Living with Evangelistic Passion Northeast Oklahoma was blessed to have Paul and Ann Stubbs move to Northeast Oklahoma after they ended their active years of ministry to the global church and its missionaries. They have served several churches as interim pastor and spouse in retirement and were deeply loved wherever they labored. I don’t know if I have ever known someone to continue to serve so tirelessly and fervently in retirement as Paul Stubbs. In the 84th year of his life, in his “Annual Report of Retired Minister”, he reported an incredible level of activity: Times Preached Nursing Homes – 156 John 3:16 Mission – 12 Fill-in at Churches – 9 Visits to Shut-ins – 206 Prayed with People to Accept Jesus – 346 I would say Paul helped a lot of people have a “fantabulous” day! Who would think that Paul himself was battling lung disease while he......
“How about those Chiefs?” This was the greeting on my voicemail on Tuesday morning. The KC Chiefs had defeated the Denver Broncos the night before and my Dad was calling from his rehab center to rejoice in the win. Many of us will be greeting one another with “Boomer…Sooner” as we get ready for a Cotton Bowl win against Texas (I sure hope I don’t have to eat these words!). The truth is, when we are zealous about something, when we really love it, we talk about it. We invite others to experience it. We want to share the joy. Why is it that we can be more enthusiastic about a football team, a new restaurant or a new TV show that we are about Jesus? Almost a year ago, Kevin and Sherry Harney came to our District to help us learn to share our passion for God naturally.......