Honoring the Sacrifice & Service of our Veterans

burdenToday is the day for  the fine  people of El Dorado, Kansas to kick off their week-long activities that begin with the annual Celebration of Freedom Parade.  This is the week where we pay homage to those who have served this country.memorial

The names of many of these are etched in stone at the Celebration of Freedom Memorial.  The brick-paved sidewalk reflects the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the price of freedom with their lives.  Many veterans will pause here today, and they will see their names beside their feet, and they will remember what they can never forget–the faces of those who fought beside them and the battlefield scars that still mark their bodies and minds.  brick

Regardless of whether they served in a time of peace or a time of war, this memorial has a special place in the hearts of those who pledged their sacred honor to defend this great nation.

As a tribute to all veterans and as a reminder to everyone, I am including this brief video clip of one of President Reagan’s stirring speeches:  A Soldier’s Pledge

Opening Soon: Lifetree Cafe’

ltcInstead of writing my typical blog, I’ve chosen to use my space this morning to speak about an interesting program we are starting. It is called Lifetree Café.

The creators of Lifetree Café describe it as, “a time and place where people gather in a coffee-house setting to hear inspiring stories and engage in conversation on a different topic every week. It’s the proven ministry that reaches the unreached with the love of Christ in a fresh, new way. Lifetree Café is an hour-long, interactive experience that features real people’s real stories on film, guided conversation, biblical insights, and time to build relationships. Lifetree Café tackles the topics people struggle with in everyday life.”

The start date is May 7th at 7 PM. We will meet in the Faith Café (the old chapel) which is in the Southeast end of First Christian Church (300 W. Central). I’ve included links to two video clips (length of less than 1 minute each). These are topics that will be discussed during the month.

When you attend, you can bring a friend with you, and please pray for this new ministry.

To Heaven and Back Click HERE to watch.
Living a Rich Life Click HERE to watch.

For more information you may call: 316-321-4220.