Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Seventy Missionary Family Reunion!

We are now halfway through the week at the Missionary Family Reunion sponsored by the Restoration Seventy at the Graceland University campus in Lamoni, Iowa.  The theme is "Be Ye One – Coming Together – United in Jesus Christ". 

Daily themes are "Becoming One Through….Forgiveness, Humility, Study, Prayer, and Teaching".  The adult classes have so far enjoyed the teaching of Seventies Patrick McKay, Ron Smith and Dan Norman. General thoughts of how we, as Restoration saints, can work together in bringing forward the gospel of Christ through our relationships with others has been shared through classes and testimonies throughout each day.

There are several afternoon classes that are offered this week as well. Children's Music for Adults, Christian Apologetics and Restoration Philosophy, A "Passover" in Our Day, For the Love of God, The Secret Place-Being Gathered In, and How to Be One. 

Activities for families are very popular as always, but especially since we have a very large and lively group of young children who are a joy to all of us!  The afternoon activities include swimming, animated scripture movies, scavenger hunt, races, a game of Capture the Flag, Frisbee golf, and Friday there will be a waterslide!  Tonight, we will have a time of fellowship after the evening preaching service and share so, me fresh watermelon!

For those who have had the opportunity to be at a reunion in the past… the favorite food of everyone here seems to be the same each year.  ICE CREAM!  You will see just about everyone at one time or another with a large cone full!

Evening preaching services are always a main event at each Seventy reunion, and this year is no exception.  Speakers for the week are Ron Johnson, George Thomas, John Mundy, James Noland, Patrick McKay, and Gary Metzger. 

If you have not been here to share but have the opportunity, come by for a day or evening to be a part of the fellowship and worship with us.  Check in and let the reunion office  know you've come to visit. We'd love to see you!