Monday, June 09, 2008

Ron Weimers Honored, Given Holy Land Trip

Ron and Vivian Weimer (pictured) were honored last week by the Grace Brethren Church of Waterloo, Iowa (Kelvin Cooke, pastor) for 30 years of service with the church. Ron has most recently been Pastor of Care Ministry for the Waterloo congregation.

As part of the celebration, they were given a trip to the Holy Land, which they will be taking this coming fall. Other elements of the celebration included:

- A ministry tribute spanning 30 years
- A photo collage video of photos throughout the years
- Singing of their favorite praise songs
- Reading of letters from missionaries, Pastor Burke and Rob Barlow
- Testimonies from past and present church members

During the celebration an EF5 Tornado ripped across Iowa and devastated one local small town nearby and almost destroyed one church member’s home. The following day, more than 50 people from the church helped clean up tornado damage. (photo courtesy Jason Weimer)


Blogger Dwight said...

Thanks God for Google! Found this story looking for something else but I was raised in Grace Brethren Church and have fond memories there, listening to Pastor Weimer and knowing his children. I was there until I left for college and now am 39 years old living in Houston, Texas, and working at NASA. I was in Rob Barlow's tutelage and sang in the music group he formed there. Congratulations on 30 years and being faithful servants of God. Know that you have had lasting impressions on multiple generations.

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Anonymous Chuck Thornton said...

Congratulations, Ron and Vivian, for good years in the good work. I count it a privilege to have had District association with you when Friend Wife (Janice) and I served at Dallas Center.
It excites me to see and hear of those who have served faithfully through the years.
God bless you in the future days also.

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