YES, WE CAN
By Gayle Stewart
Some say that only the young can do mission for God but we have found that not to be true at SunnyLane UMC. Our senior adults are very busy being in mission helping others. Two of our members I would like to highlight this month are Roger and Nancy Goeller. They are an older couple devoted to God's work and have been for many of their 80 years. Both love singing in the choir and Roger finds great pleasure in playing the saxophone in the church orchestra. Nancy also sings in a women's choir, The Heartland Singers. We see Roger at many church functions with his camera taking pictures and posting them on our Facebook saving many wonderful memories for our church family. We often find both of them in the kitchen preparing delicious meals for different groups at church. One very important ministry they do every Sunday that many are not aware of is faithfully preparing the elements for communion.
Their ministry extends beyond the local church and into the community by volunteering many hours at blood drives and health fairs. Nancy helps by calling and Roger helps by being an OBI tour guide and in driving vans for OBI for out-of-country guests. He also takes photos for OBI when he is asked to do so.
Roger and Nancy have had their health issues as many of us have as we grow older, but they have decided to never give in and always answer God's call on their lives with, "Yes, we can" and we can too no matter our age or condition in life. If God lays on our hearts a job to do for Him He will also give us the strength and ability to get it done. Yes, He will.
Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10