Marilyn Delorie and Carol Gey van Pittius
As many of you will know, when Audrey Cruickshank and her parents left for Borrowdaile Trust, Marondera, we not only lost a dear member but also our "church librarian." I never met anyone who could read and vet books in so short a time. Now we can only trust the Lord for discernment about the books we receive or are already in the library. After she left, I had to go to the Lord and ask Him to provide some one to help me. One day I just happened to ask Carol Gey van Pittius if she could help me do something.
The next thing I knew, that this was the lady the Lord had sent to me to
help with the library. I am pleased to say that Carol is a Godsend. A lot of work has been done in the labelling and making out cards for the new books and at this point I would also like to thank Pam Alegria for all her help with labelling as well.
Chris had the carpenter put up shelves, and we were able to move books to new places and free up over crowded shelves in the lockable cupboards.
With the donations we receive, so far we have been able to buy books in South Africa and especially the series novels - Bodie Thoene, that everyone is so keen to read. We would appreciate your continued donations so that we can get new books in.
We would like your suggestions as to what books to buy. I do know that we need to get a book on the history of the Church as people have asked if we had anything in that line.
Dave and Judy Dick
We thank God that we have been blessed with a great band of helpers for welcoming all to the House of God on a Sunday morning. It's not just a matter of handing out the weekly or monthly bulletin but it is encouraging fellowship with one another and meeting new people.
Judy and I were most grateful to Sandy and Yvonne Bisset who ensured that all functioned smoothly while we were away on holiday at the end of last year. It makes life so much easier knowing that there are always others to give back up.
Currently we have not had to use our standby helpers, but please don't think that you have been forgotten, as more members of the Church are moving away we will be needing you in the near future. Although we would still like to see a more diverse cross section of the congregation volunteering for this ministry we are so glad that those who do this duty feel it is a worthwhile commitment. We are delighted to see that even some of our Deacons have found the time to join their wives in this Ministry.
To all our helpers, we thank you for contributing to this Ministry and pray that you will find joy from your duty and consequently we can count on your continued and valued support.