Greetings again. My ticker is still working, but we’ve been busier than we’ve been in a long time.
Thus, this will be brief, and I’ll just include a short update, but not the regular Fodder this time. We are working hard to get things in order for the RiverGrace’s coming independence as a church on October 1.
Besides the “bureaucratic” elements that need to be in place, we’re also moving locations for our Sunday services and activities. There have also been some other significant activities this month.
The long and short of it is that I have not had time, nor will I have much time to continue posting Monday Fodder, maybe until mid-October.
Our Field Director will be in town for a few days starting Friday, and we have our seminary’s (United Wesleyan Graduate Institute) fundraiser on Friday evening and a day retreat for the RiverGrace leaders on Saturday.
Last Saturday evening, International Christian School celebrated it’s 25th anniversary with a wonderful program. I’ve posted a number of photos on the Fodder Website. I’ll also post them on Facebook along with some videos.
I was on the founding Board of Directors and School Management Committee for around 15 years of that a time, several of the years serving as the board chairman.
It was gratifying to see what God has done through the years, and to hear testimonies from students and parents. The challenge of governing the school has not without some difficult times, but in my experience just that kind of goes with the territory.
Steve Wible shared a very inspiring challenge at the anniversary service. He shared the script with me, and gave permission to share it with others who may be interested. Let me know if you’d like a copy, and I’ll send it to you. Steve, along with Gery Helsby, the OMS Field Director before me, had the initial vision for ICS.
I came back to Hong Kong a few months after Steve and Gery, and a few other missionaries had started meeting and working toward the startup of the school. However, Gery went back to the USA for his furlough in June, 1991. I was supposed to fill in for Gery for a year as Hong Kong Field Director. However, Gery stayed in the States, and took up a position at the OMS headquarters. I filled in for Gery for the next 19 years! That’s how I got involved in ICS as one of the OMS reps on the board.
Please keep us in your prayers. I’ll be back with you when I can. Blessings, Dave