Pastor’s Ponderings, Wonderings, Wanderings

April 25, 2015


Wesley United Methodist Church served 239 students at The Wesley Student Center of Lamar University in Beaumont. While I did not get pictures of the students (we were kind of busy) I did get this picture of the Churches members, plus 1, serving. From right to left is Pastor Randy Branch, Jean Koontz, Katy Beckett, Jan Neely, Rev. Anjelita Dirden (the plus 1), Wanda Barron and Harvey Wilson. We enjoyed being able to serve those students and it is always well received with many thank you’s from the students. A blessing to all of us who served and we hope a blessing to the students. Thanks to Pastor Anjelita for being such a gracious host and spiritual leader to all youth at Lamar University.

On a not so positive note we also heard that the district is shutting down the Wesley Student Center. Pastor Anjelita will be moving on to another place of ministry. I am not privy to all of the reasons why but I am sure the District Superintendent will let us know at our District meeting tomorrow. I am sure that there are some very good reasons for this closing of the student center but it does seem to me that when we take away opportunities for people to be touched by Christian love we are hurting the world. Seeds planted many times do not grow until years later. With so many different ethnic groups coming through that serving line I cannot think of a better way to touch the hearts of so many from so many different cultures.

Pastor Randy

Upperroom Daily Devotional 4-25-15

April 25, 2015

Upperroom Daily Devotional 4-24-15

April 24, 2015

Upperroom Daily Devotional 4-23-15

April 23, 2015

Upperroom Daily Devotional 4-22-15

April 22, 2015


April 22, 2015

Sunset 4-15-15 IMG_0534

For all who may be interested I have posted the Newsletters for April & May. Go down the right side of the blog page and you will see Monthly Newsletters. Just click on Monthly Newsletters and when they are pulled up click on the page of the newsletter you would like to read. When you get to the prayer list page please lift those on the prayer list up for peace, hope and healing.

I posted this picture of a sunset from 4-15-15. Taken just after our Bible Study. A gift from God after a study that is a gift from God.

Have a blessed day in Jesus Christ,

Pastor Randy

Upperroom Daily Devotional 4-21-15

April 21, 2015

Upperroom Daily Devotional 4-20-15

April 20, 2015

Lectionary Scriptures for 4-26-15

April 20, 2015

Upperroom Daily Devotional 4-15-15

April 15, 2015


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