22 May Day of Missions – Willshire, Ohio
About 120 people from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan attended the second Day of Missions on May 20. This event was held at the PraisePoint UB church in Willshire, Ohio. Two weeks before, a Day of Missions was held at the Salem UB church in Chambersburg, Pa. That earlier event was attended by about 90 people.
Miriam Prabhakar (right) again opened the meeting by talking about the work in India, and by answering questions from the congregation. New UB missionaries Jamie Fiedler and Anna Gievett, both of whom will begin serving this year with Food for the Hungry, were on hand to talk about their work and call to missions. Tim Flickinger, pastor of the UB church in Fowlerville, Mich., came to talk about the partnership his church has developed with the UB church planting movement in the Copan region of Honduras.
A number of former UB missionaries were also present in Willshire: Emmett and Shirley Cox (Sierra Leone), Russ and Nellie Birdsall (Sierra Leone), Eleanore Datema (Jamaica and Sierra Leone), Luke Fetters (Macau), Lynn Mefferd (Sierra Leone), Phil and Darlene Burkett (Macau), and Jeff Sherlock (Macau).
For more photos from the event, follow the link below.
Tim Flickinger, pastor of the Fowlerville, Mich., UB church, talking with new UB missionary Anna Geivett.
Miriam Prabhakar speaking with one of the event participants.
The PraisePoint congregation provided a wonderful noon meal for everyone.
Six members of the Global Ministries Leadership Team were present: chairman Luke Fetters, Randy Fennig, Lois Mason, Jeff Sherlock, and Bishop Ron Ramsey. Above are three of them (l-r): Luke Fetters, Jeff Sherlock, and Randy Fennig.
One well-admired “star” of the day was PraisePoint’s new church building, which they began using in January. PraisePoint is a merger of the Willshire UB church and the Zion UB church, located outside of Willshire. The two congregations left their former buildings and constructed a new facility on a prominent corner in Willshire.
Janice AlveyPosted at 19:11h, 25 May
I enjoyed the Day of Missions at Willshire. The speakers inspired us with new ideas. Eric Fleck really encouraged me on a personal level how God can use our gifts/skills/knowledge that we have been using in our everyday work life. Of course, it was wonderful to see Miriam and get an update of the work in India.