Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What's all the hubbub about a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday?

What’s all the excitement about the Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday?  It’s just a spaghetti dinner, right?

It is and it isn’t.  It is spaghetti as we know the meal here in western Oklahoma, but it is the last big fundraiser before Tom Spence and Rick Ellis head to Africa to teach pastors and church leaders in western Kenya and Uganda.

The mission is within $2000 of its goal with just under a month left.  Many Bibles have been ordered and will travel in checked luggage.  Many more have been purchased and will be delivered to the pastor hosts this month from within Kenya.  Anything raised over the goal will go to help 2 orphanage schools.

Lightweight teaching supplies are being sorted to maximize space and weight restrictions for checked luggage.  Eye glasses and other hard to get items are being squeezed into luggage trunks and weighed and weighed again.

What is the excitement about?

Once again, people who you know are taking the word of God to the ends of the earth.  They are the same people who take it across the street or into Walmart or proclaim from a pulpit or under a shade tree close to home.

But they are asking you to be a part of this missionary effort by coming to the spaghetti dinner or making a donation to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Africa Mission).

On Sunday, 3 May 2015 immediately following the benediction, Tom and Rick will get into a truck and drive to the airport, arriving in Kenya some 24 hours later.

Both men ask that whether or not you can support this mission financially, that you keep it in your prayers.  Current estimates are that between the two conferences that they will lead, they will have the chance to influence over 800 pastors and church leaders who in turn will return to their communities better equipped to equip their own saints.

What’s all the excitement about the Spaghetti Dinner?  Now you know.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sunday, 12 April 2015
Will Rogers Elementary
Noon - 2 pm
Suggested Donation
Adults - $7
Under 12 - $5
Too young for school - Eat free with parents

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