year there will be no booths to visit because the session has been shortened to essential business only. This is just one plan that has changed. Plans for VBS, youth trips, summer camps, revivals, camp meetings, and many others are now being modified or tossed out the window.
I have been reading several historical fiction and non-fiction books about WWII lately. I guess it is nice to read them knowing the good folks win in the end. The books remind me that people were called upon to make great sacrifices for the war effort. Life was turned upside down. Plans were radically changed and interrupted. What we are going through with Covid-19 seems to pale in comparison.
Monday was Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. It is not a time to thank those, who served. It is a time to honor those who died serving in all of our conflicts. These men and women had plans that were set aside forever for the sake of their country. Wearing a mask or participating in worship electronically doesn’t seem so demanding in comparison.