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February 28, 2006

A Living living room group

Filed under Back in the USA

Hurricane Katrina not only destroyed homes, it also destroyed meeting halls and community buildings. That’s the reason we have regular visitors every Saturday.

Living Church group in Mobile The small Living Church of God congregation in Ocean Springs, Mississippi lost its meeting hall when hurricane Katrina paid a visit on the morning of August 29, 2005. The other community buildings where a conference room might have been available were also damaged or destroyed, so our friends in the Living Church had no place to meet. It is about a 45 minute drive over to Mobile. We don’t live too far from an I-10 exit, so we offered them our living room as a place to meet until they are able to make other arrangements closer to home. So nearly every Saturday since September our living room has "played host" to 10-15 people from the Living Church of God. We have a pot of coffee ready when they arrive, and someone brings some cake or cookies. After the church service the fellowship continues during the noon meal. Last Sabbath a couple from the local United Church of God congregation joined us for lunch. I must admit it seems a little strange to get up from the breakfast table, get dressed for church and then sit down in the living room for the service. But maybe it is compensation of sorts for other Sabbaths when the trip take 3-4 hours one-way.

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