Did we ever walk alone. This has been a¬†unforgettable¬†October. Through the times of joy and celebrations and in the times of¬†remembrance¬†for loved ones who have passed away – God has been faithful to never let us walk alone. This month has been packed full of God working in myself, my family, our community, and our Church. This post will be an October in review, this is part one.
If you attend FBC in Topeka, you should by now know the song “Never Once” from Matt Redman. We introduced it on October 8th, these were the first services following the passing of one of our long time volunteers, Ron Daniel. Ron’s death was unexpected, but his death on earth was a celebration in Heaven. We are left on earth short one amazing servant, humble guy. Ron’s wanted people to know about this God we love, working many weekends every month serving in our Mountain kids program as a Tech.Arts volunteer to ensure those kids knew about the God that loved them. This still left his wife, Susan, and family missing Ron’s¬†presence¬†here on earth.
Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did you leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful.
Scars and struggles on the way but with joy our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone, carried by Your constant grace
Held within Your perfect peace, Never once, No, we never walk alone
This image¬†was one I shot last year on my Nikon D40. He was hanging out at the Tech booth just having a conversation when I snapped this one. Our Tech.Arts team will be forever made better because of his involvement with us.
Our Worship & Tech.Arts teams gather several times per year to fellowship, look at the vision for the future, and to learn together. This Grow on October 9th was great. We had a majority of our teams there. Erik & Sarah Oldberg spent time downloading¬†their¬†recent experience attending the Hillsong worship conference in Sydney,¬†Australia.
Fall Harvest Moon
I had the opportunity to run sound for our Youth on October 12th, as I was leaving the building this amazing moon jumped out at me. The weather was beautiful with a fair wind that was moving the clouds quickly between myself and the moon. It made for an evening of changing moon landscapes.
In Topeka, Fellowship Bible Church and Topeka Bible Church have a great partnership with Trash Mountain Project. Trash Mountain is¬†uniquely¬†equipped to serve communities around trash dumps throughout the world. This event was a fund raising banquet for the group. Our Tech.Arts team worked hard Sunday afternoon to transform our stage for this event.
My sons daycare/preschool does a field trip about every other week. I was able to take a day off week ago Friday so my wife & I were able to join them. Our son David had a blast climbing the mounds of hay, “driving” his train car, and picking out a pumpkin.