In recent days I have been reminded of the kindness, generosity, and ministry mindset of the people of Madison Christian Church. Often those qualities are best seen in the crucible of difficult times.
Two families in our congregation have been touched by great loss in the last couple of weeks. Aryanna Egenreider, whose life spanned August 10, 2018 to July 28, 2019, is in her eternal home with Jesus. Our people have come around the Egenreider family in a beautiful way. On August 1, 2019, Alex Stillion went to be with the Lord as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident.
Alex was 8 days short of his 29thbirthday and he and his lovely wife Meagan are expecting their first child. (A boy, who will be name Lucas Orion Alexander Stillion.)
We had the Celebration of Life services for both Ary and Alex within three days of each other. Our amazing people prayed, attended, and ministered. They put their arms around these families in a remarkable way and walked with them through the experience. Since January 1, 1996, I have been proud to be minister of this wonderful church. Never prouder than last week watching our people turned loose in ministry.