Last weekend, we were blessed to visit St. Matthew’s Reformed Episcopal Church in Havertown, PA. The Ven. Jon Abboud and the Rev. Roderick Lee welcomed us into their service and gave us time to speak during announcements and the Sunday School afterwards. This is a parish that has a long record of outstanding support for missions. Pastor Lee can also be added to a long list of RE clergy who have visited the Philippines during their time in the navy or marines.
Mrs. Bonnie Abboud was welcoming and helpful, encouraging us both before and after our presentation. The ladies of the church sent us on our way with food for the road and prayers for our safe travels.
Everything went very smoothly with one exception: we forgot to take any pictures! We’ll be looking to get some when, Lord willing, we return on furlough in some future year – or at the diocesan council for REC-NEMA this week.