CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 7 P.M.
CHRISTMAS MORNINIG SERVICE: 9 A.M.
It Doesn't Have to be a Silent NightGo to YouTube Play video
This song brings to mind that in this season we need to lift up our voices in praise to the King and for intersession in prayer for those in need. Written and performed by Bro-ken. 12-18-2011
Bro-ken is a band of our son, Jim Perry. He plays lead guitar and sings back up in this song. We hope that it is a blessing to you as you listen, as it surely was for us. We appreciate comments.
NEWS FROM THE PERRY’S
The year 2010 ended with me and Kathy enjoying a quiet time of sitting by a fireplace watching the beginning of another year, and with great expectations as to what the Lord will do with this up coming year. As we give thanks to Him for His blessings.
This year seems to have flown by, as have so many others before this. While doing the work of the Lord, even the challenges become blessings. This year found us with the challenge of planting a church ministry at the HO HO KAM RV Village in Coolidge. Along with the challenges of moving into the park, in starting a new ministry, comes the blessing of getting to know wonderful people like Jenny, the manager, Deloris, Larry and Loretta and many others. In our short time in the park we have seen the sad evidence of sin, as we witnessed the sadness of death. But we have also had the privilege to witness the miracle of a soul’s Salvation, a baptism, and to see the church fellowship grow.
In May we enjoyed a visit from our son Eric from New Jersey, as well as a visit from daughter Jennifer, her husband Ronnie and our granddaughter Kiley from Colorado. And it was our pleasure to have various visits from Fred and Debbie Bell, a niece (seems more like a daughter) and nephew from California. In October Kathy’s sister Carol and husband Victor from Wisconsin came down- it was a joy and our pleasure to show them our little part of the world, South Arizona. What a fun year this made for us.
In June, we made a trip out to Newburgh Seminary in Indiana, where Kathy received the Master of Arts Degree in Church Administration. On our way out, we stopped by in Arkansas for a very enjoyable visit with my (Bill) sister-in-law Shirley Perry. We also took the time to stop in for a visit with friends Jimmie and Francis Lucy in Fulton, KY, a nice visit. It was after returning from Newburgh, that Kathy was appointed to the grading staff of the Seminary.
September found us once more out in Branson, MO with Chaplain’s University, at the University of the Ozarks, where I (Bill) was given the honor of appointment with CRMI as a member of their board of directors. During our stay, we were invited to stay with John Moore, MD, and his wonderful wife Cathy, where we were treated more like family than guests.
In December, we received an early Christmas present (I think), as we were asked to come on staff with Christian Resort Ministries International (CRMI) as; Directors of Training, (Bill) Training Director, and (Kathy) Director-Training Technology. We are trusting the Lord Jesus to supply as we seek to meet the challenge, as well as the blessings of this new responsibility, as we, also, continue to minister as Pastor/Chaplain at HO HO KAM village. We are seeking the Lord’s direction, as we Pray, and seek to design training that will be suitable to meet the needs of CRMI. We ask for your prayers.
We are now looking forward to getting to know many of the part time (snow birds) residents of the park, as we seek to serve the Lord, as we serve them. We understand that this is a work of the Lord in progress, and we are enjoying every step of the way.
It has been truly a full year for us as the Lord continues to use us. Please pray that we may continue to make ourselves wide open so that He may use us in what ever way He sees fit. We are His!
May we forever keep in mind that Jesus Christ is the REASON FOR THE SEASON!
In His Service, and for His Glory,
Bill & Kathy Perry
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