From extraterrestrial beings to creatures like Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster, we often hear accounts of someone, somewhere, seeing something out of this world! But why can they never get a good picture? Apparently, mysterious creatures only appear to people with horrendous cameras or with a cell phone lens with worse focus than me without my contact lenses! Either way, I am happy to share that the pastoral team caught a rare glimpse of a fascinating creature indigenous to Ogden.
In its natural habitat, this flaxen-haired creature feasts mainly on lattés and Caramel Macchiatos. However, at times, this fun-loving predator will explore terrain beyond its borders in search of its most sought after prey—LuGia’s ice cream. Have you figured out the species I am referring to? That’s right folks! We saw Pastor Wally in two rare summer sightings this week! The pastoral team joined him for lunch at his home this past Tuesday and then he was kind enough to join the Pearce staff outing for ice cream the next day. It was a joy to see him once again!
If you know Pastor Wally, then you know he always has a camera nearby to take a great photo. These clear pictures were both captured by him. So the next time you have a rare sighting of something unusual, don’t settle for your blurry cell phone. Instead, ask Big Foot or E.T. if you can borrow theirs!
Operation: Painting Project
Have you ever seen a young person walking around in jeans with holes in them? You know, the kind of holes your mom used to yell at you for because they were supposed to be your church pants or school clothes? Well, I regret if I’m the one to tell you, but they actually sell them like that now. That’s right—pants that are pre-worn and pre-torn for your convenience. You can now buy them brand new.
Now, the worn look may be cool as clothing but there are some things that are not too impressive “pre-worn.” For example, no one goes to a car dealership looking for a vehicle with pre-rusted frames or worn wheel bearings. Nor do you set out to find an engagement ring with a diamond already missing, or a book with mayonnaise spots from a turkey sandwich. Likewise, we often put work into our homes because the chipping paint look is not very fashionable. It is also not good for the structure.
I hope you get a chance, as you are driving down Orchard Street, to observe and offer up a prayer of thanksgiving for the Mission House. We have the wonderful blessing of owning that property and using it as a ministry to missionaries that visit, or return for respite, from their various appointments around the world. The upkeep of this home requires work and faithful stewardship, which volunteers from Pearce help with throughout the year. And, in the next several weeks, you will see professional painters stripping and repainting that beautiful home. I look forward to the finished product and I am thankful for the generosity of our Pearce family that makes projects like this possible.