October 2015

The Walk for Alzheimer’s occurred Saturday, September 26, 2015 downtown Lexington.  We had a great group of young men and women to participate in the walk.  There were fourteen of us who walked the mile in a light drizzle but a good time was had by all.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to a little over $3,000. 
Yesterday afternoon there was a knock at our parsonage door and Sue greeted a young man by the name of Jerome Beers.  I asked Jerome to join me in my office so I could get to know him a little better and to see if he was legitimate in his request. Jerome received a call from God to do a “Faith Walk” from his home state of Pennsylvania to Washington State.  He is traveling by foot and tries to walk from 12-18 miles a day.  He does not ask for money but only a place to stay for the night.   
He comes from a Christian family where his father is a Wesleyan pastor.  Jerome is picking up on the “itineracy” of John Wesley traveling from place to place and sharing his story.  Jerome and I talked about his personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that his commitment to being a Christian had somewhat taken a back seat.  Thus, his call from God is bringing him back to focus on ministry and seeing what all God has in store for him. 
He spent the night in the Purple Parlor and joined us for the Saturday morning men’s breakfast.  He consumed several of Howard’s pancakes and enjoyed the sausage and bacon too.  Having a full stomach and our prayers, Jerome headed out to Mackville where he will spend Saturday evening.  I gave him the name of Anthony Cleary who is the Methodist pastor there.  Hopefully, he will be able to maintain the  “connection” as he travels to Washington. 
I thank God for the opportunity to have met Jerome and how he blessed me with his sincerity and purpose.  It renewed my hope and reminded me that God is still calling people to be disciples for Jesus Christ.  Amen!