Missy the Cow


I couldn’t resist. For the folks who attend regularly, you’ll understand. The others who may read this will just have to attend regularly to understand or we may post more later concerning this subject.

I recently read where Missy the Cow sold for 1.2 million dollars in 2012. Even for you that know much about cattle, that’s astounding! Just the other day I had a conversation with someone after church about the high price of cattle and the figures were nowhere in this range.

Washington County is one of the largest livestock marketing centers east of the Mississippi River with around $40 million in livestock sales annually (see link). Agriculture and agriculture related industries represent the number one industry in the county. Washington County also ranks third in the Commonwealth for having the most cattle, so we love a good cow story. That’s not the only reason we do. The Apostolics of Abingdon know another reason, but you’ll have to attend or at least keep following this blog to find out why. #cowtales

Second Fiddle

Second FiddleConductor Leonard Bernstein was asked, “What is the hardest instrument to play?” His reply; “The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm – that’s a problem. And if we have no second fiddle, we have no harmony.”

We are thankful to have a great team of folks at The Apostolics of Abingdon who work so hard behind the scenes. There are the ones who clean the church, take care of the maintenance, make phone calls to those who may have been absent, go on outreach, visit the sick, pray for their pastor, prepare food, give financially, and the list goes on.

They do it without expecting accolades. They do it from a heart of love. They do what they do as unto the Lord. Be assured He does notice and He keeps good records.

Thank you to each of you who give of yourselves so faithfully to the work of God. The Scripture mentions that God set “helps” in the church (1 Cor. 12:28). We are grateful for all you do to help make everything possible. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork