Sunday, July 29, 2012

A busy one....

Before this past week's events completely unfolded, I had known it would be a busy one.  Our UMW Conference School of Christian Missions was held from Thursday-Saturday, and this was the first time for me to fulfill my responsibilities as Interim Secretary of Program Resources.  That involves ordering the mission study books, books for the reading program, and the free materials that are useful to local UMW Units.  Once they are delivered to the site they are needed, it is my responsibility to unpack them and display them for those who might have interest in purchasing some of them. That means I had planned to arrive on Wednesday afternoon in order to have the room set up before registration began on Thursday.  As things unfolded, I learned that I would need to arrive before the morning was over on Wednesday. 

Books for the three studies offered.

The three studies offered were: Poverty, Immigration and the Bible, and Haiti.  There were 130 who were registered this year, and everything went well. 

As you know, there were some difficult times during the week as well.  As the host church was located in a town not far from where services were held for the little boy, The Husband went with me, and we were both able to attend and visit with the family.   This has been the most difficult time I've ever had.  I'm not sure there is anything that compares with the grief of losing a child.

I thank all of you for your kind comments of comfort and understanding, and I appreciate you for continuing to follow this simple little blog.  I truly enjoy your comments.


  1. Nellie, you are a very special person! I am glad your husband was able to be with you when you visited the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Oh Nellie..what an amazing lady you are, the church is so lucky to have you!

    My prayers continue for the family who lost their little boy. Bless you and your husband for visiting the family, I know it must have been difficult.


  3. You always give your best effort to everything you attempt. Those books look very intriguing, and I'm sure people are being blessed by reading them. I hope you get caught up on some rest this week, but I know you probably have a full schedule again! Just take care of yourself!

  4. Nellie- What a wonderful person you are. I know you have a lot going on in your own life...but you always make time for others, too.

    There is NOTHING that compares to the grief of losing a child- NOTHING.

    Blessings to you this week- Don't overdo- xo Diana

  5. There is nothing that is harder than having to say good bye to a child. Nothing. I am glad you have kept blogging and I know it is so hard for your family.
    That looks like a really interesting conference. I am glad your husband was able to go with you.
    I will keep praying for you Nellie.