Volume 31 Number 45

God’s Cake

Sometimes we wonder, “What did I do to deserve this?” or “Why did God have to do this to me?”  Here is a wonderful explanation!

A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.

Meanwhile, her mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack and the daughter says, ‘”Absolutely mom, I love your cake.”

“Here, have some cooking oil,” her mother offers.

“Yuck,” says her daughter.

“How about a couple of raw eggs?”

“Gross, mom!”

“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?”

“Mom, those are all yucky!”

To which the mother replies: “Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves.  But, when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!

God works the same way.  Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times.  But, God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good!  We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

God is crazy about you.  He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.  Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen.  He could live anywhere in the universe and He chose your heart.

Prayer Requests

Andy Behanish fell from scaffolding and has multiple broken bones in is feet.  There is still too much swelling for surgery.  He will be evaluated on Monday.

Please remember Jake Ferrell and Kieran and Katie Mort in their new lives in Christ.

Mike Dorrell’s dad now has a defibrillator and has gone home.

Nancy Wallis’ father has been placed into a care facility and hasn’t been doing well.

Karen Carico is still at Taylor House.

Karen Hardy had a blood transfusion and is still trying to keep her blood count up and gain weight.

Jim Mort is recovering from his surgery.

Glen and Marge Stevens in dealing with Glen’s illness.

Barb South’s brother-Mike Hysell’s brain tumor has returned. He is having treatment.

Jeff Moore— to follow his diagnosis go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/JeffMoore.

Toni Lovejoy’s father with prostate cancer and her grandmother with lung cancer.

Bob Kunce, Kim Greer’s father; Jean Cook, Archie’s mother, who all have cancer

Kimball Matkins, who has ALS. go to: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kimballmatkins.

News & Notes

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY is Saturday, October 18th at 8am here at the building. Any man who is interested may attend. As we continue to study what it takes to be a Christian leader (in the home and church), you are asked to bring some donuts, a Bible, and a heart for learning. Coffee will be provided. If you have any questions concerning this see Jeremy Folding.

SONBEAMS:  The Sonbeams will be going for lunch on Tuesday, Nov 11. We will meet in Pleasant Hill at Java Lu & Dining Too! 4830 Maple Drive at 11:30. This is across the street North of Hy Vee where Clay’s Restaurant was. We will be handing out a menu and map. If you have questions see the Dales.

CARE PACKAGES:  It is time again to begin collecting items for the annual “We Care” packages/baskets for college students, soldiers, and our shut-ins.  A sign up sheet is posted and a collection box is in the fellowship hall. The deadline is November 16.

SINGING:  This afternoon at 2:00 PM, we will be singing at Karen Acres, 3605 Elm Drive, Urbandale.

PHILIP GANTA, and Indian brother, trained at the Church of Christ preaching school in India started by J. C. Baily, will be speaking Sunday pm after Jeremy’s lesson.  He preaches and works with the Dubia Church of Christ in UAE. He teaches Jesus to Muslims.

CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN!  As you can see our construction project has begun.  Please help us by keeping the children away from the  dirt piles.  Unfortunately, last week the phone lines were inadvertently cut.

Bob and Gene McClaren plan to leave Nov. 10 for Corpus Christi, TX for two to three months.  They will be staying with their daughter Candace (to escape the Iowa winter).

PROFILES:  If you have not already done a short profile of you and/or your family, please do one and turn it in to Jason Housby.  They will be made into a booklet for members and visitors to read.

Calendar of Events

Nov 9 – Karen Acres Singing at 2:00 pm

Nov 11 – Sonbeams Lunch

Dec 4 – Ladies Class Cookie Exchange at the Mort’s

Dec  7 – AM Potluck

Dec 16 – Teen Get Together

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Party at the building

Jan 16 – All Church Birthday Party

Central Iowa Missions

Nov 9 – Osceola – Mitch Mort

Nov 16 – Osceola – Joe Buxton

End of this issue.