Ida Sheneman, MCA’s heroic first lady, died peacefully about 1/2 hour ago (2:45 PM, Sunday, October 28). She had been asking God to allow her to enter heaven right away. Thankfully, God answered her prayer today.
I encourage you to listen to Alfred Flett’s message from the 9:15 service today. Alfred preached a powerful message from the text, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
I’ll update you on funeral plans as soon as they are finalized.
I often mention a former member of the MCA worship family and my dear friend, Chip Harper. Chip is now the Rector of the All Saints Anglican communion in San Antonio, Texas (www.allsaintsanglican.net). Chip and his lovely bride worshiped with us while he was stationed at Elmendorf Airforce Base.
My son loves to read the Robb report (www.robbreport.com). The Robb report is considered the luxury portal. It features exceptionally luxurious items. One of my friends was flying overseas in a private jet, and my son was privileged to get to tour the jet. I said, “Son, this is probably the closest we’ll ever come to one of these birds.” “Dad,” he said, “I am going to own one of these some day.” Why do I talk so small?
Ida Sheneman asked me to thank all of you who are praying for her. I was privileged to visit with her in Bellingham on Tuesday and Wednesday. Gary and Jael dropped into Ida’s home and we sang hymns and rejoiced in God’s great goodness. She is very much wanting to be free from the pain and be present with the Lord.
Interestingly, Ida said, “I’ll be with the Lord soon. Is there any message you want me to give to Neale or the others already in heaven?” Wow! That is far better than FedEx or UPS.
So what did you think of the Global Outreach week? 1. What did we do well? 2. What could/should we do better? 3. How many services did you attend?
It is clear to me that the prayer that united all of the speakers into one extended and powerful voice was well done. I often feel that we could do better on presenting the heart of the need. I attended all of the services.