“We’re beginning to get to know the children by name, pray with them and invite them to things going on at the church.”
“These events clearly have paved the way to create more interaction in a neighborhood that is experiencing an uplifting change in character as more families are moving in.”
“It’s all a great big surprise to me. I always felt like I was the exact wrong guy to be a pastor of any kind.”
“I bring an openness and an ability to cross the different levels of the denomination.”
“We wanted to find a way for families to grow together and grow in faith.”
The ministers considered this experience to be equal to at least one year of seminary study since the Bible came alive at each new site.
And in it all, under these weather stresses, the grace of God is demonstrated.
“God’s call never ends. It has stayed with me and it has always just felt right.”
“We have grown, not only in numbers but also in outreach to the community.”
The Synod of the Trinity is grateful for the work and service of Frank Mansell to the region and sends condolences to his family and friends.