Linked with Love
I want to thank all of those who made our Linked with Love celebration this past weekend such a memorable time! From the wonderful International Child Care Ministries Banquet on Saturday to the meaningful times of worship, it was an unforgettable weekend. If you see Kim Brittin or Jim Heeks, be sure to express special appreciation for all their work on the banquet, and don’t forget to let Pastor Tim and his team know of your thanks for a weekend of marvelous music.
We were privileged to have so many special guests for the weekend. Pictured above at the ICCM sponsorship table are (left to right): Bishop Samuel of Rwanda, Jen Finley (ICCM Church Relations Director), Debbie McClarin (ICCM volunteer), Rev. Megan Hoose (ICCM Ambassador), and Dr. Linda Adams, (ICCM Director).
An additional twelve children were selected for sponsorship. This brings our total number of sponsored children close to one hundred and twenty.
After arriving home on Sunday following worship at Pearce, I discovered an email from Ephaste, the Rwandan director of International Child Care Ministries. He sent along these photos of the new playground equipment that has recently been installed on the Nzige school grounds. The purchase of this equipment was made possible by our Vacation Bible School kids last summer, who raised the funds to provide a great place where the Nzige children can play.
One More Nzige Note
This past Sunday’s Exit Offering will help the Nzige community purchase the necessary building supplies for the new primary classroom building. A generous total of $3,078.46 was given to help finance this new addition to the school. I think that is an incredible amount and want to express my deep appreciation to the entire Pearce family for the many ways you continue to bless the Nzige school, church, and community!
Parmerter Chapel Is a Special Place
Parmerter Chapel has proven to be a place filled with significance for Tim & Kellie Dorr. A few years ago, the couple met while attending the Saturday worship service. Last year, they were married in a beautiful ceremony in Parmerter. This past Saturday, they brought their firstborn, Lydia, to dedicate to the Lord in the evening’s worship service. Congratulations to this family!
Let the Roof Construction Begin!
For nearly the past year and a half, we’ve been talking about our “Raise the Roof” project, with a goal to fund the $161,000 installation of a new roof on Parmerter Chapel. Well, the time has come for action! Construction on Parmerter’s roof will begin sometime next week, weather permitting. The installation of the roof is estimated to be at least a two-week project.
During this project, you’ll notice that the west side playground will not be used. Also, the Orchard Street parking strip (near the playground) will be unavailable, as it will serve as a staging area for equipment and materials. A temporary fence will prevent anyone from entering dangerous areas throughout the construction.
At this point, a total of $136,502.50 has been contributed to this important project. We anticipate giving to continue in the coming weeks until the entire cost of the new roof has been covered. Thanks to all who have helped us with this significant maintenance item!