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One of the most difficult things about this blog category (I salute…) is deciding who to write the next article about. There are so many great volunteers at our church. When I was a kid I listened to a morning radio broadcast called “Chicken Man.” The theme song included the catchphrase, “He’s everywhere, he’s everywhere, Chicken man!” That’s how I feel about the volunteers at Landmark. They’re everywhere.
The gentleman I am saluting this week is one great guy. He is an entrepreneur who (along with his wife Sheila) runs his own very successful business. In spite of the fact that it keeps him incredibly busy he still has time for Kingdom priorities. He is a tremendous blessing to the church. He is a craftsman, designer, electrician and much more. All his gifts translate into blessings for Landmark.
Let’s see, where do I begin? This guy spend countless hours doing electrical work in our gymnasium. He has worked on the baptistry, changing the pump, adding timers and heaters. Recently he formed up and finished the concrete base to our new sign and took care of running electricity to it. For all this work and material he charged a grand total of “nothing.” When it comes to The Safehouse, our second campus, he (along with his wife) has supplied as well as cooked for every event. Love dat gumbo! Even as I write this article he is cooking spaghetti for a couple hundred guests. His unselfish service is invaluable.
Not only that, currently he is a valued member of our Children’s Ministry Team working as a teacher and mentor to some really fortunate and appreciative kids. In the past he has served as one of our most successful Home Friendship Group leaders. The group he facilitated “suffered” through several multiplications, contributing to the overall growth of the church.
There is so much more but space does not allow. So let me just say a great BIG thanks to a man of compassion, talent and wisdom.
Rocky C., I proudly stand next to you as friend and pastor and loudly proclaim…WE ARE LANDMARK!
This is the next article in our “I salute…” series. For those who may be looking in for the first time, in this series I give a shout out to one of the great volunteer members of Landmark Church. Today I salute…Priscilla J.
What a lady. She is the definition of “one of a kind.” The cliche “When God made her He broke the mold” is not far from the truth when talking about her. This woman a hoot. When she is around there is never a dull moment. She’s always good for a laugh. A conversation with her is like talking to a one-liner manufacturing machine. She spits ‘em out like a baseball player spits out sunflower seed husks. She is a verbal boxer who’s specialty is jabs; right, left, right, right, left, right. You never know where she’s coming at you from. She’s like a cartoon character (the Roadrunner comes to mind) popping up all over the place. If I had to describe her in one word, the word would be “laughter.” If a merry heart does good like a medicine (Proverbs 17:22) then this gal should live to be a hundred and twenty.
As you can tell, Priscilla is a joy to be around but there is more to her than a great sense of humor. She has fully embraced and completely lives out the call to serve others. If you are looking for her, look where the needs are. She loves people and her goal is always to make people smile. At The SafeHouse, our second Landmark campus, she is everywhere at once. No guest can escape her. She sits and chats with them to make them feel comfortable. She brings them food. At our last SafeHouse event, while the praise team led us in worship, I saw her holding the hand of a homeless guest and together they danced before Jesus to the words and sounds of “I hear the chains falling.” She fits perfectly in The 4:18 ministry.
I consider her one of the necessary ingredients of the Landmark recipe. I heard a barbecue expert describe his sauce by saying he added a little jalapeno just to give it a back-end kick. That’s Priscilla. She is that little extra that makes good sauce great.
Here’s something funny. On a whim I decided to look up the meaning of her name. “Priscilla” means ancient as in old. To me that is hilarious. I can’t wait till she reads this post. I would love to be there to see her reaction to that. From now on I may just call her “Old Lady.”
Priscilla J., I stand proudly beside you and loudly declare that together, “We are Landmark!”