Written by Gwyn Beer
Canada West Mission Centre Co-President
Words of Blessing
In the auditorium with our Polynesian fellow church members. “Bonding!” There are so many words that have such deep meaning to me that will not mean the same to you. That said, I might think of them in a new way when I hear words of Blessing at conference.
Sunday morning, Fred Robbins lead our Pray and Share time. He gave us one word to contemplate - “Awesome”. The sharing was …awesome! Betty Williams shared about receiving an unexpected gift in the mail, a book with one word on it -“Gratitude”. Betty is looking forward to filling the book. Bob Riley was in charge of the next service - “Communion”. A service we all shared in.
“Encourage” is the word I like. I want to encourage you to ask yourself and others to send “Words” in to Karin Peter - Words of Blessing. Think about words that you are drawn to, ask those around you about a word they would think was “encouraging”. Different people have different words and I plan to ask all ages about a single word that they like, that brings them joy or makes them wonder.
Send WORDS to Karin Peter - Words of Blessing c/o World Conference Directors, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, MO, USA 64050. Or you can email your WORDS to email@example.com. Please use “words of blessing” in the subject line.
Just a last thought, what do you think of when someone greets you with “Aloha”... great images for me!
Yours in Christ,
Gwyn, Kat, and Shannon
community of christ
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
Canada West Mission: 877-411-2632
Canada East Mission: 888-411-7537