This past week, activity reigned within our small cloistered community of believers. I cannot imagine Special Gatheirng without the many people who work every day helping to make things right. On Saturday and Sunday, as I plan to put the pieces together for worship or parties for more than 100 people, I know that the volunteers would be leading the way making things happen. And I’m never disappointed.
Arriving early on the days we have special events or dinners planned, they cook large dishes of food or purchase large cakes. They twist and turn the ribbon to make bows and they straighten tablecloths. They decorate and plan. David, Francois and Tom move tables and chairs. Trish cooks and brings my “strange” decorating ideas into reality. Diane does everything from wash dishes to insure that every person is in their place. Joanne transports people. Susie and Barbara cook yummy treats. Pam brings the chicken and helps to keep the peace. And the list goes on and on.
While I don’t always remember to thank the people who make Special Gathering a reality, I am so grateful for how they dedicate themselves to introducing our members to a loving Savior. The way they live their lives preaches of the loving Lord whose birth we celebrate on Christmas day.