Wednesday, March 26, 2014
GOLF BALLS WITH A STORY
While my dearest was in the garage looking for my bin of summer clothes, he came across a "Memory" I had completely forgotten.
Our ministry in 1975 took us to Bell Gardens, CA and a little Baptist Church. Back in those days you had "deacons" that worked with the Pastor making decisions for the church.
Don had a terrific deacon board with a very funny sense of humor. They gave Don a egg crate with the six golf balls with a deacon painted on each one including their name and a "quote" that would get a laugh.
They told my dearest, when he got upset with one of them, he could just take them out on the golf course and hit them as hard as he could. HaHa.
You would really have to know these wonderful men to get the joke of each of the sayings. Tom ~ the analytical one always had his calculator handy. Bob ~ Was always ready with a "motion" and Monty ~ always ready with a "second". Ralph ~ was ready to go home before the meeting started. Ray ~ bless his heart, never wanted to spend money fixing things...he'd do it!! And last but not least John ~ Always thought the churches biggest need was a Gym. BTW John was the artist that painted the golf balls.
Several of these men have gone on to play a round or two in Heaven, but the memories of our time in Bell Gardens are precious in many ways. It was a real learning time in our ministry and I do believe we wouldn't have stayed at the church in Hughson 27 years without the lessons we learned in that little Baptist Church and those good people.
Hope you enjoyed a little "Ministry Story" from our past.