A Salute to Pastor Ken
Saying for the Day: 2 Timothy 4:6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
I don’t know many people who could with Saint Paul say these words but I do know one.
His name is Pastor Ken Merckx (to learn more about him click here) and he is an old friend.
Pastor Ken is dying of cancer and he is getting ready to go home.
He has indeed kept the faith.
He has spent a lifetime sharing Jesus with others in a wonderful loving manner.
I am glad that in my journey through life that God allowed me to meet and rejoice with Ken.
I kook forward to the day I will rejoice with him in heaven.
Thank you Lord for his ministry.
News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my backyard– Somehow NBC got wind of the problems of Pigeon Falls and did a little segment on the town that might not be. It was a good job that the Lutheran youth had cleaned up the town before the cameras arrived. You don’t want to scare the tourists away.
Mayor South or to be more exact former Mayor South went to the county seat during the week to see if there was some record there of the charter and constitution . There wasn’t. She then called Lansing and pointed out that the state doesn’t look to good in all of this since it was supposed to have a copy of both. She was assured that they are really trying to find the box that might have it in. Then she met with the former council members, since they all resigned the open meetings act didn’t apply and we don’t know what went on at that meeting.
The big father’s day race is still scheduled for next Saturday. This is the race where the father has to run carrying his child. The distance is only the length of the main street. The kids really love this race except for Billy Ketola who says his father is so clumsy he will probably fall down and break something on both of them.
Nancy says there is a feeling that the pigeon killer was someone whose car was getting pelted by the pigeons. People really love their cars even though we have the worst roads in the country.
Just when you thought things can’t get worse they do. The state is now saying that if Pigeon Falls doesn’t have a charter then we have to return the grant money we got to help pay for the street repair since the money can only go to chartered towns. That money was long ago spent.
Well this was one of those days. We tried to fix the waterfalls on the layout and failed. Then the television which is very old died. Well it didn't die in full . It just won't recognize the remote or any remote any more. It just says trying to locate remote. So we took the grandkids and went to Iron Mountain. They were very well behaved. We went to the dolalr store and they bought junk and we bought stuff for the layout. Then we went to Wal Mart. Betty wanted one of those new flat screen (thin) things. We had to choose between a number of them and we picked not on price but on the one with handles on the box so Betty and Alex could carry it in. (weird way to pick a tv set). Well I really need a breathing treatment.