I have to thank God that He has seen fit to bring me help in the form of two additional deacons. I’ve started showing them the ropes the past two Sundays. They both live some distance from the church so that may be a challenge for them. Another challenge will be transitioning from Sunday socializing to Sunday work. They are each gifted differently in this area so they will have differing levels of challenge. Both bring unique gifts to the diaconate which will only make our diaconate better.
I’m looking forward to the day when they are both up to speed on all the duties of deacons in our church so that I can shed some of the load and concentrate on the areas in which I’m gifted and try to develop those areas where I’m not so gifted.