Thursday, October 28, 2010

Buffet Breakfast at Shiloh UMC

A photo of Shiloh's fellowship hall, where the breakfast will be held
Shiloh United Methodist Church will always hold a special place in my heart.  My grandparents and great grandparents attended the church, and it's the church that I grew up in as a child.  I met Jesus through the Sunday school ministry at Shiloh, and still remain close friends with many of the members there even though God led Gina and me along a different road after we were married back in 1995.

Ever since the congregation at Shiloh became aware of the fact that our family is pursuing this calling to Nagoya, they have become a strong source of encouragement.  Among other things, Shiloh's United Methodist Men and Women have teamed up to plan a buffet breakfast to benefit our mission.  The breakfast is scheduled for November 6th from 6-10am in the new fellowship hall behind the church building.  The buffet is all-you-can-eat (adults $6, children $3), so if you leave hungry, it's your own fault!

Unfortunately, Gina and I won't have the opportunity to taste the food that morning since we're scheduled to take part in MTW's Global Missions Conference in Chatanooga, TN that weekend.  I must say, it feels a bit strange to know that all of this will be happening in our absence.  We feel such a need to lend a hand and contribute to the effort, but in that sense - this event is a lot like the Gospel.  The only thing we're contributing to the cause is our need, and all we can do is gratefully receive.  Thanks, friends at Shiloh!  We're humbled by your generosity, and we'll look forward to thanking you in person in a few weeks.

If you'd like to attend the breakfast and need directions, CLICK HERE for Shiloh's web site.  There's an address on the home page that you could enter into mapquest (etc).


  1. We wish you could be there but we will be sure to eat enough for you! Will you be at Shiloh on that Sunday?

  2. Not that Sunday, but we're there the NEXT week (on the 14th). Looking forward to being with you!