Monday, July 16, 2012

Ministry Partners

This morning I am writing from the home of Ted and Esther Druckenmiller. The Druckenmillers have housed us in their home over the weekend. This octogenarian couple makes a ministry of opening their home to many who labor in the work of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Although this is my second visit to their home, it is a first for Chris.

Ted and Esther have been blessed with a wonderful life, full of international experiences to share with their guests. We have greatly enjoyed our time with them, sharing stories and life experiences. They are not bound by Christian denominations, but open their home to servants of our God. Ted accompanied us to Coon Creek yesterday morning and both Ted and Esther joined us for lunch and service at Jamesport on Sunday evening. I can't put into words the kind of encouragement and inspiration they bring.

At a time in life when many are content to look back and reminisce over their lives, enjoying the blessings and rewards of a good career and retirement; these two have committed their lives to serving the community in which they live. The volunteer at the local thrift shop, deliver meals on wheels, serve on various community committees, work with the local county museum, visit nursing homes, are active in their church and open their home as a free of charge bed and breakfast to pastors, ministers and those serving the Lord.

They are proud of their six children and all of their grandchildren. They share the stories that accompany the many items they have collected along life's journey. And they are genuinely interested in getting to know their guest and the experiences of their lives. We have had a wonderful vist with this very charming couple.

Today, we will visit the Amish community of Jamesport and visit the local shops before heading over to the camp this evening and then home tonight.

God has blessed us with a great weekend and great partners in ministry!

John <><

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