“Whom Shall I Send, And Who WIll Go For Us?” ISAIAH 6:8
For 40 years when Richard heard this call he answered with – “Here I am! Send me.”
We have been very fortunate that God placed Richard in three churches in our region, including FUMC. His dedication to his congregations was evident on Sunday afternoon. The reception to honor Richard’s years of service was well attended by the people of Oakland, Floyd and Galax churches. In addition, there was a surprise visit from his sister and her family. People took the opportunity to share with Richard the many ways he positively impacted their lives. In addition to the visits, prayers, and support he has extended to us, his Bible studies and Sunday school class have been extra blessings. The congregations presented Richard with a “gift certificate” for a trip to the Holy Lands with District Superintendent Kim Goddard. Fortunately, Richard will still be in the area so we can enjoy his friendship in the years to come.