As we look around our communities and lament the “immigrant” fears that threaten the Biblical mandate to practice hospitality (Rom. 12:13; 1 Tim. 5:10; Heb. 13:2), we would do well to pay special attention to the variety of people that are already a part of our communities.
On November 21, Whitestone Mennonite Church, hosted a Thanksgiving meal for the assortment of persons who attend the Saturday and Monday worship settings and are part of the church’s Summer Feeding program, along with a mixture of friends and neighbors. The gathering of approximately 70 people was an evening of Thanks and Fellowship. The surprise of the evening was the international presence. Persons attending represented passports from four continents and at least seven countries in addition to the United States.
-Kurt Horst, Lead Pastor
Whitestone Mennonite Church