Travel notes from conference president Jacob Martin.
May 14: General Board meeting plus other meetings fine tuning our Presidential Transition Events.
May 15-18: Administrative work (Travel Notes, Transition Events calls, Sermon Preparation for UBC Camp meeting.)
May 19: Traveled to UBC (Before arriving we stopped and had a great visit with two of our GMC families. Rev. Steve & Cindy Davis and Rev. George & Sharon Maloyed)
May 20- 25: UBC Camp meeting was blessed with God presence. We will remember the tuesday night service when the prelude music was playing, and God settled in and the alter and seats lined with young people seeking God.
May 26: President John Zechman Farewell Celebration: We were blessed to listen to all the tributes given to Bro. Zechman. No president in Penn View’s History has impacted more young people into Christian Ministry. Thank You, Bro. Zechman for keeping the flame alive and the torch lit. Theme: “Honoring the past…anticipating the future.”
May 27: President – Elect Daniel Durkee Installation Service: Today we are anticipating the future under the direction of President Durkee. We believe God’s word “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever.” I know Rev. Daniel Durkee will endeavor to keep the flame lit and keep passing on the torch along to future generations as long as Christ tarries. The Charge and Symbolic transfer of power from President Zechman to President Durkee was special.
May 28: PVBI Commencement - Congratulations to the students and staff for a job well done. We wish you God’s best today and always.
May 30: Preparation for Western District trip.
May 31- June 4: Western District Conference & Services. Our theme was “God is using us.” We heard reports from three of our Minister’s. New people in church since last conference. A new name written in the Lambs Book of Life. Praise the Lord!
June 5: PVBI Board meeting with President Daniel Durkee. We thank God for the good report of new staff and faculty being hired. We also received a clear picture of some big financial needs going forward. Finish MM Building. Plus, payrolls for the summer. Etc. Let us all continue to support the school with our gifts and prayers.
June 6-7: Sermon preparation for GMYC
June 8: GMYC clean up day.
June 9: Sunbury GMC Father’s Day Banquet at Denny’s with my son Ryan. Rev. Aaron McCarty did a good job speaking to the fathers.
June 11-15: GMYC. God moved in a powerful way in several services. Young people testified to be saved, sanctified wholly, and called into God’s work. To God be the Glory for the great things he has done!
June 17: Sunbury GMC Father’s Day speaker. It was a privilege to go back to the church where I pastored for over 19 years. It’s always exciting to see my friends and family at the church.
June 18-20: I took most of these days off to do wood and mow grass on my property.
June 21: Mount Nittany Medical Center to visit Sister Bickert. She continues to need our prayers.
June 23-25: Administrative work, and sermon preparation. I also preached at Beavertown this Lord’s Day. (24) I appreciate my home church. I have received a lot of spiritual blessings from attending the services.