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What a Time!

This past week was a very taxing, busy time for the Keely household. We had guests in our home beginning Saturday the 18th through Saturday the 25th due to Daniel’s revival effort and my brother coming for a visit. We enjoyed every minute of our time together, including the time we spent in worship and revival services. Of course, it only seemed right that if I went to see the Keely families in Hawaii, and attended revival services six times that Buck ought to have to do the same when he came to see me! He preached twice and I preached three times while he was here. Along with that we made a trip to Duncan, OK where our sister and brother and their families live; staying overnight to see them. Every day was packed with places to go, things to do and people to see. Not much of a vacation for anyone! But it was good to spend some time with Buck.
While in Duncan we went to see my older brother Lynn. He was a heavy smoker since he was in the ninth grade and it has taken its toll on him. He can no longer walk, even around his house…on oxygen 24/7 and can only breathe when he is in a semi sitting-laying position. His life is coming to an end, obvious to all. Buck exhorted him to get his life in order with Christ and be ready to meet God. I just sat in silence and prayed…Lynn is 71….his passing is so similar to my mother’s it breaks my heart.
Sunday morning we got up and the house was ours again. No visitors or guests, just us. There is a lot to be said in favor of ‘empty nesters’….it’s not empty, just quiet!
Todd has taken hold of his responsibilities as our administrator and outreach/inreach director. I have watched him take hold of the job and take responsibility in a wonderful way. I appreciate the relief he has given me, especially in the time I had to spend in the office. His presence and handling of things that come almost daily has given me great relief and time to study that I have not had since Daniel went to New Beginnings Baptist Church. Thank you Todd… keep up the good work.
Vacation Bible School is just around the corner, I hope you who are able will be involved in this great attempt to reach those children who will not hear the Gospel if we do not reach them. If you would like to know how you can help, {we especially need people who would be willing to pick up and return home children who need rides} call the church office 918-342-6997 and we will put you to work! Thanks Jeanie for heading up VBS!
May God continue to bless our work together! Bro. Wayne

What a Fellowship!

I begin this article at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon with the sounds of children and youth everywhere; playing the piano, visiting and working getting ready for the dinner and still others just enjoying their time together. What a wonderful event we will share in just a few minutes! I have tasted some of the fare and WoW! What a wonderful variety of tastes! There are 120 seats around tables for adults and youth and thirty or more for children. I don’t know how many to expect, but it will be a full house I am sure.
Bro. Dave Kelley preached a fine message Sunday morning on Jonathan and his armor bearer from I Samuel 14. The impact of the message was making a decision and carrying through with it without vacillating. Too many of us today are in a place of indecision; waiting when we should be pressing on. Once God has led you to a place of decision, it is incumbent to act upon the results of that decision. Jonathan was set to go to war whatever the response of the enemy. We too need to be ready to march on the Lord’s orders regardless of the decision of the enemy! What words of encouragement to me!
I will finish this in the morning after the dinner and will tell you how it went…..
Well, here I am back at the computer Monday morning six a.m. It is funny how one can eat so much and yet wake up hungry! I told myself this morning that feeling hungry is good. That is, I need to feel hungry so my tummy can shrink. After such a meal, well no more indecision! It is time to cut back on the calories!! We had every chair filled and hunted more seating. The volume and quality of food declares the condition of the fellowship…Excellent!
Our handbell choirs both played with skill and spirit. The Allen and Barnett families presented us with the Word in Song through a cappella music. What a wonderful sound when human voices blend together making music! Then Dave Kelley shared God’s provision for his life over the years and how God has taken care of his every need. Todd Isom shared God’s moving in his life these past months and how His watch care over Todd has brought him to a new appreciation of how God works in our lives.
I got to just enjoy it all with such amazing joy to see God at work in our lives.
Merry Christmas and may His Joy bring you to a place of decision to serve Him.
Bro. Wayne