Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Fields are Ripe for Harvest

The harvest has begun. Farmers are harvesting wheat, some are also harvesting winter oats at this time. The second cutting of hay has begun. There are some farmers who have had too many family problems to deal with so that they are still trying to get in their first cutting of hay.

One of the last mentioned is from Henry B's family. Henry's wife, Betty, has now started severe dementia. It's uncertain at this time what they will do, or be able to do. But please keep Henry and Betty in your prayers.

Saturday I held worship and confirmation class at Mt. Olive. Afterward I went home and ate with my family. This afternoon I went back to Mt. Olive and we baptized Nathan F., the son of Marrio and Amanda. Please keep Nathan's family in your prayers. It is not a small thing for them to have brought Nathan to baptism. There are many issues that face them, and these issues are not uncommon to many different families throughout Christianity in America today. But praise and thank God that He has brought Nathan into His kingdom through the sacrament of Baptism.

After the sacrament of baptism for Nathan, I went down to Fosston to see Esther. Esther, if you remember, fell and broke her pelvis. She seemed to be more comfortable today. But she still has a great deal of pain when she has to move from bed. She is old, and she suffers from some memory problems. She seemed to remember that Mary and I showed her our new baby, Donna. But she is struggling with her new injury. Please keep her in your prayers also.

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