Sunshine A message

Sunshine
The magazine of Methodist Children’s Home
Summer 2008
A
message
of hope
LONNIE MIMS, A FORMER MCH RESIDENT,
SPOKE AT A HELPING AMERICA’S YOUTH
CONFERENCE HOSTED BY MRS. LAURA BUSH
PRESIDENTIAL PERSPECTIVE
MCH achieves goal to serve 1,000 children
“Finding at-risk children
and youth who need to
discover the hope that is
offered through this ministry
has never been, nor will
it be, difficult to do.”
As a friend of Methodist Children’s Home, I am sure you heard in recent years about
this ministry’s goal to serve 1,000 at-risk children and youth each day. I am excited to
tell you that we achieved this goal in April.
Finding at-risk children and youth who need to discover the hope that is offered
through this ministry has never been, nor will it be, difficult to do. As I told our staff,
we can pick any spot on a Texas or New Mexico map and identify communities where atrisk children need our services. Unfortunately, in those same locations, we can identify
government and faith-based agencies that are closing their doors or cutting services due
to a lack of funding.
As we consider opportunities to expand the scope of this ministry, we are diligent in
our research to identify locations where our program can flourish and impact the largest
number of children in the most cost effective way. We are blessed to have faithful
benefactors whose support enables our expansion plans to become a reality. This issue of
Sunshine features our annual Circle of Friends recognition. This list identifies individuals,
churches and foundations who helped the Home increase funding again this year. Methodist
Children’s Home would not be able to offer hope to at-risk children without this support,
along with the contributions of past supporters who designated gifts from their estate to
strengthen our permanent endowment.
The Home’s financial and physical resources enabled us to answer the call in April
when the state sought support for children from the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado. We were able
to immediately hire additional staff to serve more than 40 of these children, purchase new
beds and mattresses, renovate a building to house the children, plan daily meals and
organize activities. While the situation at the YFZ Ranch has captured the nation’s attention,
caring for children in need is nothing new for this ministry. We serve children every day
who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, the result of poor choices and hopelessness
prior to coming to Methodist Children’s Home.
Thank you for supporting this ministry. In busy times like these, when we are
accomplishing so much for children, I am reminded of how special the Home is and how
it truly offers hope through a nurturing, Christian community. I promise you that MCH
will continue to work tirelessly to fulfill its mission to children, regardless of the
circumstances that bring them to us. Thank you for empowering me to fulfill this promise.
For His Children,
Bobby Gilliam
AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
Methodist Children’s Home served more than 40 children from the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado from April 25 through June 3. The Home is grateful
for the staff members who maintained their commitment to the Home’s mission by helping to serve these children.
METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME
Waco, Texas
Jared Small expresses his appreciation to staff members at the Boys Ranch during commencement
June 7 in Harrell Memorial Chapel. Dottie Briggs, administrator at the Ranch (see back cover), is
also pictured. Methodist Children’s Home graduated more than 40 seniors this year through the
Boys Ranch, the residential program on the Waco campus and foster care.
Bobby Gilliam
President
Joe Bailey
Senior Vice President for Finance
Judy Broadway
Vice President for Human Resources
Tim Brown
Vice President for Community Services
A look inside
2 2007 Annual Report
3 2007 Program Accomplishments
Moe Dozier
Vice President for Residential Services
4 Cover Story: A message of hope
Trey Oakley
Vice President for Development
Sunshine is a quarterly publication produced by the
Public Relations Department. Send letters
and change of address to:
Methodist Children’s Home
1111 Herring Avenue
Waco, Texas 76708
Phone: 254-753-0181
E-mail: mchdevelopmentdept@hot.rr.com
10 Feature: God’s girls
12 Circle of Friends
ABOUT THE COVER
Mrs. Laura Bush poses for a photo with Lonnie
Mims Nov. 8, 2007 at Dallas Baptist University.
White House photo by Shealah Craighead
A day of celebration
Colten, left, and his brother, Michael,
are among the 1,000 children and
youth served each day by MCH. They
are pictured during Senior Sunday, a
special day of celebration for MCH
seniors. Michael graduated from the
Boys Ranch June 7.
Bryan Mize, Public Relations Director
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Methodist Children’s Home
POPULATION
METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME – 2007 FINANCIAL REPORT
(As of May 2008)
RESIDENTIAL CARE ............ 272
Waco Campus ....................... 222
Boys Ranch .............................. 50
Expenses
FOSTER CARE ..................... 172
PREVENTION AND
TRANSITION SERVICES ....... 171
Advanced Education ................ 27
After Care ................................ 21
Family Preservation ................ 26
Crockett Youth Services .......... 97
PARTNERSHIP IN
PARENTING .......................... 529
(children and families)
CASE MANAGEMENT .......... 160
(children and families)
TOTAL YOUTH SERVED
IN 24-HOUR CARE ............... 444
General Operating Income
TOTAL YOUTH SERVED
IN OTHER SERVICES ........... 605
TOTAL YOUTH SERVED ..... 1,049
General Operating Expenditures
CAMPUS
COMMUNITY SERVICES
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
BOYS RANCH
PLANT
ADMINISTRATION
CAPITAL
DEVELOPMENT
Total for Fiscal Year
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$7,526,783
3,535,677
2,988,071
2,251,706
1,410,385
1,315,160
1,040,205
1,011,106
$21,079,093
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2007 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Mission Statement
Methodist Children’s Home offers hope to children, youth and families
through a nurturing, Christian community.
Core Values
Christian Principles
•
Relationships
•
Responsibility
•
Growth
•
Service
•
Hope
Program Accomplishments
Methodist Children’s Home served nearly 1,600 children
through its various programs during the year. The Home served
more than 800 children daily.
MCH reached its goal for the first of three annual matching
gift campaigns to provide resources for expansion
opportunities.
College in Waco, along with the following four-year universities:
Midwestern State, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Texas State,
Houston, North Texas, Texas and UT-Arlington. The Home also had
a graduate attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center.
The University of Texas Charter School - MCH Campus received the
“academically acceptable” rating from the Texas Education Agency
for the fourth consecutive year.
The charter school received official recognition for its student
council by the Texas Association of Student Councils.
MCH opened the Sammy Baugh Cottage, a foster group home in
Jayton, Texas.
MCH youth on the Waco campus contributed a combined
total of 10,137 hours of volunteer service to more than 15
agencies, organizations, schools or ministries. This total does
not include the service provided by the 50 youth at the Boys
Ranch.
MCH youth served others in need during missions trips
sponsored by the Central Texas and Texas Annual Conferences
of the United Methodist Church.
Thirty-five former residents pursued advanced education
through a variety of degree programs. Students attended
McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical
The Home finalized plans to begin an after-school education and
recreation program in Crockett, Texas in the winter of 2008.
MCH completed major renovation of the Administration Building,
which was built in 1955.
Methodist Children’s Home Board of Directors
Dr. J. Clayton Oliphint, Richardson, TX
Executive Committee, Chairperson
Mrs. Gertrude Batiste, Windcrest, TX
Rev. Barry Dickens, Clovis, NM
Mr. James Dubois, Waco, TX
Rev. Todd Dyess, Amarillo, TX
Mr. Dallas Garrett, Odessa, TX
Dr. Noe E. Gonzales, San Antonio, TX
Mr. Larry Harrison, Junction, TX
Dr. Clifton Howard, Waco, TX
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Mr. Richard Kenyon, The Woodlands, TX
Executive Committee, Vice Chairperson
Mrs. Patsy Johnson, Sulphur Springs, TX
Dr. Ouida Lee, DeSoto, TX
Mr. Wesley Masters, Cotton Center, TX
Mr. Blake Moore, Plano, TX
Rev. Henry Radde, Fort Worth, TX
Mrs. Dana Reese, Boerne, TX
Judge Henry A. Santana, Corpus Christi, TX
Mr. Don Strickland, Somerville, TX
Mr. Charles Szalkowski, Houston, TX
Mr. Scott Wallace, Dallas, TX
Dr. Ann Weiss, Katy, TX
Rev. Jim Welch, Kingwood, TX
Bishop Max Whitfield, Albuquerque, NM
Mr. Tom Wilkinson, Jr., Bryan, TX
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COVER STORY
A
message
of hope
White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
Sitting in the same room as the President of the United States,
Lonnie Mims reflected on his journey in life that led him to The
White House.
A former resident of Methodist Children’s Home, Mims and
other young adults from across the country were attending a special
event recognizing the Helping America’s Youth initiative Feb. 7 in
Washington, D.C. As he looked across the room, Mims was struck
by the reality of being at The White House.
“I thought, ‘I can’t believe I’m actually in the same room as
President Bush,’” Mims recalled. “I never would have guessed this
would happen to me.”
The Helping America’s Youth initiative is a national effort
established by President Bush in 2005 to raise awareness about the
challenges at-risk youth face. Mims and other young people in
attendance at The White House event had participated in Helping
America’s Youth regional conferences earlier in the year.
Mims, who was placed into state custody as a young child,
lived for several years in foster care before moving to MCH in
2000. In recent years, he has received support through the Transition
Resource Action Center (TRAC) in Dallas, which provides
educational and career guidance for young men and women who
have been in custody of the state. His involvement with TRAC led
to an invitation to speak at a regional Helping America’s Youth
conference in Dallas last November.
Mims feels blessed to have had the opportunity to see President
Bush. He received a phone call from The White House just days
before the event. Although he was thrilled at the invitation, Mims
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During a Helping America’s
Youth conference hosted by
Mrs. Laura Bush, former MCH
resident Lonnie Mims shared
how he discovered a sense of
purpose for his life while
living at the Home.
learned that he had to pay his own travel expenses, an obstacle that
seemed too large to overcome. However, when MCH president Bobby
Gilliam heard about this opportunity, he called Mims and told him
that the Home would pay for his expenses. Evy Kay Ritzen, program
director at TRAC, then used her connections to handle his travel
arrangements.
“I am very grateful for Mr. Gilliam and Methodist Children’s
Home,” Mims said. “Without their support, I would not have been
able to go on that trip.”
The Helping America’s Youth initiative is under the direction
of Mrs. Laura Bush. During the event at The White House, she
expressed her appreciation for the volunteers and mentors who
work with at-risk youth, and she addressed many of the challenges
they face each day.
Mims has certainly experienced his share of challenges. When
he was a young child, his mother worked long hours as a nurse to try
to provide for her children. Without a father at home, the older children
were forced to help care for the daily needs of their younger siblings.
Eventually, his family had to leave their apartment due to financial
problems and they moved in with Mims’ grandmother. When she
could no longer provide care, the children were placed in the custody
of the state, which began a series of placements for Mims.
“I lived in so many foster care homes and children’s homes, I
can’t even remember them all,” Mims said. “Even though I was
young, I knew something wasn’t right.”
Mims’ older brother and sister ended up at Methodist Children’s
Home, and he and his younger sister were placed there later.
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Mims had a difficult transition to the Home, primarily because
of the numerous moves he had previously made to different foster
homes or agencies. During his first days at MCH, he made no effort
to build relationships with staff or peers.
“I had moved around so much I was never at a place long enough
to build relationships,” he said. “I thought I would be moving again,
so I didn’t see a need to get to know anyone. I just stayed in my room
and cried.”
Mims often questioned why his life was turning out like it did.
He desperately wanted to return to Dallas to live with his mother,
although she couldn’t care for her children due to personal issues.
Mims became increasingly frustrated as staff members tried to help
him feel a sense of belonging at the Home.
“I didn’t understand what they were trying to do for me,” he
said. “I didn’t want adults telling me what to do. I was homesick and
I was hurt.”
Although his actions didn’t show it, Mims admits he longed for
meaningful relationships. He said it took him awhile to learn to trust
adults at MCH. He is thankful that they continued to reach out to
him despite his resistance.
Initially, two staff members, Candice Darwin and Betty Black,
began to connect with Mims. Darwin served as his social worker and
Black was one of his homeparents. They knew how much Mims
worried about his mother’s well being, and they helped him maintain
communication with her during his stay at the Home.
“They did a lot of things for me outside the normal part of their
jobs,” he said. “Ms. Betty and Ms. Candice showed me that people
really do care about me.”
During his five years at the Home, Mims and Black developed a
close relationship. Her concern for Mims’ family and for his personal
growth and success enabled Black to earn his trust.
“Ms. Betty is open-minded with kids; she doesn’t care about their
race or backgrounds,” Mims said. “She speaks her mind but respects
them as people. She just loves kids and that’s what they need.”
Through the self-confidence he gained from Black, Darwin and
other staff members and teachers at the MCH charter school, Mims
began to build relationships with his peers and participate in campus
activities. He especially enjoyed his involvement in a student-led
organization that educated residents about the dangers of drugs,
alcohol and violence. Mims also served on the yearbook staff and
played basketball, and he participated in a study program sponsored
by SMU’s Perkins Youth School of Theology in New Mexico.
As his life began to change, Mims wanted to tell others about his
success. He often shared his testimony at churches around the state
as a member of Ambassadors. He received numerous awards
throughout his stay at the Home, including the LaTonya Bassey Circle
of Courage Award, presented to a resident who demonstrates resiliency
and courage despite having faced adversity.
As one of the staff members who knew him best, Black
admired Mims for the efforts he made to improve his life.
“I loved all the boys in that home, but I believe I was harder
on Lonnie,” Black said. “I expected more out of him because I
could see his potential. I wanted him to become a leader in our
home, and he did.”
Mims admits he was motivated to succeed in part because of
stereotypes he faced before coming to the Home. Growing up in
adverse conditions, his future looked bleak. However, he refused
to give in to the perceptions and expectations of others.
“I’m big on proving people wrong,” he said. “I know people
stereotype me, but I’ll tell you today, I have never used drugs or
alcohol and I try to make good choices. I work hard because I
know my actions speak louder than my words.”
Mims believes he sent a strong message to those in his past
when he graduated from high school in 2005. After he left the
Home, he joined the Job Corps and later moved back to Dallas so
he could help support his family. Today, Mims is attending Eastfield
College where he is pursuing a degree in automotive design, and
he is working part-time in the banking industry through support
provided by TRAC. His interest in cars was identified during his
early days at MCH.
Dr. Dan Jackson, educational administrator at the Home,
See Mims, page 6
Enjoying a morning in the
snow with friends and
staff is one of Lonnie
Mims’ favorite memories
of living at MCH.
“If you want to prove people wrong, to let them know that you are somebody special,
then you need to take advantage of what you’ve been given at Methodist Children’s Home ...”
— LONNIE MIMS, during a speech to current MCH residents.
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Mims, continued from page 5
remembers watching Mims draw pictures of cars while he waited
for the school bus.
“I enjoyed visiting with Lonnie at the campus bus stop in the
mornings,” he said. “He always showed me his latest sketch of a
car. His favorite car was a Mustang convertible. It doesn’t surprise
me that he wants to pursue a career in automotive design.”
Last spring, Mims was invited to speak to students at the MCH
charter school. Jackson knew that many of the youth could identify
with Mims’ struggles and that they would be encouraged and
motivated by his success.
“Lonnie has empathy for these young people because he has
walked down the road they’re walking,” Jackson said. “He
understands their trials and tribulations.”
During his address to students, Mims challenged them to take
their education seriously. He still remembers the encouragement
he received from his mother when he was a child.
“She always told me that I needed to do my best in school,” he
said. “She said that she knew I was going to grow up to be somebody
important but that I had to have an education to fulfill my dreams.
When I go to my college classes, I still remember those words.”
Mims told the students that he is also motivated by a desire to
provide a good life for his family.
“When I have kids, I don’t want them to have to go through
what I went through,” he said. “And the best way for me to provide
for my family is to complete my education and get a good job. I
don’t want to live average.”
Mims said he realizes that many MCH youth face the same
stereotypes he faced as a child. He told the students that they have
a choice to make, just as he did.
“If you want to prove people wrong, to let them know that you
are somebody special, then you need to take advantage of what
you’ve been given at Methodist Children’s Home and work hard,”
he said. “The Home taught me that God created me and that there’s
a purpose for my life. I thank God every day for providing these
wonderful opportunities for me.”
During Mims’ visit at the school, several of his former staff
members, including Black, attended the sessions when he spoke to
students. As he concluded his last presentation, he asked Black to
come to the front of the room so he could recognize her for the
contributions she has made to his life.
“Ms. Betty opened my eyes to see what I had in life,” he said.
“She wants to help every person, no matter what they face. That’s
respect right there. Look at what she has done for me.”
Mims knows that there are many staff members, teachers and
administrators who influenced his life, and he talks about the Home
every chance he gets.
“I consider this place my home away from home,” he said.
“Not long after I graduated, I wanted to come back. I had some
really good times here. However, it wasn’t the program or activities
that helped me. The people here made the difference in my life.”
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HELPING AMERICA’S YOUTH REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Striving for the best
Lonnie Mims, a 2005 graduate of Methodist Children’s Home,
spoke at the Helping America’s Youth regional conference on
Nov. 8, 2007, in Dallas. Mims talked about the Home’s
influence on his life. Following are excerpts from his address
at the conference:
First off, I want to say thank you to
God and to my mother. Without her,
I wouldn’t be here today. And I want
to express how my life has been,
how hard it has been and how I
changed all those bad things into
good things.
Lonnie Mims was reunited
Most of my life, I was separated with Betty Black, his former
homeparent, during a visit
from my family, in and out of to the Home last spring.
children’s homes, in and out of the
care of the state. As a young child, I found out that my father was
denying that I was his son. For a young child to go through
something like that is very painful. I have a reason to be mad, I
have a reason to go out and do bad things, but my life has been
so hard I chose not to turn that way. I said, “I’ve been living too
hard, I don’t want to live average, so I’m going to do what I need
to do to get the best for me and my family.”
My mother tried to be there as much as she could. I want to say
that I love her still to this day. She’s the number one queen in
my life. The way I strive for the best is because I see my family
going through hard things. There were weeks when I went
without eating and days when I went without a change of clothes
or a good education.
“It wasn’t the
program that
helped me out
the most, it
was the people
in the program. ”
When I went into the care of the
state for the last time, I moved
into the Methodist Children’s
Home in Waco. It wasn’t the
program that helped me out the
most, it was the people in the
program. So I want to say to all of
the mentors out there now, please keep doing what you’re
doing. You don’t know how much you change our lives.
There is this one lady at Methodist Children’s Home, her name
is Ms. Betty. She had to look up to me, but I still look up to her
because she’s the second woman in my life. I would be happy
to help her anytime she needs me.
Ms. Betty was like a substitute mother to me. She took care of
my prom. That is one of the most important things of a teenager’s
life. She took care of that with money out of her own pocket to
make sure I had the best. Today, I proudly say that I love Ms.
Betty, and if she can hear this today, I want to say, “Ms. Betty,
you have made an impact on my life. I want to thank you for it.”
Now, I am going to college to study to be an engineer and
automotive designer, and I’m going to be the best.
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AROUND CAMPUS
CORE recognizes Mary Bilheimer with national award
Mary Bilheimer, who has served
youth at MCH for 35 years,
received the Residential
Supervisor of the Year Award
from the Coalition for Residential
Education in April.
Throughout her career,
Bilheimer has remained
committed to meeting the
individual needs of the youth in
her care, and in doing so she
helps the Home achieve its
mission to offer hope to children,
youth and families. She works
tirelessly to help youth identify
and develop their strengths and
talents, and she enjoys seeing her
youth recognized for their hard
work and personal growth.
Bilheimer’s tenure at MCH
inspires those who work
alongside her. She began her
service at the Home as a
secretary in 1972, but during
her first year she decided she
wanted to work more closely
with the children. She accepted
a social work position in 1973,
beginning a lifelong journey of
Mary Bilheimer was named Residential Supervisor of the Year by the
Coalition for Residential Education.
service to youth. Bilheimer
worked as a social worker for 34
years, during which she served
more than 500 youth. In May
2007, she became a unit
manager, where she now
supervises a team of 10 staff
members who care for 10 youth
and their families.
Charlsie Whitney, campus
administrator and Bilheimer’s
supervisor, says that when staff
members need to know what to
do in a situation, they know
where to turn for help.
“Mary has a wealth of
knowledge and she willingly
shares it with others,” she said.
According to Whitney,
Bilheimer frequently goes the
extra mile in caring for her youth.
One of her favorite activities is
hosting birthday celebrations for
residents. In addition, she
volunteers to assist with driver’s
education for MCH youth, and
she sponsors a student-led
Christmas card company and
Student Council.
Bilheimer has earned
widespread respect from staff and
youth. She is described as
dedicated, caring, compassionate
and a “living legend.” A fellow
staff member said, “Mary
epitomizes all that is good at
Methodist Children’s Home.”
Bilheimer admits she has
dealt with many challenges, but
she remains committed to
helping youth develop hope for
their lives.
“Seeing the results in the
lives of some of the kids that go
through the program keeps me
going,” she said. “To see a child’s
life changed or saved makes the
hard work worth it.”
MCH nominated Robert
Harrell, a graduating senior, for
CORE’s Student of the Year
award, and Clinton and Mary
Ann Stone, homeparents at the
Boys Ranch, for Residential
Educators of the Year.
Irwin, Ashleigh win top honors at state music contest
Irwin and Ashleigh, students at
the MCH charter school, earned
a 1st Division rating and a gold
medal at the Texas State Solo/
Ensemble Contest May 24 in
San Marcos.
This was the first time
charter school students have
competed in the state UIL
contest.
“Ashleigh and Irwin set the
bar high for other contestants
to follow,” said Lorye CarterReed, music director at the
charter school. “They received
high praise from the judge,
particularly for being wellSummer 2008
prepared and for their excellent
musicianship.”
The students sang their
pieces from memory. Ashleigh
sang “O, Redeemed,” a spiritual
by Uzzee Brown, and Irwin sang
“Linden Lea” by Ralph
Vaughan Williams.
They advanced to the state
competition after earning a 1st
Division rating at the regional
competition Feb. 23 in Waco.
Other high schools in the same
region as MCH include Waco,
Midway, La Vega, Connally,
China Spring, Robinson and
Whitney.
MCH residents Irwin and Ashleigh earned 1st Division ratings at the Texas
State Solo/Ensemble Contest May 24. The students attend the MCH charter
school on the Waco campus. They are pictured with Lorye Carter-Reed,
music director at the school.
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AROUND CAMPUS
Kristina earns Central Texas “incredible kid” award
Kristina, a May graduate at Methodist Children’s Home, was
recognized by the Camp Fire USA Tejas Council for her personal
growth during its Second Annual Absolutely Incredible Kids
Celebration May 8 in Waco. Kristina was one of 10 Central Texas
youth who were recognized during the luncheon.
Kristina was nominated for the award by Sarah Heger, her
high school English teacher at the Home’s University of Texas
Charter School. She wrote the following information about Kristina
as part of her nomination:
Courage – Kristina shows leadership in many areas at the
Methodist Children’s Home. She came to Waco about three years
ago from New Mexico, which was quite a change of scenery. She
was placed here for the usual reasons, personal or family
circumstances that require a helping hand. Kristina was a shy,
quiet, withdrawn freshman. After working with counselors and
staff, Kristina began to come out of her proverbial shell. She
began to make friends and began to trust again. Kristina could
have remained the loner that she once was, but with courage, she
took the steps to get to know the people that love her.
Now, Kristina is a courageous senior about to graduate. She
is president of the first nationally recognized student council at
the Methodist Children’s Home school. She is on the tri-council,
an in-depth campus/student run government for the Methodist
Children’s Home, and she participated in UIL ready writing. It’s
hard to believe that Kristina was ever afraid to get up in front of
a crowd. Now, she gives speeches and presentations on behalf of
her various committees on campus.
Heroism – Kristina may not be “Super Girl,” but she is a
hero to those in her life. She is a hero to her sister, Tylan. Kristina
has a bond with her sister like few siblings have. They look out
for each other even though they are many miles apart. Kristina,
Kristina, center, was named one of 10 “Absolutely Incredible Kids” by the
Camp Fire USA Tejas Council in May. Staff members who showed their
support for Kristina at the awards luncheon are, from left, Debbie and
Steve Callison, homeparents; Laura Bonner, caseworker; Leisa Patterson,
facilitator, MCH charter school; Sarah Heger, English teacher, charter
school; and Dr. Dan Jackson, MCH educational administrator.
being the older of the two, is a shining example of sisterly love
and loyalty.
Generosity – There are countless examples of Kristina showing
her generous and loving spirit. Kristina may still be somewhat
reserved, but just ask her for help and she is on the job with a
great attitude of service. Kristina serves her peers by being a
mentor, peer mediator, and, at times, a tutor. Kristina lends her
helping hands as well as ears and a shoulder for support. She is
generous through her willingness to “be there” for anyone who
might need her.
As you can see, Kristina is not your typical girl. She is not
constantly on a cell-phone or computer. She looks for the novelties
in life. She is more interested in reading a good book or writing
an uplifting letter to a family member than being the most popular
girl in school. What’s ironic is that Kristina is popular. She is
popular because she is trusted, highly esteemed, and dependable.
Brittanee’s dance skills earn her a trip to Paris
When Brittanee, an MCH resident, tried out for
the Waco High School drill team as a freshman
three years ago, she admits her goal was to “just
have fun.” She had no idea that her talents would
eventually take her around the world.
In March, Brittanee and other Texas high
school drill team members enjoyed the sights and
sounds of Paris, France, as a reward for their Brittanee
individual performances at the HTE Dance Training Camp last summer.
Brittanee was the only member of the Waco High squad who earned the
opportunity to participate on the trip. Participants had to pay their travel
expenses, and Brittanee received help from the Home.
“It was a fun trip, and I enjoyed comparing the way they live with
the way we live in the United States,” she said. “It was fun learning
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about a different culture. I am thankful for the opportunity to go on a
trip like that.”
Brittanee, who will be a senior this fall, was voted by her team
members to serve as captain of the 41-member squad for the second
consecutive year.
“It’s a big responsibility and there’s a lot of pressure because I
have to make sure everyone learns the routines,” she said. “I enjoy
teaching them and seeing the benefits of our hard work.”
Brittanee is participating in the drill team camp again this
summer, and she looks forward to her final year with her Waco High
squad.
“During my freshman year, I got really nervous when I performed,”
she said. “But I’ve gotten used to it. People tell me that they like to
watch me dance, and that makes me feel good.”
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Methodist Children’s Home
2007 – 2008 Senior Awards
FLORA WEEKLEY TORRANCE
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE AWARD
ROBERT HARRELL, JR.
KRISTINA ROSETTE
DARIUS JERELL KIMBERLING
MARISSA STEEN
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
EDDEN AGONAFER
NGHIA HUYNH
MCH president Bobby Gilliam presents a Bible to Samantha
Harman. The Home gave a Bible to each graduate as a
senior gift.
LATONYA BASSEY CIRCLE OF COURAGE AWARD
EDDEN AGONAFER
BULLDOG AWARD
YOHANNES DERSO
BOYS RANCH TOP HAND AWARD
MICHAEL ABRAMS
Edden Agonafer receives
the LaTonya Bassey Circle
of Courage Award from
Chuck Russell, a Waco
campus administrator.
Robert Harrell, Jr. receives
the Flora Weekley Torrance
Graduation Award. He is
pictured with Charlsie
Whitney, administrator on
the Waco campus.
RESILIENCY AWARD
ADOLF ARIZPE
KANDICE NOWLIN
JAMES NAVARRO
RYAN VARNELL
SPIRIT OF BELONGING AWARD
MICHAEL ABRAMS
SAM ALLISON
BRUK ADUNGA
SARAH WILLS
SPIRIT OF MASTERY AWARD
CHARLIE DE LA ROSA
STEPHANIE FLORES
SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE AWARD
AMBER CREASON
SHANNON STEEN
AMBER MAPLES
Chuck Russell presents the Academic Excellence award
to Nghia Huynh.
Summer 2008
TOM STROTHER SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY AWARD
CAMERON HARROLD
STEVEN PRIETO
SARAH MAGURN
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TRANSITION SERVICES
God’s girls
Lori Battles draws strength
from the Lord and Methodist Children’s Home
as she raises her grandchildren.
Each morning when Lori Battles prepares to take her grandchildren
to day care, they stack their hands on top of each other and shout
“1-2-3 God’s girls!” and then pray for their day. These moments
together help Battles and the girls – Sierra, 5, and Mya, 3 – prepare
for a new day and remind them of the importance of keeping God
as the top priority in their lives.
Battles knows that it takes God’s strength in her life to help
meet the daily needs of her grandchildren, who were placed into
her custody last December.
“I want to make sure we keep God in our daily lives,” said
Battles, who enjoys singing at churches, revivals and special events.
“The most important thing I can do as a grandparent is to help
them know the Lord.”
When Battles accepted custody of the girls, she understood the
challenging circumstances she would face. She must now get up
early enough to help the girls get dressed before driving them to
day care. She then works until 6 p.m., when she picks up the girls
from their other grandparents’ home and starts their evening routine,
which often includes a trip to a local park or other activity before
going home.
“It has definitely changed my lifestyle,” Battles said. “They
depend on me for their basic needs, guidance and support. I’m
doing everything I can to provide for them.”
Battles admits that she would not be able to care for her
grandchildren without the assistance of the girls’ other grandparents,
James Dolan Williams Jr. and his wife, Denise, who spend time
with the girls daily. Mrs. Williams took care of the girls for five
months before they started day care so Battles could maintain
full-time employment, and Mr. Williams changed jobs so he could
spend more time at home.
“They are truly a blessing and the girls just love them,” Battles
said. “This situation has created a special lifetime friendship.”
Battles also values the support and resources provided by
Methodist Children’s Home through its Grandparents As Parents
Program (GAPP), which is under the direction of Rehan McNeil.
Through this program, MCH supports grandparents who serve as
the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. The Home provides
support groups and workshops, assistance with legal issues and
governmental agencies, case management, limited financial
assistance and referrals to community-based services.
MCH provided financial support to help Battles place her
grandchildren in a quality day care program and assisted with a
few electrical bills during emergency situations, and the Home
helped Battles find legal assistance during the custody process.
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Lori Battles and her granddaughters, Sierra, left, and Mya, enjoy spending
time together at a Waco park. Battles is one of more than 1,500
grandparents in Waco who serve as the primary caregivers for their
grandchildren. Battles values the support she receives through the
Grandparents As Parents Program at Methodist Children’s Home.
“Rehan and Methodist
Children’s Home have been
wonderful,” Battles said. “This is
a great program for grandparents.
If I need help with something,
Rehan will either provide it or
find someone who can. She has
been a special blessing to me.”
McNeil has been impressed
Lori Battles is grateful for the
with Battles’ commitment to her support of James Dolan Williams
Jr. and his wife, Denise, grandgrandchildren.
parents of Sierra and Mya.
“When I see Lori, I think of
one of my favorite scriptures, ‘I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me,’” McNeil said. “Her life is a testimony of all
the grandparents who are making it work, regardless of the odds.”
Battles believes more grandparents need to learn about the
services and support provided through GAPP. According to the
latest census figures, 6.7 million children in the United States are
being raised by grandparents and other relatives. In Texas, more
than 257,000 grandparents are raising their grandchildren in their
homes, and this total includes more than 1,500 in Waco.
“Without the Home providing services through GAPP, many
grandparents would not be able to provide the basic necessities for
their families,” McNeil said. “It is our charge to equip grandparents
and families with tools and resources that will strengthen the familial
ties, increase feelings of self-worth, foster self-preservation and
encourage self-sufficiency.”
While MCH can help meet a variety of needs, Battles believes
one of the greatest benefits for grandparents is having a person like
McNeil working alongside them.
“Rehan is a sweet and wonderful person and I know she truly
cares about our family,” Battles said. “Methodist Children’s Home
is always right there for me. They look out for grandparents and
their grandchildren.”
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Thank you!
In April, Methodist Children’s Home reached
a special milestone of 1,000 children and youth
in daily care. Our ministry is grateful to the individuals,
families, churches and groups that chose to provide
charitable donations to help the Home expand its services.
By reaching this goal, MCH has doubled the
number of children and youth served by the Home just
four years ago. This achievement is the culmination of
years of planning and hard work.
While we celebrate this goal, Methodist Children’s Home
is not finished growing. Today, the needs of at-risk
children and youth in our communities are more complex
and numerous than ever before. Join with this ministry as
we seek ways to serve more children from
Texas and New Mexico who are in need of the hope found
through our nurturing, Christian community.
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To learn more about Methodist Children’s Home or to make a financial contribution, call the Development Office at 800-853-1272.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Sharing a Second Century of Love
Recognizing the friends of Methodist Children’s Home for outstanding contributions
in the support of children throughout Texas and New Mexico
What is the Circle Of Friends?
The Circle of Friends was created by the Board of Directors
at the end of 1990 during the celebration of the beginning
of our second century of ministry to children. It is designed
to give appropriate recognition and expressions of appreciation to those who generously support Methodist Children’s
Home boys and girls.
Who can join the Circle of Friends?
Individuals, businesses, United Methodist Women and Men’s
groups, Sunday School classes and civic organizations may
be members of the Circle of Friends.
What if I do not want my name publicly announced?
In January, we mail a card to each donor asking for
permission to list his or her name in our Circle of Friends.
We only print the names of those who have returned the card,
granting permission to print. We respect your privacy and the
confidentiality of your gifts. At any time, you may indicate
that you wish all gifts to remain unrecognized and we will
mark your record accordingly.
Will my church receive credit if I send my gift directly to the Home?
Yes, when you request church credit. We routinely send all
gifts back through the annual conference treasurer for church
credit, just as your church treasurer does when a Methodist
Children’s Home gift is given through the church. Please let
us know the name of your church when you make your gift.
Methodist Children’s Home does not receive any funds
through apportionments. All giving to the Home is through
the free will of those who love Methodist Children’s Home
boys and girls and who give generously, above and beyond
gifts to the local church.
Circle of Friends Giving Levels
Methodist Children’s Home has been blessed with a heritage of friends that we are
pleased to recognize through the Circle of Friends.
Membership Levels
President’s Award
Founder’s Club
Centennial Roundtable
Development Council
First Family Circle:
Platinum
Gold
Silver
Bronze
2007 Giving Level
$25,000
10,000
5,000
3,500
$1,000
500
300
100
When compiling a list of this size, unintentional errors may occur. We try very hard to make this list
complete and accurate, but if we have made an error, please accept our sincere apologies.
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PRESIDENT’S AWARD
One Anonymous Gift
Jack and Janet Golden
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter W. Henry
L. F. and Carla Perry
Andrew J. and Cathryn Strawn
LaVerne and Thomas Howell
Foundation, Rockport, TX
Ragsdale Foundation, Smithville, TX
Annie L. Stevens Fund of the
Dallas Foundation, Dallas, TX
Valero Energy Foundation,
San Antonio, TX
The Meredith Foundation,
Mineola, TX
Coker UMC, San Antonio, TX
First UMC, Center, TX
Kingwood UMC, Kingwood, TX
Marvin UMC, Tyler, TX
Salado UMC, Salado, TX
The Woodlands UMC,
The Woodlands, TX
Trietsch Memorial UMC,
Flower Mound, TX
University Park UMC, Dallas, TX
DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
FOUNDER’S CLUB
Six Anonymous Gifts
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry H. Anderson
Frank and Lin Bain
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Carlisle
Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Cook
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Fallen
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fogle
Susan and Woodrow Gandy
A. D. and Pearl Morris
Bruce and Susan Rodgers
Clevel L. Sluder
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Stalnaker
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Turk
Dr. Ann and Mr. Garry Weiss
Charity Ball Association of
San Antonio, Inc., San Antonio, TX
Rawley Foundation, Houston, TX
Scurlock Foundation, Houston, TX
First UMC, Richardson, TX
Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX
Jewett UMC, Jewett, TX
Oklahoma Lane UMC,
Lazbuddie, TX
CENTENNIAL ROUNDTABLE
21 Anonymous Gifts
Marian R. Anderson
Philip and Debra Beech
Sarah Ann Brannan
Mr. and Mrs. James DuBois
Ms. Patricia A. Goodwin
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Huffman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Kenyon
Geoff and Tricia Kimbrough
Victor Lehotsky, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mathews
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Maxwell
Dale and Kay Oder
Glenn and Sherryl Pratt
Ms. Judy K. Rogers
Mr. Russell H. Wheat
Joe and Myra Wheeler
Methodist Children’s Home
Alumni Association, Waco, TX
The Ninnie L. Baird Foundation,
Fort Worth, TX
Summer 2008
Two Anonymous Gifts
Katheryn Shivers Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Hemberger
Reverends Steve and Rachel
Heyduck
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kent
John and Doris Casey Mason
Mr. Blake Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Reese
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Wittman
Ihlo Sales & Import Co, Center, TX
Mary Dinn Reynolds Methodist
Foundation, Alice, TX
Bethany UMC, Austin, TX
First UMC, Fort Worth, TX
First UMC, Rockwall, TX
Friendship UMC, Sherman, TX
Greggton UMC, Longview, TX
League City UMC, League City, TX
Strawbridge UMC, Kingwood, TX
PLATINUM
148 Anonymous Gifts
Drs. James E. and Elizabeth U.
Alexander
Zana Mae Alldredge
Arthur J. Amundson
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Andrews, Jr.
Ms. Clara Arnold
Lin Bain
Billy and Louann Ballenger
Ben and Hilda Bane
Mr. Elba F. and Reverend Judy M.
Baskin
Gertrude B. and Harold E. Batiste, Jr.
Harry M. Bettis and Deceased Wife
Jean S. Spurgin Bettis
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus W. Biggers
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bingham
Mr. and Mrs. Sean Blackmon
Christi and Sherwood E. Blount, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Breeding
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis M. Buchanan
Tom and Virginia Buckingham
Scott and Kathy Bukhair
Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Burlison
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Burnett
Mr. Clyde Capps
Mr. Jerrel and Dr. Lindad Carmicle
Mrs. Betty Jean Chaney
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Cook
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Coons, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Correll
Mr. and Mrs. Trammell Crow
Ron and Carol Cunningham
Deryl and Gerry Dalby
Mrs. Jo Anna Dale
Dr. and Mrs. Jack K. Daniels
Ms. Virginia S. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Davis, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Davison
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Deen
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Dews
Moe and Janet Dozier
Sandra and Roland DuBose
David H. Dunbar
Dr. and Mrs. Philip E. Duvall
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Elliott
Mark and Sarah Fanning
Jane L. Fieldcamp
Allan and Betty Fink
Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Gibson, Jr.
Ms. Diane Gillet
Bobby and Linda Gilliam
Ms. Sandra L. Godwin
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Gonzalez
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Green
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Greenhaw
Chaplain and Mrs. Philip E.
Grimmett, Jr.
Dr. Tom and Renee Grooms
Mr. and Mrs. C. Clyde Hamblin
Ms. Edna E. Hardin
Nelda Hardin
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby E. Harris
Katherine S. Henry, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob L. Herd
Goldie Hermsmeyer
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Herriage
Shirley and Larry Hickman
Fred and Janet Himes
Mr. and Mrs. Houston E. Holmes, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hotchkiss
Mrs. Avis J. Howery
Penny Huber
Mr. and Mrs. Ray L. Hunt
Dr. Donna L. Ivey
Dr. and Mrs. Dan J. Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Coy Johnson
Mr. Ed Johnson, Jr.
Mrs. N. Page Johnson
Randolph M. Keeling
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Keesee
William G. and Carol M. Kelley
Shyla Lipskey
Ms. Emily Losinger
Grace Loughmiller
Mr. and Mrs. Marc H. Lowrance, Jr.
Lynn and Eva Maddox
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mallonee
Margie W. Marie
Mr. David E. Mason
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Massingill
Dr. Henry A. and Joyce S. Mayer
Mary C. McCants
Jerry and Adelle McCarty
Mrs. Barbara L. McCormick
Thomas and Anna McCoy
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McGinnis
Mary Louise McKee
Mickey and Henry Meadows
Vivian Menefee and Mary Anna
Reverend and Mrs. James Merrell
Lit and Lee Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Don B. Morgan
Mrs. Margie B. Morrison
Joe and Mary Lou Morriss
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mungle
Sue and Joe Oscar Neuhoff, Jr.
Trey and Karen Oakley
Mr. and Mrs. James M. O’Donnell
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Orr, Jr.
John and Dixie Paulos
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Mr. and Mrs. Travis Duane Perkins
Glynn and Dorothy Powell
Mr. and Mrs. Forest W. Rathbun
Mrs. Monita Reitz
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Reoh
Zonell Rice
Mrs. Virginia G. Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Rork
Jerry and Patsy Russell
E. L. and Peggy Sanders
Will and Carolyn Saunders
Karen M. Savage
Robert and Bernice Schmidt
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Schulgen, Jr.
Ms. Lynda L. Scurlock
Randall and Renee Skiff
Ellen Elizabeth Smith
Tom L. and Helen South
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Stelter
Ms. Lisa Stephenson
Anne V. Stevenson
Travis, Nancy, Tripp and Tyler Stone
Mr. Joe Chat Sumner, III
Jane and Charles Szalkowski
Jean and Pat Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Tierce
Sandra and Pete Tinkham
Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Titus
Walter and Debbie Toler
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Turner
Bobby J. and Louise Vance
Mrs. John N. Vandiver, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Wallace
Steve and Linda Wells
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Wheat
Ronald and Nancy White
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wiese
Mrs. Sandra M. Wiley
Mrs. Julia C. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Wood
Timothy and Joyce Woodlock
Charlene and Ginny Woods
Doug and Duana Yates
Mrs. Virginia H. Ziemer
Barfield Family Private Foundation,
Hurst, TX
Carole and Gene Chambers
Foundation, Katy, TX
Entrega Industries Inc., Houston, TX
Milton M. Frank & Thomas B.
Sprague Foundation, Inc.
College Station, TX
Felix L. & Jo Stehling Foundation,
San Antonio, TX
Texas Methodist Foundation,
Austin, TX
The Burrow Foundation Inc.,
Houston, TX
The Grant Family Fund, Galveston,
TX
The Ginger Murchison Foundation,
Athens, TX
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2 X 2 Sunday School Class
Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX
Alpha Night Circle
First UMC, Olney, TX
Bend UMC Youth Fund
Bend UMC, Bend, TX
Come One Come All Class
First UMC, Victoria, TX
Fidelis Class
First UMC, Odessa, TX
Gifts Unto Others
Christ UMC, Sugar Land, TX
Gleaners Sunday School Class
Oak Park UMC, Paris, TX
Inquirers Class
First UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Logos Bible Class
First UMC, Houston, TX
Missions Committee
St. Peter’s UMC, Katy, TX
Ordinary Life
St. Paul’s UMC, Houston, TX
Pairs & Parents Class
Marvin UMC, Tyler, TX
Questers Sunday School Class
First UMC, Hurst, TX
The Friendly Bible Class
Marvin UMC, Tyler, TX
United Methodist Women
Bear Creek UMC, Houston, TX
United Methodist Women
Forney UMC, Forney, TX
United Methodist Women
Kingwood UMC, Kingwood, TX
Wesleyan Class
Christ Church UMC,
The Woodlands, TX
Aldersgate UMC, Abilene, TX
Aransas Pass UMC, Aransas Pass,
TX
Axe Memorial UMC, Garland, TX
Bay Vue UMC, Crystal Beach, TX
Bear Creek UMC, Houston, TX
Bellville UMC, Bellville, TX
Booker UMC, Booker, TX
Bracken UMC, San Antonio, TX
Cedar Bayou UMC, Baytown, TX
Chapelwood UMC, Houston, TX
Custer Road UMC, Plano, TX
Cypress UMC, Cypress, TX
Fairwood UMC, Tyler, TX
Fellowship UMC, Roanoke, TX
First UMC, Angleton, TX
First UMC, Arlington, TX
First UMC, Beaumont, TX
First UMC, Boerne, TX
First UMC, Colleyville, TX
First UMC, De Kalb, TX
First UMC, Georgetown, TX
First UMC, Gladewater, TX
First UMC, Hawkins, TX
First UMC, Hurst, TX
First UMC, Jasper, TX
First UMC, Johnson City, TX
First UMC, Keller, TX
First UMC, Kerrville, TX
First UMC, Lake Jackson, TX
First UMC, Lampasas, TX
First UMC, Los Alamos, NM
First UMC, Lufkin, TX
First UMC, Madisonville, TX
First UMC, Mesquite, TX
First UMC, Midlothian, TX
First UMC, Missouri City, TX
First UMC, Nacogdoches, TX
First UMC, Pearland, TX
First UMC, Roaring Springs, TX
First UMC, Smithville, TX
First UMC, Vidor, TX
First UMC, Waco, TX
First UMC, Winona, TX
Flynn UMC, Normangee, TX
Good Shepherd UMC, Cypress, TX
Grace UMC, Texas City, TX
Gruver UMC, Gruver, TX
Hamlin Memorial UMC, Farwell, TX
Harker Heights UMC,
Harker Heights, TX
Heritage UMC, Grapevine, TX
Klein UMC, Spring, TX
Lake Highlands UMC, Dallas, TX
Macedonia UMC, Hockley, TX
Memorial Drive UMC, Houston, TX
Memorial UMC, Walnut Springs, TX
Monthalia UMC, Cost, TX
Mt. Selman UMC, Athens, TX
Mt. Zion/Panola UMC, Panola, TX
New Home UMC, Lubbock, TX
Perryton UMC, Perryton, TX
Plymouth Park UMC, Irving, TX
Polk Street UMC, Amarillo, TX
Richland Hills UMC, Richland
Hills, TX
Ridgewood Park UMC, Dallas, TX
Roby UMC, Roby, TX
St. John’s UMC, Albuquerque, NM
St. John’s UMC, Georgetown, TX
St. Paul UMC, Amarillo, TX
St. Paul’s UMC, Houston, TX
St. Peter’s UMC, Katy, TX
Seabrook UMC, Seabrook, TX
Spurger UMC, Spurger, TX
Stanton UMC, Stanton, TX
Tarrytown UMC, Austin, TX
The United Methodist Church,
Nashville, TN
University UMC, Austin, TX
University UMC, San Antonio, TX
Wesley UMC, Bonham, TX
White Deer UMC, White Deer, TX
Windcrest UMC, San Antonio, TX
Wylie UMC, Wylie, TX
GOLD
153 Anonymous Gifts
Jimmy and Janeil Adams
Jane F. Admire, M.D.
John E. and Kay Allison
Stuart and Katie Almond
Reverend and Mrs. John Alsbrooks
Mr. Larry W. Anderson
Wilson Barfield Family
Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Barnes
Irene Berger
Ms. Nancy S. Bickel
Wayne and Mary Billeck
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bodron
C. W. Bolin
Ms. Marcia H. Boling
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bostick
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Boyer
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bradfield
Mr. Craig Bradford
Ms. Judy Broadway
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Brown
Bill and Karen Brunson
Mr. Oral D. Buck
Mr. Frank M. Busch, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Gail Bush
Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Cady
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Campbell
Jerry and Shirley Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Choate
Donnie and Mary Clinton
Patrick F. and Roma J. Cochran
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cole
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Coleman, Jr.
Mrs. Fred B. Cornels
Harold and Joyce Crooks
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Crosby
John and Ann Crumpler
Mrs. Robin Cummings
Hunter and Totsy Cunningham
Ray and Carolyn Cunningham
Billie E. and Sally A. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Herman V. Dose
Mrs. Patsy R. Edens
Mrs. Kerby H. Edwards
Mrs. Ann Enloe
George and Ann Eubanks
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Faile
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Forrest
Elizabeth Capps Foster
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Futch
Charles and Debbie Gardner
Mr. and Mrs. Ray D. George
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gholson
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Gibson
Mr. Rex H. Gibson
Stephen and Mariglyn Glenn
Dr. and Mrs. J. Allen Goss
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D. Gould
Dr. and Mrs. Derek B. Grant
Mrs. Byron Gray
Mrs. Barbara L. Gregory
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Guier
Noble and Linda Gulledge
Harry and Charlotte Gump
Reverend and Mrs. D. G. Gurley, Jr.
Ms. Harriet Halsell
Roy L. Hansen
Jack and Judy Hardison
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Hatton
Victor and Bettye Hauser
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Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Travis
Mr. and Mrs. Randy W. Tucker
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Tuggle
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Underwood
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil V. Vaughan, Jr.
Carolyn Glass Warren
Guy and Kay Weathers
Charles and Virginia Werlla
Mrs. Charlsie Whitney
Ms. Beth Wilkinson
David B. Williams
Ms. Martha Wittenbach
Mrs. Betty Woods
Bloys Camp Meeting, Valentine, TX
First Baptist Church, Matador, TX
Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, LLP,
Waco, TX
Parsons Commercial Roofing, Waco,
TX
Sam’s Club, Waco, TX
Sykora Family Ford, Inc., West, TX
The Weaver Family Trust,
Los Angeles, CA
Mrs. Dixie A. Heinle
Bill and Mary Heyduck
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hill
Mrs. Roy C. Hohl, Jr.
Harold and Mary Ann Hooks
Richard and Kay Houston
Dr. and Mrs. Clifton O. Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Will R. Hubbard, Jr.
Roundman and Ellen Hurst
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell M. Irby
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Van Jones
Kenneth and Molly Kent
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Kruse
Robert and Dorothy Lacy
Mr. and Mrs. Peyton M. Lake
Mr. and Mrs. C. Robert LaPrade
Dolores Flynn Lawhorn
Carol and Kent Lawrence
Dan and Betty (Stout) Lee
Mr. Donald L. Legg
Joe R. and Teresa L. Long
Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Luetger
Melba and Harold Magnus
Ms. Sue Elaine Mangum
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Mason
LaNelle McBee
Nancy Kelly McBride
L. A. and Eva McCormack
Hugh M. McLeod
Bill and Sue McMahon
Mr. and Mrs. William McPike
Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Meador, Jr.
Colonel and Mrs. James R. Milam
Mr. and Mrs. Billy D. Mitchell
Hayes and Julie Mitchell
Mr. Eddie Monlezun
Ms. Elizabeth Moore
Emily Moreland
Mrs. Dorothy T. Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Mull
Summer 2008
Robert and Carol Nasits
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neelley
Tom and Peggy Newton
Mrs. Jo G. Oakley
Mitch and Stacey Oekerman
Mr. and Mrs. Lon H. Pardue
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Parkison
Dr. and Mrs. Herman L. Peace, Sr.
Mr. Phillip E. Perkins
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Phillips
Hubert and Edith Pilgrim
Therrell and Nancy Powell
Billy and JoAnne Prewitt
Lt. Colonel (Ret) and Mrs. Lyle G.
Radebaugh
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Rainey
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Reynolds
Gerald and Nancy Reynolds
Mrs. E. R. Richter
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Riley
Ms. Judy R. Roach
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rohloff
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rouze
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Ruhman
Mrs. Dorothy Rutledge
Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. Sanders
Jerry B. and Patti L. Sanders
Judge and Mrs. Henry A. Santana
Mr. and Mrs. David Schwartz
Mr. Bryan P. Shaw
Mrs. Ida Mae Shawn
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Shelly
Evelyn and Elgin Shupak
Bill and Linda Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Norman M. Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil F. Stone
Mr. Thomas D. Swann
Mr. and Mrs. Billie Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene W. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Bob Thomason
Bill and Marge Towers
Adult Bible Class
Trinity UMC, Arlington, TX
Adult Sunday School Class
Cedar Creek UMC, Cedar Creek,
TX
Builders Class
Highland UMC, Odessa, TX
Century Class
Marvin UMC, Tyler, TX
Epworth Sunday School Class
First UMC, Coahoma, TX
Everyday Christians
First UMC, Garland, TX
Faith Builder’s Class
White’s Chapel UMC, Southlake,
TX
Fellowship Class
First UMC, Seminole, TX
Fidelity Sunday School Class
Post UMC, Post, TX
Forum Discussion Group
Clear Lake UMC, Houston, TX
Friendship Beacon Sunday School
Class
Gethsemane UMC, Houston, TX
Friendship Class
First UMC, Rowlett, TX
Friendship Sunday School Class
Custer Road UMC, Plano, TX
Grainger Sunday School Class
First UMC, Daingerfield, TX
Hargrave Christian Witness Trust
Central Texas Conference,
San Antonio, TX
Herveys Main St. Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Houston, TX
Joy Sunday School Class
Kingwood UMC, Kingwood, TX
Koinonia Sunday School Class
Lake Highlands UMC, Dallas, TX
Lubbock-Canyon United Methodist
Women
Canyon UMC, Lubbock, TX
Marantha Sunday School Class
First UMC, Lockney, TX
Mary-Martha Circle
Leander UMC, Leander, TX
Missions Committee
Christ UMC, Sugar Land, TX
Neighborly Sunday School Class
First UMC, Bryan, TX
Open Door Sunday School Class
First UMC, Pearland, TX
Pathfinders Class
Axe Memorial UMC, Garland, TX
Ruth Circle
Bellville UMC, Bellville, TX
Seekers Sunday School Class
St. Luke’s UMC, Lubbock, TX
Tuesday AM Men’s Bible Group
William C. Martin UMC, Bedford,
TX
United Methodist Men
Liberty Hill UMC, Liberty Hill,
TX
United Methodist Men
Universal City UMC, Universal
City, TX
United Methodist Women
Asbury UMC, Pasadena, TX
United Methodist Women
Christ Church UMC,
The Woodlands, TX
United Methodist Women
Clear Lake UMC, Houston, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Allen, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Hemphill, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Sachse, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Shiner, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Woodway, TX
United Methodist Women
Magnolia UMC, Magnolia, TX
United Methodist Women
St. Peter’s UMC, Katy, TX
United Methodist Women
Suncreek UMC, Allen, TX
United Methodist Women
The Colony UMC, The Colony, TX
United Methodist Women
Zapata UMC, Zapata, TX
John Wesley Sunday School Class
St. Luke’s UMC, Lubbock, TX
Whaley United Methodist Women
Whaley UMC, Gainesville, TX
A&M UMC, College Station, TX
Alliance UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Carr’s Chapel UMC, Petersburg, TX
Christ UMC, College Station, TX
Claude UMC, Claude, TX
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Cooper UMC, Lubbock, TX
Crosby UMC, Crosby, TX
Dimmitt UMC, Dimmitt, TX
Edge Park UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Edom UMC, Brownsboro, TX
Faith UMC, Spring, TX
First UMC, Amherst, TX
First UMC, Big Spring, TX
First UMC, Brenham, TX
First UMC, Canadian, TX
First UMC, Cleburne, TX
First UMC, Clovis, NM
First UMC, Corpus Christi, TX
First UMC, Corsicana, TX
First UMC, Crowley, TX
First UMC, Decatur, TX
First UMC, Deming, NM
First UMC, Dickinson, TX
First UMC, Fort Stockton, TX
First UMC, Frisco, TX
First UMC, Gainesville, TX
First UMC, Garland, TX
First UMC, Glen Rose, TX
First UMC, Huntsville, TX
First UMC, Junction, TX
First UMC, Kaufman, TX
First UMC, Midland, TX
First UMC, Mount Vernon, TX
First UMC, Muleshoe, TX
First UMC, Orange, TX
First UMC, Port Lavaca, TX
First UMC, San Angelo, TX
First UMC, San Marcos, TX
First UMC, Sugar Land, TX
First UMC, Winnie, TX
Fort Davis UMC, Fort Davis, TX
Franklin UMC, Franklin, TX
Grace UMC, Alamogordo, NM
Grace UMC, Baytown, TX
Grace UMC, Copperas Cove, TX
Grace UMC, Des Moines, TX
Hainesville UMC, Mineola, TX
Hamby UMC, Abilene, TX
Helotes Hills UMC, Helotes, TX
Highland Lakes UMC, Buchanan
Dam, TX
Holy Covenant UMC, Carrollton, TX
Hope UMC, Yoakum, TX
Ira UMC, Ira, TX
King Memorial UMC, Whitney, TX
Lakewood UMC, Houston, TX
Lanes Chapel UMC, Tyler, TX
Latexo UMC, Teague, TX
Lindale UMC, Lindale, TX
Linden UMC, Linden, TX
Living Way UMC, Conroe, TX
Matador UMC, Matador, TX
McKenzie Memorial UMC,
Clarksville, TX
Moody Leon UMC, Moody, TX
Mooreville UMC, Valley Mills, TX
New Energy UMC, Crockett, TX
New Fountain UMC, Hondo, TX
Oak Grove UMC, Aubrey, TX
Palacios UMC, Palacios, TX
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Paul Horton UMC, Coldspring, TX
St. Andrew’s UMC, Carthage, TX
St. John the Apostle UMC,
Arlington, TX
St. John’s UMC, Lubbock, TX
St. Luke’s UMC, Kilgore, TX
St. Mark’s UMC, El Paso, TX
St. Stephen’s UMC, Albuquerque,
NM
Saltillo UMC, Saltillo, TX
Schertz UMC, Schertz, TX
Somerset UMC, Somerset, TX
Trenton UMC, Trenton, TX
Trinity UMC, Beaumont, TX
United Methodist Temple,
Port Arthur, TX
Universal City UMC, Universal City,
TX
Wesley McCabe UMC, Longview, TX
Wildwood UMC, Village Mills, TX
Woodville UMC, Woodville, TX
SILVER
152 Anonymous Gifts
Karen D. Adams
Martha ‘Sharon’ Adams
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Albrecht
Morris and Sarah Albright
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Bailey, Jr.
Harold and Rosine Barnett
Billy P. Barton
Harvey and Willie Mae Beckendorf
Mrs. Lucy Blackwell
Dr. Earl and Leslie Bledsoe
Mrs. Martha-Allison Blewer
Mrs. Loyce Boyle
Mr. and Mrs. David Brinkley
Ms. Dora N. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd P. Brown
Billie and Bob Bryant
Darrell and Beth Buckley
Metta Burney
Tim and Lynn Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Cash
Mrs. Anne H. Chamberland
Betty J. Chura
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coffman
Mr. and Mrs. Ace M. Connell
Ms. Lillian Copeland
Mr. and Mrs. N. Campbell Cox
Mrs. Norma J. Crockett
Wilbur and Donnita Cunningham
Reverend M. Jan Davis
Waymon and Carol Davis
W. T. and Carolyn Downs
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Eisenhauer
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard C. Embrey, Jr.
Mrs. Katharine A. Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Field
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Fields
Mrs. Velma Foster
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn L. Furman
Mr. Kenneth C. Garland
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Garrett
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Geiger
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Goergen
Dr. and Mrs. Noe E. Gonzales
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Gray
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Griffin
Eddie Guilbeau
Mr. Alfred B. Guinn
Zack and Melissa Hall
Ms. Holly Hammond-Romer
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Harrison
Annette and Jim Havens
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hay
Cliff and Nelda Hazlewood
Reverend Patti and Rick Herndon
Mr. Robert S. High, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Hitt
Ed, Sharon and Rachael Holden
Jim and Dolores Honeycutt
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hopkins
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Hopperton
Jerry and June Jackson
Craig and Jan Jaynes
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Jones
Jane and Phil Jones
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Kelley
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kinchen
Ms. Sylvia Kirby
Richard and Wenda Kolterman
Ms. Barbara S. Krohn
Bud and Kathy Kulesza
Mrs. Lois M. Lackey
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee
Bill and Clara Leshikar
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Lester
Mrs. O. S. Levy
Holman and Marjorie Lilienstern
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne L. Litteer
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin B. Little
Mr. Clarence and Reverend Nancy
Littlefield
Mr. Edwin B. Logan, Jr.
Marjory and Harry Lucker
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Lynch
Jim and Susan Macanliss
Shirley J. Magnuson
Donald and Peggy Martin
Mrs. Virginia F. Martin
Ms. Bonnie Martinez
Sally Mays
Mr. Ronnie D. McCormick
Willard R. McCully
Mr. and Mrs. Bill McWilliams
Mr. and Mrs. Elton M. Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Moore
Sunshine
Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Morman
Ouida Mullins
Dr. Rebecca Bowden Narramore
Mrs. Peggy H. Nesmith
Mr. Victor Nichols, Jr.
Ms. Janis J. Norris
Mrs. Merril Nunley
Mrs. Phyrne O’Day
Ms. Kirsten Pasha
Lloyd W. and Dorothy O. Perkins
Roy R. Priest, Jr. and Marilynn N.
Priest
W. E. and Charlotte Probst
Mr. Charles Proffitt
Mrs. Estelle B. (Pat) Quiroz
James and Patsy Raby
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Rampacek
Mr. and Mrs. H. Michael Ratcliff
Nathan and Sheryl Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Ritchie
Byron and Netta Rodenburg
Beatrice M. Sanders
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Sayers
Paul and Gayle Schacht
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny A. Shepherd, Sr.
Mrs. Edwin M. Simons
Ralph Slay
Mrs. Agnes L. Smith
Mrs. Lura Smith
Ms. Barbara A. Sorell
LeRoy Stanton
Mr. and Mrs. Blake Steudtner
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Strong
Carl and Toni Strukely
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Sumner
Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Sweet
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Thompson
Ms. Jeretta S. Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Trautmann
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Tucker
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vaughan, Jr.
Jim and Jeremy Veach
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Vilven
Ray and Becky Wanieck
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene S. Ward
Mr. and Mrs. Derl G. Warren
Stan and Paula Webb
Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Wenthold
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Whitaker
Nona Williams
Mr. Daniel V. Wiser
Mr. Weldon E. Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Wussow
Mr. and Mrs. Pearson B. Yeager
Dr. and Mrs. William M. Younger
2 x 2 Class
Axe Memorial UMC, Garland, TX
50/50 Sunday School Class
Acton UMC, Granbury, TX
ALR / Fellowship Sunday School
Class
Wesley UMC, Greenville, TX
Becomers Sunday School Class
First UMC, Azle, TX
Summer 2008
Believers and Doers Sunday School
First UMC, Humble, TX
Builders Kum Double Sunday
School Class
First UMC, Monahans, TX
Challengers Sunday School Class
First UMC, De Kalb, TX
Crusaders Class
Marvin UMC, Tyler, TX
Dawson Sunday School Class
First UMC, Temple, TX
Disciples Class
Christ UMC, Plano, TX
Discovery Sunday School Class
Bethany UMC, Austin, TX
Ecclesia Class
First UMC, Richardson, TX
Faith Bible Class
First UMC, Marshall, TX
Fellowship Class
Westlake UMC, Austin, TX
Friendship Circle
First UMC, Teague, TX
Friendship Class
Edge Park UMC, Benbrook, TX
Friendship Class
Oakwood UMC, Lubbock, TX
Friendship Sunday School Class
First UMC, Crane, TX
Friendship Sunday School Class
First UMC, Crowley, TX
Friendship Sunday School Class
First UMC, Rockwall, TX
Friendship Sunday School Class
First UMC, Temple, TX
Friendship Sunday School Class
Friona UMC, Friona, TX
Friona United Methodist Women
Friona UMC, Friona, TX
Good News Sunday School Class
William C. Martin UMC, Hurst, TX
Harleton Busy Bees
Harleton UMC, Harleton, TX
Harmony Class
First UMC, Allen, TX
Harmony Sunday School Class
First UMC, Plainview, TX
Home Builders Sunday School Class
St. John’s UMC, Georgetown, TX
Howard Taylor Builders Class
First UMC, Garland, TX
Inspiration Sunday School Class
First UMC, Livingston, TX
Kaleidoscope Class
St. Mark’s UMC, Mesquite, TX
Kopperl United Methodist Women
Kopperl UMC, Morgan, TX
Living and Giving
First UMC, Plainview, TX
Lord’s Acre
First UMC, Dawson, TX
Men’s Bible Class
First UMC, Bryan, TX
Methodist Mens Fellowship
Albany UMC, Albany, TX
Pacesetters Sunday School Class
First UMC, Lubbock, TX
Pals Sunday School Class
First UMC, Henderson, TX
Pathfinders Class
First UMC, Childress, TX
Pathfinders Class
First UMC, Missouri City, TX
Quester’s Sunday School Class
First UMC, Lubbock, TX
Searchers Sunday School Class
St. Philip’s UMC, Garland, TX
Seekers Sunday School Class
Kingwood UMC, Kingwood, TX
Seekers Sunday School Class
Marvin UMC, Tyler, TX
Sunshine Class
First UMC, Mason, TX
Temple District Partners
Central Texas Conference,
Killeen, TX
Bob Thomas Bible Sunday School
Class
Tomball UMC, Tomball, TX
Thomas Class
Claude UMC, Claude, TX
United Methodist Men
First UMC, Columbus, TX
United Methodist Men
First UMC, Georgetown, TX
United Methodist Women
Aldersgate UMC, Arlington, TX
United Methodist Women
Aransas Pass UMC,
Aransas Pass, TX
United Methodist Women
Coldspring UMC, Coldspring, TX
United Methodist Women
Dripping Springs UMC, Dripping
Springs, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Brenham, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Lubbock, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Marble Falls, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, McKinney, TX
United Methodist Women
Highland Heights UMC,
Sweetwater, TX
United Methodist Women
Lake Cities UMC, Lake Dallas,
TX
United Methodist Women
Lakewood UMC, Houston, TX
United Methodist Women
Macedonia UMC, Hockley, TX
United Methodist Women
Northgate UMC, Irving, TX
United Methodist Women
Onalaska UMC, Onalaska, TX
United Methodist Women
Phelps UMC, Huntsville, TX
United Methodist Women
Schreiber Memorial UMC, Dallas,
TX
United Methodist Women
Windcrest UMC, Windcrest, TX
Upper Room Sunday School Class
First UMC, Madisonville, TX
Victor Sunday School Class
First UMC, Palestine, TX
Wesley Bible Sunday School Class
First UMC, Hurst, TX
Wesley Sunday School Class
Kingwood UMC, Kingwood, TX
Wesleyan Agape Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Mesquite, TX
Wesleyan Sunday School Class
Dimmitt UMC, Dimmitt, TX
J. E. Wilson Sunday School Class
First UMC, Rockwall, TX
Winsome Class
First UMC, Vernon, TX
Acton UMC, Granbury, TX
Aldersgate Trinity UMC, Port Arthur,
TX
Annetta UMC, Weatherford, TX
Benjamin UMC, Knox City, TX
Brock UMC, Brock, TX
Brownsboro UMC, Brownsboro, TX
Buna UMC, Buna, TX
Central UMC, Albuquerque, NM
Christ UMC, Stockdale, TX
Clear Lake UMC, Houston, TX
Crestview UMC, Austin, TX
Curtis UMC, Jasper, TX
De Leon UMC, De Leon, TX
Diboll UMC, Diboll, TX
Dripping Springs UMC, Dripping
Springs, TX
Elmwood UMC, Dallas, TX
Evant UMC, Evant, TX
Faith UMC, Orange, TX
First UMC, Belton, TX
First UMC, Carrollton, TX
First UMC, Commerce, TX
First UMC, Conroe, TX
First UMC, Devine, TX
First UMC, Elgin, TX
First UMC, Farmington, NM
First UMC, Floydada, TX
First UMC, Gallup, NM
First UMC, Jacksonville, TX
First UMC, La Marque, TX
First UMC, Melrose, NM
First UMC, Moody, TX
First UMC, Odessa, TX
First UMC, Palmer, TX
First UMC, Pittsburg, TX
First UMC, Silsbee, TX
First UMC, Taylor, TX
Forney UMC, Forney, TX
Forrest Heights UMC, Lubbock, TX
Gause UMC, Gause, TX
Grace UMC, Corpus Christi, TX
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Grace UMC, Houston, TX
Hamlin UMC, Hamlin, TX
Iago Federated Church, Boling, TX
Keltys UMC, Lufkin, TX
La Vernia UMC, La Vernia, TX
Lake Rayburn UMC, Jasper, TX
Maud UMC, Maud, TX
Medina UMC, Medina, TX
Mt. Hope UMC, Chester, TX
New World UMC, Arlington, TX
Oak Island UMC, San Antonio, TX
Oak Lawn UMC, Dallas, TX
Ovilla UMC, Red Oak, TX
Peralta Memorial UMC, Peralta, NM
Pine Hill UMC, Beckville, TX
Pisgah UMC, Carthage, TX
Refugio UMC, Refugio, TX
Rose Hill UMC, Tomball, TX
Ryan’s Chapel UMC, Lufkin, TX
St. Andrew’s UMC, Borger, TX
St. John’s UMC, Austin, TX
St. John’s UMC, Santa Fe, NM
St. Luke’s UMC, Lubbock, TX
St. Luke’s UMC, Odessa, TX
St. Paul UMC, Bridge City, TX
Stinnett UMC, Stinnett, TX
Tennison Memorial UMC,
Mount Pleasant, TX
Tenth Avenue UMC, Amarillo, TX
Tenth Street UMC, Taylor, TX
Throckmorton UMC, Throckmorton,
TX
Troy UMC, Troy, TX
Tyler Street UMC, Dallas, TX
Veribest UMC, Veribest, TX
Vista Ridge UMC, Lewisville, TX
Wesley UMC, Andrews, TX
Wesley UMC, Athens, TX
White Oak UMC, White Oak, TX
White Rock UMC, Los Alamos, NM
Wimberley UMC, Wimberley, TX
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1,237 Anonymous Gifts
Mr. and Mrs. Holley H. Abels
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Actkison
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Adams
Monica Adams
Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Adams
Ms. Patricia M. Adams
Mr. Comer M. Alden
Linda and Dean Alderson
Bill and Loretta Alexander
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard H. Alexander
Mr. Ivan E. Allen
Ms. Joan C. Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Allison
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson B. Alpers
Mr. Arthur D. Alsobrook
Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Andersen
Mr. and Mrs. Donald N. Anderson
Edna N. Anderson
Shirley and Carl Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. W. Max Anderson
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Charles and Jonel Ankrum
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Anthony
Mr. and Mrs. David Arant
Drs. Jim and Paula Archer
Mrs. Peggy Archer
Edna E. Arnold
Ann Bain-Rose
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Baldwin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Balentine
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ballengee
Dr. and Mrs. William K. Barnard
Mrs. Dawn S. Barnes
Mrs. Jean L. Barrar
Mr. and Mrs. Sammy L. Barrett
Jason and Frances Bartlett
Barbara and Billy Bass
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Baumgardner
Mr. Michael Baxley
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Beach
Steve and Meda Beaird
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beard and
James
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Beaty
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Beaty
Dr. and Mrs. William R. Beaty
Mrs. Joyce Beery
Ms. Beatrice Bejarano
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Belk
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Bell
Agnes Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Benson, III
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bergstrom
Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Berry
Donald R. and Sara B. Betterton
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Birdwell
Harvey and Winna Bjornaas
Ms. Betty J. Black
Larry and Betty Black
Roland E. Black, M.D.
James and Jeanne Blackwell
Jodie and Trona Blaha
Mr. and Mrs. Major E. Blair
Helen and David Blanchard
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Blankinship
Beth Bolger
Totsy Booker
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Boothe
Ms. Beverley Bowen
Ms. Nancy Bowen
David and Terry Bowers
Michael and Peggy Bowie
Mrs. Don R. Boyd
Honey and Bill Bracken
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Bradbeer
Ms. Bobbie Bradley
Jenny D. and Joe H. Bradley
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bradley
Mr. Leo H. Bradshaw, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Brandenberger
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Brandes
Mr. and Mrs. Jarell E. Brandt
Arledge and Peggy Jo Brashers
Mr. Victor A. Bravenec
Mr. K. Scott Brazil
Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin Bridger, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Brigham
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Briles
Dr. Margaret E. Briley
Mr. and Mrs. Ray M. Brinkman
Jan Brockett
Barbara Brockhoeft
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Brooks
Alan and Nancy Brosz
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown
Jane Brown
Ms. Phyllis Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Brown
Mr. Robert J. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brown
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Brownfield
Mr. Earle W. Bruce
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Buchannan
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer D. Bunkley
Ms. Mary Beth Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Burrus
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Butler
Carrie Button
Mr. and Mrs. David Byrd
Alana and Jerry Byrum
Mr. and Mrs. Rickard Cade
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Cain
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Caldwell
Mr. David Calliham
Gordon G. Campbell
Mrs. Neleta Campbell
Pat and Ruby Carlisle
Mr. Michael Carothers
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Carroll
Beverly and Joey Carroll
Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Cartwright
Alan and Laura Caruthers
Louise and Frank Carvey
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Cassity, Jr.
Ms. Juanita Cassity
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. Cathcart
Dr. and Mrs. Olin B. Cecil
Anneliese Chares
Charlotte Cheatham
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan M. Chisholm
Ms. Robin Christen
Mack and Linda Christian
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Clack
Ella Clearman
Mildred Clearman
Mary Lynn Cleaver
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Cloninger
Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Cocanougher
Marian and George Cocks
Mrs. Barbara J. Cole
Mr. and Mrs. Glynn Collins
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Comparin
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Conant, Jr.
Ms. Dianna L. Condron
David and Penny Cook
Richard and Claire Cook
Dr. Edgar L. Cortes
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Cotton
Pauline H. Couch
L. Jean Couple
Reverend and Mrs. Joseph F. Cox
Mrs. Wayne Cox
Ms. Kristen M. Cramer
Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Crawford
Mrs. Lou W. Criswell
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Cronkwright
Mr. Darrell L. Crook
Mr. and Mrs. Randal D. Crum
Sally and Mark Cullum
Will and Lisa Cunningham
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Curtis
Mr. and Mrs. William Dale
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Damron
Reverend Hugh B. Daniel
Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Darr
Ms. Candice Darwin
Reverend and Mrs. Allie M.
Davenport
Mr. Donald L. Davis
Dr. Doug Davis and Ms. Denise
Evers
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert P. Davis
Mr. Lee Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Luther D. Davis, III
Rita and Dick Davis
Mrs. Shirley A. Davis
Joe and Bobbie Day
Mr. and Mrs. Scott R. Dayton
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Dees
Mr. Clarence Degrate
Pat Ford Denman
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Dennis
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Denny
Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Denton
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas L. DeVito
Mr. and Mrs. Keith A. Dial
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Dibrell
Reverend and Mrs. Barry Dickens
Mr. Harlow L. Dolch
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Donohoo
Mr. and Mrs. Junior Dorn
Mrs. Wayland Dowden
Dr. Charles B. Dryden
Ms. Teresa A. Dudley
Steve and Cynthia Dufresne
Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Duke
Dr. Charles DuLaney and Family
Mr. William M. Durfey
Mr. and Mrs. Duane L. Duston
Reverend and Mrs. Todd Dyess
Dorothy and Earl Eastabrooks
Mr. John Easterwood
Marjorie Eastwood
Charles and Pauline Ebel
Bill and Judy Echols
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Eldred
Fayette Ellis
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Ellis
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Elwell
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Eppes
Mr. Alfred V. Evans, Jr.
Gayle C. Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Evans
Moody and Billie Evans
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Fagg
Sunshine
Mary Frances Farris
Dolores and Kirk Faulkner
Mrs. Raymon Faulkner
Mr. Tim Fedro
Mrs. Bessie L. Fenn
Mrs. Carolyn E. Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. Hanford Ferguson
Mrs. Norma Wood Ferguson
B. Keith and Shirley J. Fields
Richard and Evelyn Fish
Ms. Audry Fisher
Ms. Patricia E. Flanigan
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Flick
Ted and Kathy Floca
Joe B. Fogg
Mrs. Jane Ford
Mrs. Theo W. Fory
Heidi and Ottis Foster
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Foster
Nedra and Don Foster
Todd Fowlkes
Ms. Virginia Hall Franks
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Frankson
Norris and Dixie Frazier
John and Betty Freeman
Brent and Kris Frenchak
Ms. Abigail Fretwell
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Furgerson
Mr. and Mrs. Bob M. Gallaway
Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gamble
Mr. George D. Ganz
Robert and Edith Garst
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Gattis
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Gebhardt
Ms. Bonnie Gibson
Mrs. Dorcus B. Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon F. Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gilchrist
Dennis and Opal Lee Gill
Ms. Peggy Gillespie
Lewis and Barbara Gillett
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Gillette
Wayne and Sandy (Robinson)
Gilliland
Paul K. Gladfelder
Mrs. Marian L. Godwin
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gooch
Summer 2008
Reverend Dave and Debby Goodrich
Dr. Donald L. and Barbara M.
Goodwin
Mrs. Eva M. Goolsby
Gene and June Gordon
James W. Goss and Mertie Goss
Ms. Hortence Grace
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Graner
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick C. Grant
Arnold and Penny Gray
Mr. Benny Gray
Ms. Barbara A. Grazdan
Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Green
Drs. Steven and Deborah Greer
Mrs. John M. Grimland, Jr.
Andy and Beth Guinn
Allen and Kim Gump
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Gunstream, Jr.
Dot Guttery
Ken and Betty Haas
Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Hageman
Colleen Aycock Hager
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Hahneman
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Hajda
Frank and Geraline Hall
The Reverend Jeff Hall
Mrs. Howard C. Ham
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd L. Hamilton
Mildred Bryan Hamilton
John and Mary Hamm
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie W. Hampton
Betsy and Charles Harper
Glynn D and Sybil Harrell
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harrington
Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Harris
Mr. and Dr. Mark Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence F. Harrison
Mr. and Mrs. J. Dennis Hawk
John and Norma Hay
Mrs. J. R. Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hayward
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Hazard
Thurman and Syble Head
Robert and Vera Headrick
Dr. and Mrs. C. David Hearn
Ms. Cecilia Heiskell
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Henard
Ms. Susan L. Herrera
Dale and Arletta Herring
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hetherly
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Hicks
Ms. Kristen Hicks
Mr. and Mrs. Harry K. Hiers
Mr. Jack W. Highfill, Jr.
Dixie S. Hill
George and Nancy Hill
Mr. James G. Hill
Mrs. Susan Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Jot Hodges, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Shane Hogan
Joyce Holder
Dr. and Mrs. Bryan Holland
Mrs. Calva E. Holland
Jimmie Hollomon
Mr. and Mrs. Ben D. Honea
Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Hott
Bennie E. and Joyce Houghton
Mrs. Mary Jim House
Mrs. Duncan Howard
Lt. Colonel and Mrs. Lee R. Howard
Olyn Howser, Jr.
Tommie and Sylvia Wingo Huckabee
Jim and Janet Hudson
Paul and Joan Hudson
Robert and Lynn Huet
Mrs. J. W. Huff
Ms. Dorothy S. Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Huhn
David E. and Lynn W. Hunt
Jim and Margaret Ingram
Dr. and Mrs. Kerry Irons
Mildred and Bob Jackson
Mrs. Verna Mae Jackson
Grant Jacobs
Pat and Bill Jacobs
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Jacobson
Don A. and Virginia James
Reverend and Mrs. Al E. Jennings
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Johns
Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Johnson
Mr. John W. Johnson
Kemp and Kathryn Johnson
Derrell and Lu Jones
Hunter and Caroline Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Frank Jones
Lonnie L. Sr. and Derilda Ann Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Jones
Dr. and Mrs. William C. Jones
Ms. Sandra Joy
Dr. and Mrs. Clifton M. Julian
Wayne Keeling
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kelder
Mrs. Sam P. Kennedy
Ms. Rebecca A. Kent
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kenyon
Rusty and Elizabeth Ann Ketz
Gloria (Coca) Kimbrough
Jim and Terry King
Tim and Susan King and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kirby
Jim and Joy Kirby
Mrs. James Kisling
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Kitzman
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Knowles
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Krall
Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Krone
Mr. Rodney Krumnow
Sean and Whitney Laffere
Freddie Lair
Mary Jo Lanford
Harmon F. Langford
Marcheta Langford
Wanda Langston
Jim Pat and Sheryl Lankford
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Latham
Mary Elizabeth Lavender
Mrs. Martha Ann Lee
Reverend Dr. Ouida F. Lee
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Leonhard
Mrs. Cayward Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lineweaver
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Litherland
Mrs. Linda M. Little
John and Christina Lizaso
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Locke
Mrs. Marcia W. Lockwood
Bill and Ollie Loggins
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Lones
Duane and Roberta Long
James and Doris Long
Ms. Debbie Louder
Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Lowe
Colonel Raymond H. Lumry
Gary and Elaine Lundberg
Mr. Richard D. Lundberg
Annie Lyon
Mrs. Mitzi Maceo
Mrs. Myrtice Macomber
Jay and Kim Madden
Jim M. and Janny Gaisser Madden
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Madsen
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mallory
Billy and Barbara Marcum
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Marsh
John H. Marshall, Jr.
Charles and Julie Martin
Ms. Evelyn Martin
Mr. and Mrs. John U. Martin
Mrs. Marguerite F. Martin
D. L. and Kathy Martine
Ms. Tawn Marzahn
Ms. Estelle Massey
Mr. Wesley Masters
Mr. and Mrs. James Maxton
Martha Mayo
Ms. Chris E. Mayton
E. R. McAbee
Mrs. Jewel McAfee
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirk McCarter
Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. McClinton
Mrs. Elliot McClung
Mr. Edwin B. McDowell
Daylene McEathron
Daniel and Suzanne McElroy
Dr. and Mrs. Carl M. McGee
Mrs. Annette McGhee (Lewis)
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Mrs. Mavis McGowan and Family
Ms. Gloria Jackson McKinney
Mrs. Rebecca McMennamy
Dwight and Sara McMillan
Mr. Richard McMullen
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McNair
Mrs. Rebecca McPherson
Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Meador
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Merrill
Joe and Carolyn Merritt
Mr. David L. Mesloh
Mrs. C. P. Metcalf
Edith B. Mevis
Mr. Mark D. Meyer
Deborah Lynn Easterwood-Michals
John and Elaine Milam
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Millard
Ms. Edith M. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Jeral V. Miller
Mrs. Mary Miller
Michael and Ilene Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller
Elsie Millican
Manse and Ruth Millican
Mr. and Mrs. George Minear
Reverend Melanie L. and John Miner
Mrs. Hilda B. Mitchell
Mrs. J. T. (Maidelle) Mitchell
Ms. Vera G. Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Mitchum, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Mize
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Moffatt
Stan and Carol Morgan
Frances and Ralph Morgen
Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Moses
Richard and Rosemary Mueller
Allen and Jeanne Muncey
Phillip and Darlene Munden
Mrs. Delbert Murdoch
Vernie L. Neece
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. (Bob) Neely
Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Nelle
Colonel Ethel A. Nelson
Mrs. Thelma J. Newby
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Nichols, III
Mrs. Pat D. Nickels
Mrs. Nathalia S. Nixon
Dale and Joan Nordstrom
Mr. Abe Nungesser
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Oberleas
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Odom
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Odom
Mr. Doyle Ogle
Dr. and Mrs. J. Clayton Oliphint
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Oliver
Dr. Don and Mary Ann O’Neal
Reverend and Mrs. Harold Orr
Ms. Virginia E. Osborne
Reg and Amy Othold
Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Paine, Jr.
Mrs. Gloria Palmer
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Palmer
Jo Ann Pankey
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Parish
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Ms. Karin Partin
James and Cyndie Patrick
Rusty and Kim Patten
Mr. Charles E. Patterson
L. R. and Norma Patterson
Donna and Carl Paustian
Mrs. Ida B. Payne
Mrs. Shelby Peavy
Mrs. F. E. Peckenpaugh
Dr. Rex C. and Sandra Peebles
Mr. George F. Peisen
J. W. and Ruth Perry
Barbara and John Persefield
Margaret A. Peters, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Petri
Ms. Patty S. Pick
Mrs. LaRue S. Pittman
Carol and Jerry Pitts
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Platt
Mr. and Mrs. Omer F. Poorman
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Powell
Mr. and Mrs. Elzy Prater
Dr. and Mrs. J. Paul Price, Jr.
Billy and Linda Primrose
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Pritchard
Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. Pyburn
Reverend Klel Quesenberry
Reverend and Mrs. Henry Radde
Dr. and Mrs. L. W. Ralston
Norma Crouser Rathbun
Jerry and Mary Ratterree
Jewell Ratzlaff
Dr. and Mrs. Levon L. Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Reasonover,
Sr.
Harry Reed
Don and Mary Jean Reese
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Reinhardt,
Jr.
Mr. Robert W. Reinicke
Mr. and Mrs. David L. Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rhemann
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Rhodes
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Ripley
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Rist
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Roberts
Rick and Debbie Roberts
Sidney and Bobbie E. Roberts
Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Robertson
Mr. William L. Robinett
Mr. John R. Robinson, Jr.
Gary and Cheryl Rodgers
Ms. Kathryn T. Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Rogers
Charles and Sue Rominger
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Rounds
Eugene and Bettye Russell
Bishop and Mrs. John W. Russell
L. T. (Terry) Russell
Mrs. Norma Russell
Mr. Tom Rutherford
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sadler
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sadler
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert St. Clair
Gene and Jennell Sanders
Mr. Michael Sanders
Ernie and Frankie Schenk
Mrs. Robert C. Schlitt
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schmidt and
Family
Mrs. Mary Jo Angel Schneider
Mrs. Beverly S. Schroeder
Mrs. Norma Schwartzkopf
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Scott
Jet Seale
Mr. and Mrs. Grover L. Shade
Ray and Zerlina Shafer
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shaw
Herbert and Eris Shelton
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Shepherd
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Shepherd, III
Cary A. Shields
Ms. Eleanor Shult
Roy and Judy Simmons
Mary Lou Simms
Edward R. and Jo Anne M. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Loyal C. Smith
Rod and Shannon Smith
Fannie Smothermon
Reverend Jacqueline B. Snarr
Mr. James Snarr
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Soulen
Eugene D. Spangler
Mrs. Bobbie A. Sparks
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Spurlock
Carol Stafford
Mr. Walter E. Stallings, Jr.
Ms. Frances L. Standley
Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Stanley
Ms. Helen O. Stansbury
Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Stephens
Ms. Patsy E. Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. Billy H. Stewart
Mr. John D. Stewart
Zane and Susan Stites
Ms. Sally Stobaugh
Mrs. Jack Stout
Mrs. Louise Stracener
Donald and Josephine Strickland
Ms. Sylvia D. Stringer
Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. Stuart
Mrs. Millie H. Stuck
Johnny and Della Swaim
Frances and Thomas Swann
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Swartz
Charles and Gwen Swearengen
Mrs. D. L. O. Tafolla
Dr. and Mrs. Ken M. Talkington
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Tanner
Dr. and Mrs. William H. Tate
Ms. Dorothy L. Taylor
Mrs. Juanita M. Taylor
Kathy and Randy Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Taylor
Mr. Robert O. Taylor
Mrs. V. A. Taylor
Ms. Yvonne Taylor
Dr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Telle
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Terry
J. Elaine Tevebaugh
Mr. and Mrs. Page A. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Thomas
Mrs. Barbara Thompson
Murray and Susan Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Thompson
Mrs. Gloria Thornton
Ms. Judy J. Thornton
Betty Jo Thrash
Wanda M. Thrower
Mr. Paul R. Tiemann
Mrs. Mary E. Tomme
Armando and Margaret Torres
Richard and Wanda Townsend
W. Townsend, LCSW and
L. Townsend, RN, CS
Reverend and Mrs. Clifford Trotter
Mr. and Mrs. Philip P. Truax
Mrs. Doris Tuffly
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tuggle
Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Tumino
Mr. Steven D. Turman
Mandie and David Turner
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Turner
Mrs. H. E. Turrentine
Mr. and Mrs. Harold S. Tyler
Ms. Margaret L. Tyler
Ms. Laura L. Tynes
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ullrich
Mrs. Ida J. Underwood
Ms. Kay Uptmore
Emily Harper Van Metre
Mrs. Martha G. Vaughan
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Vaughan
Reverend and Mrs. J. Adalid
Verastegui
Mrs. Ruth VerHoef
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Vincent
Robert and Ginger Vitek
Larry and Helena Vivian
Andrew and Marjorie Vlasman
Mrs. Sybil L. Voigt
Mrs. Mary Siler Voss
Melvin and Nelda Walker
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Walker
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Wallace
C. R. and Eleanor Walters
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wantuch
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Warner
Mrs. Denise M. Warren
Dwain and Ann Warren
Mrs. Nell F. Warren
Cecil and Virginia Watlington
Ms. Carolyn S. Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Watson
Murray and Greta Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Brit Webb
Mr. Douglas M. Webb
Peggy and Edward Weise
Reverend and Mrs. Jim Welch
Mr. and Mrs. Erroll Wendland
Nancy Wesley
Sunshine
Mr. Rodney Wheeler
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wheeless
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Whitaker
Bob and Mildred White
Ed and Dora White
Mr. Frank W. White
Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. White
Mr. and Mrs. James E. White
Jeff White
Lloyd and Dorothy M. White
Bishop and Mrs. Max Whitfield
Vic and Terri Whitley
Mrs. L. J. Whitmeyer, Jr.
Mrs. Marie B. Wicklander
Mr. and Mrs. Keith R. Wienecke
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Wightman
Craig Wilbanks and Monty Kehl
Leo G. and Patsy R. Wilborn
Vernon and Linda Wild
Dr. and Mrs. Walter D. Wilkerson, Jr.
Mr. Tom Wilkinson, Jr.
Andy and Vanyelle Williams
Ms. Beverly K. Williams
Mrs. Marjorie R. Williams
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Williams
Ms. Carol W. Willis
Mr. J. M. Willson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wilpitz
Ms. Doris J. Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry G. Wilson
Jim and Phyllis Wilson
Mr. John D. Windham
Ms. Wanda W. Wingard
Mr. and Mrs. Foster J. Witthauer
Elvira and Walt Woelper
Steven and Lynn Wolford
Mr. and Mrs. Earl A. Wood
Lyn Story Wood
Ms. Ola Mae Wood
Ms. Doris G. Woods
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Woods, Jr.
Mr. John Woods
Dr. Robert and Reverend Barbara
Wordinger
Summer 2008
Dr. and Mrs. Clark D. Wotherspoon
David and Linda Wright
Ms. Shirley A. Wright
Mrs. Betty O. Yarbrough
Eddie and Valerie Yocham
Michael and Janis York
Dr. and Mrs. Fred M. Zachary
Brian and Laurie Zimmerman
Air Flow Filter Service, Waco, TX
Golden Eagles Camping Club,
Stockdale, TX
Reed’s Flowers, Waco, TX
West Masonic Lodge AF & AM,
No 475, Waco, TX
11th Hour Sunday School Class
First UMC, Plano, TX
A&M UMC Weekday School
A&M UMC, College Station, TX
Abigail Circle
First UMC, Salado, TX
Achievers Sunday School Class
Cedar Creek Lake UMC, Kemp,
TX
Adult Bible Class
Christ UMC, Farmers Branch, TX
Adventure Sunday School Class
First UMC, Azle, TX
Agape Sunday School Class
First UMC, Hurst, TX
Agape Sunday School Class
Kingwood UMC, Kingwood, TX
Age & Interest Sunday School Class
Stewart Memorial UMC,
Oakwood, TX
Ages and Stages Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Gladewater, TX
Aldersgate Sunday School Class
Schreiber Memorial UMC, Dallas,
TX
Aldersgate Sunday School Class
Spring Valley UMC, Dallas, TX
Alpha Bible Class
Wesley UMC, Greenville, TX
Annona Methodist Outreach
Annona UMC, Annona, TX
Apostles Sunday School Class
First UMC, Athens, TX
Asbury Sunday School Class
Dimmitt UMC, Dimmitt, TX
Baines Cathedral Sunday School
Class
St. Paul’s UMC, Houston, TX
Beacon Class
First UMC, Daingerfield, TX
Believing Hearts Class
First UMC, Hubbard, TX
Bible Buffs Sunday School Class
First UMC, Celina, TX
Bible Explorers Sunday School
First UMC, Arlington, TX
Bible Study Class
Sunset UMC, Pasadena, TX
Booster Class
First UMC, Mesquite, TX
Builders Sunday School Class
First UMC, Waxahachie, TX
Builders Sunday School Class
McLean UMC, McLean, TX
Baker Burns Sunday School Class
Arborlawn UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Bykota Class
Payne Springs UMC, Mabank, TX
Carter Circle
First UMC, Carthage, TX
Challenge Sunday School Class
St. Mark’s UMC, Marshall, TX
Challenger Sunday School Class
Gethsemane UMC, Houston, TX
Challengers Class
Bethany UMC, Houston, TX
Circuit Riders Class
First UMC, Graham, TX
Coffee Pot Class
Grace UMC, Sherman, TX
Contemporary Forum Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Georgetown, TX
Couples Class
First UMC, Pasadena, TX
Couples Sunday School Class
Floral Heights UMC, Wichita
Falls, TX
Covenant Class
First UMC, Missouri City, TX
Covenant Sunday School Class
First UMC, Waxahachie, TX
Crafty Cats
St. Paul’s UMC, Temple, TX
Creative Couples Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Day Group
First UMC, Carthage, TX
Disciples Sunday School Class
First UMC, Houston, TX
Discipleship Class
First UMC, Hurst, TX
Discovery Class
Bellaire UMC, Bellaire, TX
Discovery Class
First UMC, Athens, TX
Dorcas Saints Sunday School Class
Cogdell Memorial UMC, Waco,
TX
Downtown Men’s Bible Class
First UMC, Olney, TX
Durkee United Methodist Women
Durkee UMC, Houston, TX
Emmanuel Class
St. Luke’s UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Epworth Class
First UMC, Ennis, TX
Escalator Class
Seymour UMC, Seymour, TX
Faith Sunday School Class
Friona UMC, Friona, TX
Faith United Methodist Women
Faith UMC, Spring, TX
Faithful Followers Sunday School
Class
Deer Park UMC, Deer Park, TX
Fellowship Class
Crosbyton UMC, Crosbyton, TX
Fellowship Class
First UMC, Bay City, TX
Fellowship Class
First UMC, Burleson, TX
Fellowship Class
First UMC, Lampasas, TX
Fellowship Class
Pleasant Mound UMC, Dallas, TX
Fellowship Class
St. Philip’s UMC, Houston, TX
Fellowship Quilting Circle
Gordon UMC, Gordon, TX
Fellowship Sunday School Class
Manor UMC, Manor, TX
Fellowship Sunday School Class
Quanah UMC, Quanah, TX
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Fidelis Class
Westbury UMC, Houston, TX
Fidelis Sunday School Class
Central UMC, Brownwood, TX
Fidelis Sunday School Class
Deer Park UMC, Deer Park, TX
Fidelis Sunday School Class
First UMC, Cleburne, TX
Fidelis Sunday School Class
First UMC, Dumas, TX
Fidelis Sunday School Class
Richland Hills UMC, Richland
Hills, TX
Fidelis Sunday School Class
St. Mark UMC, Cleburne, TX
Fidelis Sunday School Class
Seagraves UMC, Seagraves, TX
Fidelity Sunday School Class
First UMC, Muleshoe, TX
First Light Sunday School Class
Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX
First United Methodist Men’s
Association
First UMC, Somerville, TX
Fishermen’s Class
Asbury UMC, Pasadena, TX
Friendship Adult Sunday School
St. Luke’s UMC, Beaumont, TX
Friendship Circle
Bellville UMC, Bellville, TX
Friendship Class
Chico Morris Memorial UMC,
Chico, TX
Friendship Class
First UMC, Normangee, TX
Friendship Class
Memorial Drive UMC, Houston,
TX
Friendship Class
St. Paul UMC, Hurst, TX
Friendship Sunday School Class
Tulia UMC, Tulia, TX
Genesis Partners Sunday School
Class
Arlington Heights UMC,
Fort Worth, TX
Genesis Sunday School Class
Clear Lake UMC, Houston, TX
Genesis Sunday School Class
First UMC, Hurst, TX
Gibson Sunday School Class
Bellaire UMC, Bellaire, TX
Gleaners Sunday School Class
First UMC, Burleson, TX
Goodrich Women’s Circle
First UMC, Goodrich, TX
Harmony Class
White Rock UMC, Dallas, TX
Harmony Sunday School Class
St. Luke’s UMC, Lubbock, TX
Helping Hand Class
Wesley UMC, Harlingen, TX
Helping Hands Circle
Brownsboro UMC, Brownsboro,
TX
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Helping Hands Circle
First UMC, Moody, TX
High Questors Sunday School Class
First UMC, Graham, TX
Homebuilders Bible Class
First UMC, McGregor, TX
Horizon Sunday School Class
Wesley UMC, Greenville, TX
Inquirer’s Sunday School Class
Kingswood UMC, Clovis, NM
J.O.Y. Sunday School Class
First UMC, San Marcos, TX
Jesus’ Side Kicks Class
Faith UMC, Vernon, TX
Jolly Elders Sunday School Class
Shamrock UMC, Shamrock, TX
Journey Sunday School Class
Floral Heights UMC,
Wichita Falls, TX
Joy Friendship Sunday School Class
Dimmitt UMC, Dimmitt, TX
Joy Sunday School Class
Bellville UMC, Bellville, TX
Joy Sunday School Class
Christ Church UMC
The Woodlands, TX
Joy Sunday School Class
St. Mark’s UMC, Marshall, TX
Keystone Class
First UMC, Wichita Falls, TX
Keystone Sunday School Class
First UMC, Weatherford, TX
Kum Duble Class
First UMC, Graham, TX
Ladies Study Group
Kosse UMC, Kosse, TX
Lee Bible Class
Spring Woods UMC, Houston, TX
A. D. Lemons Sunday School Class
First UMC, Henderson, TX
Life Two Gethers
Polk Street UMC, Amarillo, TX
Lura Harrison Sunday School Class
Frost UMC, Frost, TX
Men’s Sunday School Class
Christoval UMC, Christoval, TX
Merle Anthony Bible Class
Floral Heights UMC, Wichita
Falls, TX
Methodist Men’s Class
First UMC, De Kalb, TX
Methodist Men’s Club
First UMC, Navasota, TX
Methodist Men’s Prayer Group
First UMC, Temple, TX
Methodist Sunshine Class
Linden UMC, Linden, TX
Mills - Alderdice Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Midlothian, TX
Morning Doves
First UMC, San Marcos, TX
New Beginnings Class
First UMC, Graham, TX
New Beginnings Sunday School Class
First UMC, Waco, TX
New Horizon Sunday School Class
First UMC, Mt. Vernon, TX
New Horizons Sunday School Class
First UMC, Duncanville, TX
New Spirit Sunday School Class
Good Shepherd UMC, Cypress,
TX
Olidean Babb Class
Edom UMC, Brownsboro, TX
One With Others Sunday School
Class
Arborlawn UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Open Door Class
First UMC, Grapevine, TX
Open Door Class
First UMC, Plainview, TX
Open Door Sunday School Class
First UMC, Nacogdoches, TX
Pairs & Spares Class
Garrison UMC, Garrison, TX
Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class
Dimmitt UMC, Dimmitt, TX
Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class
First UMC, Granbury, TX
Partners Class
First UMC, Midland, TX
Pathfinder Class
First UMC, Glen Rose, TX
Pathfinder Sunday School Class
Austin Avenue UMC, Waco, TX
Pathfinders Sunday School Class
Quanah UMC, Quanah, TX
Philathea Sunday School Class
First UMC, Big Spring, TX
Questor’s Sunday School Class
First UMC, Lamesa, TX
Questors Class
Friona UMC, Friona, TX
Quillian Class
First UMC, Houston, TX
Ramous Sunday School Class
First UMC, Center, TX
Rebecca Circle
First UMC, Hewitt, TX
Searchers Class
Fair Haven UMC, Houston, TX
Searchers Sunday School Class
Bethany UMC, Austin, TX
Searchers Sunday School Class
Cedar Bayou UMC, Baytown, TX
Seekers Class
Sunset UMC, Pasadena, TX
Seekers Class of Bellaire
Bellaire UMC, Bellaire, TX
Senior Adult Class
First UMC, Big Spring, TX
Senior High Sunday School Class
Friona UMC, Friona, TX
Servitors Class
First UMC, Burleson, TX
Single Friends Sunday School Class
First UMC, Hurst, TX
Sojourners Sunday School Class
Albany UMC, Albany, TX
Sunday Scholars Class
First UMC, Hillsboro, TX
Sunshine Class
First UMC, Katy, TX
Sunshine Class
Onalaska UMC, Onalaska, TX
Team Mates Class
First UMC, Carthage, TX
Sunshine
The Friendly Class
Bascom UMC, Arp, TX
The Seekers Sunday School Class
St. Luke’s UMC, Kilgore, TX
Tinney Chapel Ladies Group
Tinney Chapel UMC, Winnsboro,
TX
United Disciples Sunday School
Class
Bear Creek UMC, Houston, TX
United Methodist Men
Arborlawn UMC, Fort Worth, TX
United Methodist Men
First UMC, Brenham, TX
United Methodist Men
First UMC, Lake Jackson, TX
United Methodist Men
First UMC, Lampasas, TX
United Methodist Men
Northern Hills UMC,
San Antonio, TX
United Methodist Men
Pidcoke UMC, Gatesville, TX
United Methodist Men
St. Mark’s UMC, Marshall, TX
United Methodist Men’s Club
First UMC, Goodrich, TX
United Methodist Women
Arapaho UMC, Richardson, TX
United Methodist Women
Bandera UMC, Pipe Creek, TX
United Methodist Women
Bells UMC, Bells, TX
United Methodist Women
Bracken UMC, San Antonio, TX
United Methodist Women
Canyon UMC, Lubbock, TX
United Methodist Women
Cedar Creek Lake UMC, Kemp,
TX
United Methodist Women
Cedar Creek UMC, Cedar Creek,
TX
United Methodist Women
China Spring UMC, Eddy, TX
United Methodist Women
Christ UMC, Farmers Branch, TX
United Methodist Women
Crosbyton UMC, Crosbyton, TX
United Methodist Women
Edom UMC, Ben Wheeler, TX
United Methodist Women
Elysian Fields/Bethel UMC,
Elysian Fields, TX
United Methodist Women
Epworth UMC, Arlington, TX
United Methodist Women
Everman UMC, Burleson, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Brady, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Breckenridge, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Cameron, TX
Summer 2008
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Commerce, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Daingerfield, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, De Kalb, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Duncanville, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Eunice, NM
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Fulshear, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Glen Rose, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Grand Prairie, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Lovelady, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Lufkin, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Plano, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Rocksprings, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Royse City, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Sealy, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Spur, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Sweeny, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Trinity, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Willis, TX
United Methodist Women
First UMC, Wortham, TX
United Methodist Women
Groesbeck UMC, Groesbeck, TX
United Methodist Women
Gruver UMC, Gruver, TX
United Methodist Women
Hamilton UMC, Hamilton, TX
United Methodist Women
Holder’s Chapel UMC,
Weatherford, TX
United Methodist Women
Iredell UMC, Iredell, TX
United Methodist Women
Knox City UMC, Knox City, TX
United Methodist Women
Lake Houston UMC, Huffman, TX
United Methodist Women
Lorena UMC, Lorena, TX
United Methodist Women
Mabank UMC, Mabank, TX
United Methodist Women
McLean UMC, McLean, TX
United Methodist Women
Medina Valley UMC, Castroville,
TX
United Methodist Women
Miami UMC, Miami, TX
United Methodist Women
Mt. Vernon UMC, Frankston, TX
United Methodist Women
Ore City UMC, Ore City, TX
United Methodist Women
Pattison UMC, Pattison, TX
United Methodist Women
Payne Springs UMC, Eustace, TX
United Methodist Women
Peralta Memorial UMC, Peralta,
NM
United Methodist Women
Red Lick UMC, Texarkana, TX
United Methodist Women
Ridgewood Park UMC, Dallas, TX
United Methodist Women
St. Andrew UMC, Plano, TX
United Methodist Women
St. Mark’s UMC, Mesquite, TX
United Methodist Women
St. Paul UMC, Amarillo, TX
United Methodist Women
St. Paul UMC, Hurst, TX
United Methodist Women
St. Paul’s UMC, Bay City, TX
United Methodist Women
St. Philip’s UMC, Garland, TX
United Methodist Women
Seymour UMC, Seymour, TX
United Methodist Women
Spearman UMC, Spearman, TX
United Methodist Women
Sunset UMC, Pasadena, TX
United Methodist Women
Tobin Park UMC, El Paso, TX
United Methodist Women
Van UMC, Van, TX
United Methodist Women
John Wesley UMC, Houston, TX
United Methodist Women
Wesley UMC, Corpus Christi, TX
United Methodist Women
Wesley UMC, Hereford, TX
United Methodist Women
Wesley UMC, Marshall, TX
United Methodist Women
Wheeler UMC, Wheeler, TX
United Methodist Women Bertha Circle
Industry UMC, Industry, TX
United Methodist Women Love Circle
First UMC, Grapeland, TX
United Methodist Women Mary Rachel Circle
Perryton UMC, Perryton, TX
United Methodist Women Morning Glory Unit
Lakeway UMC, Pottsboro, TX
United Methodist Women Prayer And Share
First UMC, Midlothian, TX
United Methodist Women Wesleyan Circle
Miami UMC, Miami, TX
United Methodist Youth Fund
Burkburnett UMC, Burkburnett,
TX
Unity Sunday School Class
First UMC, Marshall, TX
Upper Room Class
Central UMC, Brownwood, TX
Upper Room Sunday School Class
First UMC, Gatesville, TX
Vanguard II Sunday School Class
First UMC, Plano, TX
Verse by Verse Class
Lanes Chapel UMC, Tyler, TX
Victory Bible Class
First UMC, Brownwood, TX
Victory Sunday School Class
Hico UMC, Hico, TX
Votaries Class
First UMC, Mesquite, TX
Voyagers Class
Westbury UMC, Houston, TX
W.W.Y.O. Sunday School Class
First UMC, Hillsboro, TX
Wednesday Morning Men’s Prayer
Breakfast
Tennison Memorial UMC,
Mount Pleasant, TX
Wesley Bible Class
First UMC, Temple, TX
Wesley Bible Sunday School Class
First UMC, Frisco, TX
Wesley Class
First UMC, Canton, TX
Wesley Fellowship Class
First UMC, El Campo, TX
Wesley Fellowship Class
First UMC, La Marque, TX
Wesley Fellowship Class
Highland Heights UMC,
Sweetwater, TX
Wesley Fellowship Class
Paducah UMC, Paducah, TX
Wesley Gleaners Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Madisonville, TX
Wesley Progressors Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Arlington, TX
Wesley Sunday School Class
First UMC, Mansfield, TX
Wesley Sunday School Class
Grace UMC, Copperas Cove, TX
Wesley Sunday School Class
Shallowater UMC, Shallowater, TX
Wesleyan Class
Jefferson UMC, San Antonio, TX
Wesley-Griffin Sunday School Class
St. Luke’s UMC, Kilgore, TX
Willing Workers Sunday School
Class
First UMC, Muleshoe, TX
Winmore Sunday School Class
Winterfield UMC, Longview, TX
Win-Some Class
First UMC, Wichita Falls, TX
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Women in the Word
First UMC, Humble, TX
Women of Wesley
Wesley UMC, Wichita Falls, TX
Women To Women Sunday School
Class
First UMC, DeSoto, TX
Women’s Group
Falvey Memorial UMC, Wells, TX
Buddy Wood Class
First UMC, Midland, TX
Worldwide Sunday School Class
Park Place UMC, Houston, TX
Young Crusaders Class
Chico Morris Memorial UMC,
Chico, TX
Zumwalt Bible Class
Tobin Park UMC, El Paso, TX
Ackerly UMC, Ackerly, TX
Agape Memorial UMC, Dallas, TX
Agape UMC, Lubbock, TX
Aldersgate UMC, Arlington, TX
Aldersgate UMC, Carrollton, TX
Almeda UMC, Houston, TX
Arlington Heights UMC, Fort Worth,
TX
Asbury UMC, Odessa, TX
Avery UMC, Avery, TX
Bellaire UMC, Bellaire, TX
Belmont UMC, Cost, TX
Benbrook UMC, Benbrook, TX
Bernalillo UMC, Bernalillo, NM
Bethany UMC, San Antonio, TX
Bethel UMC, Moriarty, NM
Birthright UMC, Sulphur Springs,
TX
Blanket UMC, Comanche, TX
Blue Mound UMC, Sanger, TX
Bridges Chapel UMC, Mount
Pleasant, TX
Bruceville Eddy UMC, Bruceville,
TX
Burkburnett UMC, Burkburnett, TX
Cahill UMC, Granbury, TX
Canyon UMC, Canyon, TX
Carlisle UMC, Henderson, TX
Cedar Hill UMC, Cedar Hill, TX
Central UMC, Brownwood, TX
Chico Morris Memorial UMC, Chico,
TX
Christ UMC, Farmers Branch, TX
Christoval UMC, Christoval, TX
Comanche UMC, Comanche, TX
Cooper UMC, Cooper, TX
Copeville UMC, Plano, TX
Cornerstone UMC, Garland, TX
Covenant Fellowship Church,
Amarillo, TX
Covenant UMC, Austin, TX
Cranfills Gap UMC, Iredell, TX
Creekwood Fellowship UMC, Plano,
TX
Crosbyton UMC, Crosbyton, TX
Deer Park UMC, Deer Park, TX
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Deport UMC, Deport, TX
Discovery UMC, Hutto, TX
Dorn Chapel UMC, Colorado City, TX
Eagle Lake UMC, Eagle Lake, TX
Earth UMC, Earth, TX
El Buen Pastor UMC, Edinburg, TX
Emanu-El UMC, Dallas, TX
Epworth UMC, San Antonio, TX
Estancia UMC, Estancia, NM
Eustace UMC, Eustace, TX
Eylau UMC, Texarkana, TX
Faith UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Faith UMC, Vernon, TX
Farris Chapel UMC, Huntsville, TX
Fashing UMC, San Antonio, TX
First UMC, Alvarado, TX
First UMC, Atlanta, TX
First UMC, Bay City, TX
First UMC, Bishop, TX
First UMC, Borger, TX
First UMC, Brady, TX
First UMC, Breckenridge, TX
First UMC, Canton, TX
First UMC, Daingerfield, TX
First UMC, Dayton, TX
First UMC, Denton, TX
First UMC, DeSoto, TX
First UMC, El Campo, TX
First UMC, Elkhart, TX
First UMC, Euless, TX
First UMC, Ferris, TX
First UMC, Gatesville, TX
First UMC, Goldthwaite, TX
First UMC, Goodrich, TX
First UMC, Hallettsville, TX
First UMC, Hallsville, TX
First UMC, Hempstead, TX
First UMC, Hereford, TX
First UMC, Hobbs, NM
First UMC, La Grange, TX
First UMC, La Porte, TX
First UMC, Leona, TX
First UMC, Liberty, TX
First UMC, Malakoff, TX
First UMC, Marfa, TX
First UMC, Mason, TX
First UMC, Meridian, TX
First UMC, Mineola, TX
First UMC, Normangee, TX
First UMC, Olney, TX
First UMC, Pampa, TX
First UMC, Pecos, TX
First UMC, Pflugerville, TX
First UMC, Port Arthur, TX
First UMC, Roswell, NM
First UMC, Silver City, NM
First UMC, Sinton, TX
First UMC, Springer, NM
First UMC, Stephenville, TX
First UMC, Uvalde, TX
First UMC, Waller, TX
Foundation UMC at Lakewood,
Temple, TX
Fredericksburg UMC,
Fredericksburg, TX
Fritch UMC, Fritch, TX
Galena Park UMC, Galena Park, TX
Genesis UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Geneva UMC, San Augustine, TX
Grace UMC, Sherman, TX
Grand Saline UMC, Grand Saline,
TX
Green’s Creek UMC, Dublin, TX
Handley UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Harleton UMC, Longview, TX
Harmony UMC, Longview, TX
Highland Terrace UMC,
San Antonio, TX
Highlands UMC, Highlands, TX
Hilda UMC, Castell, TX
Holly Springs UMC, Canton, TX
Homer UMC, Jasper, TX
Homer UMC, Lufkin, TX
Iredell UMC, Iredell, TX
Jayton UMC, Aspermont, TX
Kempner UMC, Kempner, TX
Kingswood UMC, Clovis, NM
Kirvin UMC, Kirvin, TX
Knox City UMC, Knox City, TX
Kopperl UMC, Kopperl, TX
La Pryor UMC, Crystal City, TX
Lake Ridge UMC, Lubbock, TX
Lake Shore UMC, Waco, TX
Lakeside UMC, Streetman, TX
Lantham UMC - Jonesboro Parish,
Temple, TX
Laurel Heights UMC, San Antonio,
TX
Leakey UMC, Leakey, TX
Lexington UMC, Lexington, TX
Liberty Hill UMC, Grapeland, TX
Liberty Hill UMC, Liberty Hill, TX
Loraine UMC, Loraine, TX
Lorena UMC, Lorena, TX
Margaret UMC, Crowell, TX
Matagorda UMC, Matagorda, TX
Medina Valley UMC, Castroville, TX
Meier Settlement UMC, Hewitt, TX
Memorial UMC, Austin, TX
Mesa View UMC, Albuquerque, NM
Millican UMC, Huntsville, TX
Moody Memorial UMC, Galveston,
TX
Moore Memorial UMC, Oakwood, TX
Morton Chapel, De Leon, TX
Mount Vernon UMC, Houston, TX
Muldoon UMC, Flatonia, TX
Naples UMC, Naples, TX
New Hope UMC, Brownsboro, TX
New London UMC, New London, TX
North Birdwell Lane UMC,
Big Spring, TX
Oak Hill UMC, Austin, TX
Oakwood UMC, Lubbock, TX
Olton UMC, Olton, TX
Paige UMC, Giddings, TX
Payne Springs UMC, Mabank, TX
Perritte Memorial UMC,
Nacogdoches, TX
Perry UMC, Riesel, TX
Pidcoke UMC, Kempner, TX
Pierces Chapel UMC, Jacksonville,
TX
Polytechnic UMC, Fort Worth, TX
Poolville UMC, Poolville, TX
Preston Hollow UMC, Dallas, TX
Quanah UMC, Quanah, TX
Red Bayou UMC, New Boston, TX
Rio Vista UMC, Rio Vista, TX
Riverside UMC, Riverside, TX
Rock Hill UMC, Joinerville, TX
Saint Jo UMC, Saint Jo, TX
St. Andrew UMC, Mount Pleasant,
TX
St. Andrew’s UMC, Killeen, TX
St. Barnabas UMC, Arlington, TX
St. James UMC, Temple, TX
St. John UMC, Port Arthur, TX
St. Jude UMC, Houston, TX
St. Luke UMC, El Paso, TX
St. Mark’s UMC (Pecore), Houston,
TX
St. Paul’s UMC, Albuquerque, NM
St. Paul’s UMC, Bay City, TX
St. Paul’s UMC, Baytown, TX
St. Paul’s UMC, Las Cruces, NM
Salem Kinser UMC, Greenville, TX
Shiro UMC, Shiro, TX
Simpson Campground UMC,
Wooden, TX
Sneed Memorial UMC, Calvert, TX
Spring Creek UMC, Gainesville, TX
Spring Woods UMC, Houston, TX
Stephenville Oakdale UMC,
Stephenville, TX
Temple Hall UMC, Granbury, TX
Thompsonville UMC, Waelder, TX
Thrall UMC, Taylor, TX
Tira UMC, Paris, TX
Toyah UMC, Pecos, TX
Trawick UMC, Cushing, TX
Trinity First UMC, El Paso, TX
Trinity UMC, San Antonio, TX
Umphress Road UMC, Dallas, TX
Utopia UMC, Utopia, TX
Virginia Point UMC, Denison, TX
Vista Ysletta UMC, El Paso, TX
Waelder UMC, Waelder, TX
Waples UMC, Granbury, TX
Warren UMC, Kountze, TX
John Wesley UMC, Houston, TX
West New Hope UMC,
Mount Pleasant, TX
West UMC, West, TX
Westbrook UMC, Midland, TX
Western Hills UMC, El Paso, TX
White Rock UMC, Dallas, TX
Williams Chapel UMC, Avery, TX
Wilson Chapel UMC, Kaufman, TX
Winterfield UMC, Longview, TX
Sunshine
Memorial Gifts
The following gifts were received from January 2008 to April 2008.
Memorials
Virginia Ables
Mrs. Agnes L. Smith
Edwina Adams
James and Jeanne Blackwell
Veneta Adams
James, Sandra, Tonya and David
Pendergrass
Babs Allison
Ed and Dora White
Carol Ambrose
Peter and Flossie Gibson
Gus ‘Pokey’ Anderson
The Steve Almquist Family
Mrs. Velma Anderson
Dr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Young
Dorothy Jean Angelone
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Herlong
Dorothy Maye Atkins
J. Noble and Dorothy Atkins
Mrs. Mary Attkison
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Luetge
Dr. Bob Austin
Hunter and Totsy Cunningham
Georgia Holt Baker
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
Mrs. Peggy W. Barker
Mrs. W. Carter Grinstead, Jr.
Suzanne Rowe Roane
Fred O. Barney, Sr.
Winston and Elizabeth Barney
Howard and Doris Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Sanders
Ms. Juana Saucedo
David and Marilyn Voorhies
William D. and Mary L. Barney
Winston and Elizabeth Barney
Thomas H. Barwise
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon E. Kohlman
Martha and Ronal Batten
Sandra Roth
R. E. Batton, Sr.
Ms. Naomi L. Batten
Robert Lewis Baxter
Mr. Blake Moore
Wilma Lee Beck
John and LaNelle Farris
Linda Bennett
Beverly, Donna, Cindy, Terry and
Rick Butkowski
Evelyn Chlorene Collier Biggs
James and Jeanne Blackwell
Thurman Blackburn
The Charles Stephenson Family
Colonel Ron Blake
Mac and Nora McMahan
Mrs. Margaret King Blanch
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dowell
Dr. Brent Blonkvist
Dr. Joe and Ann Horn
Virginia Holt Boggan
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
Esther Bond
The Steve Almquist Family
Robert Bone
Judge and Mrs. Richard Davis
Earlyne R. Bowers
Mrs. Eloise N. Philp
Summer 2008
Ann Harrison Bowman
Mary Elenor Bokor
Bud and Martha Harrison
Patricia Brimhall
Steve and Meda Beaird
Paula Brinkley
Mr. and Mrs. David C. Brinkley
Fay Brock
Jim and Joy Kirby
J. W. Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. Orn G. Brooks
Larry Brown
Nora M. McMahan
Marion L. Brown
Leslie and Candyce Mallonee
Marjorie Brown
Mrs. Kerby H. Edwards
T. W. Brumett
Cotton and Marion Spurgin
Helen Bruton
Mr. Victor J. Schweers
Mr. John Alden Bumstead
Mrs. W. Carter Grinstead, Jr.
Treacy Burch
Larry and Betsy Pennington
Ruby Holt Burris
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
Ann Busby’s Mother
The Charles Stephenson Family
Florence ‘Sandy’ Bush
George and Ruth Erickson
Ray and Beverly Fox
Tom and Patsy Leidich
John and Virginia Lewis
Ms. Betty W. Wallace
Rosina Callihan
Mr. David Callihan
Prudie Hodge Capps
John and Pat Barton
Jerry Noel Carmicle
Dr. Linda and Jerrel Carmicle
John and Ida Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Carpenter
Robert and Rubye Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Carpenter
Mary Frank Carter
Dale and Sissy Boyd
Robert E. Caruthers
Ms. Linda M. Caruthers
Bettie Casey
Carolyn Ferguson and Family
Mrs. Brownie Chase
Ran, Chris and Evelyn Newman
Dr. J. Harold Cheek
Nora M. McMahan
Evelyn Woodlock Childers
James and Laura Milam
Timothy and Joyce Woodlock
Jay Childers
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Watkins
Bill Chumbley
Ed and Kay Buie
Don Ciesielski
Mrs. Barbara J. Cole
Joel Frank Clements
Mr. Blake Moore
Althea Fourmigue Cline
Mrs. Frank Fourmigue
Suzanne Fourmigue
Mr. Richard Lee Cole
Mrs. Barbara J. Cole
Glen Conatser
K. W. and Shyrle Hill
Wilma Crawford
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Orr, Jr.
Carl Crouch
Craig and Jan Jaynes
Elton Culpepper
Margaret A. Hill
Joe Bruce Cunningham
Wilbur and Donnita Cunningham
Clyde Patrick Curtin
General Board of Church and
Society
Washington, DC
U.S. Customs and Border
Protection; Department of
Homeland Security
Personnel Research and
Assessment Division
Alexandria, VA
Allen and Lynn Beaird
Ms. Mary Jo Beaird
Melanie and Matt Capobianco
Rebecca, Clay and Zoe Hobson
Ms. Shirley Keeney
Tim and Cindy McGonigle
Larry and Rachael Miller
Ms. Nancy Nisbett
Cliff Steger - UMC/GBCS Board
Member
Gladys Hancock Senter Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Patton
Mrs. Sandra L. Wallace
Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Wallace
William DeBerry
Charles Huffman
Eddie Doucet
Mrs. Pat Ford Denman
Bettye Dunbar
Mr. David H. Dunbar
Billy Earl
Dr. Don and Dee Craig
John and Elaine Milam
Alicia Easterwood
Mr. John Easterwood
Harriett Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Watkins
Katherine Edwards
Ms. Gwendolyn O’Brien
Don and Bobbie Ellis’s Daughter
Dr. Dan and Edith Craig
James Emanuel
Ms. Peggy C. Price
E. Jean English
Anonymous
Eulyn Enzenbacher
Mrs. Charlene Schuller
Lue Ethridge
Tony and Rita Staton
Dick Fanning
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Orr, Jr.
Robert Scott Farris
John and LaNelle Farris
Holly Bowsher Ferguson
Helen Pace Wardlaw
Dorothy Ferguson
Billy and Mildred Laughlin
Altha Fluker
United Methodist Women
First UMC – Corsicana
Corsicana, TX
DiAnne Flynn
Jeff and Marian ‘MacDonald’
Hunt
Peggy Flynn
United Methodist Women
First UMC – Corsicana
Corsicana, TX
Robert Flynt
James and Laura Milam
Richard P. Focht
Mrs. Hazel F. Jackson
Bozo Foster
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Watkins
Grace B. Foster
Mr. Jason S. Wegener
Elizabeth Weafer Fowler
Catalina Condo By The Sea
The Board of Directors and
Council of Co-Owners
Corpus Christi, TX
Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W.
Caldwell, TX
Tate Moerer and King, L.L.P.
Richmond, TX
Bob Blodgett
Betty and Jack Bloomfield
Ed and Donna Eisele
Frances S. Engelbrecht
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Fowler
Bryan and Brad Fruth
Jeff Hudson
Jeff and Sarah Hunt and Boys
Ms. Marianne Jones
Scott and Carol Oberhaus
Mrs. O. L. Pate
Mary and Ivan Pierce
The Steve Wilkinson Family
Ms. Barbara Wilson
Bill and Nancy Glick Wood
Minnie Galloway
Sharon E. Moore
Robin Raesz
Richard J. Garrison
D. L. O. Tafallo
Charles and Juanita Gerald
John and Pat Tausch
John R. and Clara A. Gillham
Ms. Beth Gillham
Ruth Gordon
Mr. Blake Moore
Sheryl Gray
Carolyn D Hall
Willie Gene Green
Ms. Nelda R. Hardin
Jack I. Gronberg
Hunter and Totsy Cunningham
Dorothy Gunstream
Martha and Charles Andersen
John and Marian Augustine
Gus Bowden
Anne Clancy
Pat and Montyne Clayton
Dr. and Mrs. Jack K. Daniels
Evelyn Dawson
Jeanette and Bill Pickard
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A
Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Honor of
Eugene and Joyce Spencer
given by
The Doris Stevens’ Family,
Jeff and Kim Mehan,
Chris and Nicola Mehan,
Michael and Katya Mehan,
and David and Julie Mehan
A
Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Honor of
My Family
by
Mrs. Madelyn Porter
Iredell, TX
A
Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Honor of
Helen and Ed Black’s
50th Wedding Anniversary
by
The Shipleys
Heath, TX
A
Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Honor of
Mary Hamilton and
Diane Webb Miller
by
The Britt Webb Family
Marfa, TX
A
Six Hundred Twenty Five Dollar
Endowment gift
in Honor of
Reverend June White’s Birthday
by
First UMC - Palacios
Palacios, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Honor of
Reverend Ben Bohmfalk’s
101st Birthday
by
Betty and Allan Fink
Cost, TX
An
Endowment gift
in Honor of
Bradley and Jan Boyd
by
Evalyn Roberts
Lamesa, TX
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Sharon F. Rhatigan
Van and Patti Willey
Virginia Hale
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Orr, Jr.
Myron Hallmark
Steve, Rita, Logan and Melissa
Yeats
Mary Harris Hamilton
James and Laura Milam
Hayes and Julie Mitchell
The Brit Webb Family
Laura Jeanette Hammac
Kathy White Miller and Family
Edwin and Gladys Hammonds
Mrs. Eddie L. Weise
Carol Hampton
Rick and Melinda Gaddis
Mark Harbert
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Orr, Jr.
Myrtle Hargrove
Reba Johns
Mrs. Charlene Harless
Dr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Young
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby E. Harris
Vernon A Harrison
Eva Harrison
Mike, Loya Harrison Cobb and
Skyes Cobb
Stan and Melanie Harrison
Jeanne L. Najorka
Salley Hassell
Kaleidoscope Sunday School
Class
St. Mark’s UMC
Mesquite, TX
Georgeann Healer
Ernest and Mary Cadenhead
Polly Heath
Kenny and Marylin Taylor
Mrs. Leona Heldberg
Harvey and Willie Mae
Beckendorf
Pamela Hewett
Ms. Alleen Burkholder
John Matthew Higgins
Larry and Judy Grisham
Mrs. Janie Hill
Dr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Young
Richard Hill
Peggy P. Crozier
Louise Hilley
Wanda, K. D. and Rocky Hestes
Ms. Edna Hitt
Durkee United Methodist Women
Durkee UMC - Houston
Houston, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Holden
Virginia and John Merrill
Joe Hollingsworth
Peter and Flossie Gibson
Luther A. Holt
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
Marshall Holt
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
Roy D. Holt
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
T. M. Hooper
Ms. Reba Weesner
Mr. Robert Hornak
Mrs. Barbara J. Cole
Irene Horton
Craig and Jan Jaynes
Mrs. Nadine House
Mac and Nora McMahan
Mrs. Wanzie White Houston
D. L. O. Tafallo
Fannie Jo Howard
Barbara and John Persefield
Ms. Jackie Persefield
Jane and Jud Stephens
Willie Faye Howell
Jack and Joyce Bradley
Mrs. Molly Huffman
First UMC – Lockney
Lockney, TX
Marantha Sunday School Class
First UMC - Lockney
South Plains, TX
Bill and Faye Chapman
Lee and Gaye Nell Fraser
Bobby and Linda Gilliam
Roy and Bev Howard
Jerry and Dani Johnson
Wanda Lunn
Jeane McMillan
Trey and Karen Oakley
Ms. Kirsten Pasha
Mr. and Mrs. Hansel Sanders
Paul and Gayle Schacht
Ms. Margaret Schacht
Arthur and Nell Shur
Cheryl and Eddie Teeter
Betsy Inglish
Peter and Flossie Gibson
Mike Isbell
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Orr, Jr.
Charlcie Ishael
Ken and Betty Vowell
Cindy Ivy’s Husband
Margaret Briley
Dr. Ted Jacobson
J. L. and Freda Beckham
Taylor Jobe
Ms. Martha Lansdale
Mrs. Marie Johnson
John and Lynne Justice
Thurman Harley Johnson
Don and Frankie Hendley
Cecil Jones
John and LaNelle Farris
Fleming Jones
Explorer Sunday School Class
St. Paul UMC - Hurst
Hurst, TX
Shannon Kasper
Ron and Carol Cunningham
Letha Keathley
United Methodist Women
First UMC – Corsicana
Corsicana, TX
J. H. Kenesson, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hastings
Trent Kennedy
Charles and Tommye Jo Clark
Mrs. Darby Kerr
Ran, Chris and Evelyn Newman
Cathy Kirwin
Beverly and Leland Walters
Ola Mae Klepper
Mrs. Agnes L. Smith
Annie Ruth Koch
Jerry Duncan
Gregory Allan Lail
Mr. Blake Moore
Zelma Holt Lancaster
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
A. B. Leonard
Peggy P. Crozier
Rebecca Gerrard Liberman
Mrs. Wava C. Hayes
Mr. William Henry Lightsey
Lonnie L., Sr. and Derilda Ann
Jones
M. O. Lilly
Peggy P. Crozier
Charles Lipsey
Mr. Larry Payne
Clara ‘Dutch’ Lock
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Lilly
Tonie Lorette
United Methodist Women
First UMC - Corsicana
Corsicana, TX
Raymond Lott
Mrs. Bobbie Muhlinghause
Joyce Woodlock Lumpkin
James and Laura Milam
Timothy and Joyce Woodlock
Doris Zweifel Luton
Hill and Company
Colleyville, TX
Myrle Manhart
Mrs. Pat Ford Denman
Bruce and Patsy Pruett
Brian K. Marak
Mrs. J. S. Coupland
E. Forrest Martindale
Bill, Shari and Stephanie Jennings
Walter and Myril Matthys
Art and Carla Burchard
Frankie Grace McAnear
Margaret A. Hill
Fred and Lucille McCleskey
Mr. John McCleskey
Melvin O. McCommas
James and Laura Milam
Timothy and Joyce Woodlock
Mabel McDaniel
Phillip W. Jones
Newell McDonald
Mr. and Mrs. J. McCartney
Arthur and Esther McGaughey
Don and Faye Railsback
Sidney J. McLaughlin
Mr. and Mrs. Max Anderson
Andrew McMahan’s Birthday
Carl and Toni Strukely
Alice McMenamy
K. W. and Shyrle Hill
Mrs. Aline Mecke
Mr. Michael B. Mecke
Joe Lee Meneley
Laura Lutek
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Merrill
Virginia and John Merrill
W. A. Middleton
Billy and Mildred Laughlin
Jack N. Miller
Ms. Ina K. Miller
Mrs. Joyce Smith Miller
Ms. Ina K. Miller
Mr. Michael Frederic Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Patton
The Charles E. Wallace Family
Sandra L. Wallace
Mike Miller
Craig and Jan Jaynes
Mrs. Doris Leak
Mrs. Jo Ann Minshew
Bobby and Linda Gilliam
Trey and Karen Oakley
Ann Laxson Moeller
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Laxson
Sunshine
Ms. Virginia A. Laxson
Marburt Moffett
Mrs. Codell Bass
Lila Katherine Monroe
Tom and Lila Hoobler
Norman Montgomery
Ralph and Bobbie Detwiler
Milton Moore
John and LaNelle Farris
Frances Ellen Morgen
Ms. Gloria W. Arenson
Margaret K. Goodrich
Merritt and Dorothy Marbach
Beth Owens
Cathleen Parsley
Ms. Rosemary Struve
Mr. Gene Paul Morrell
Mrs. W. Carter Grinstead, Jr.
Doris Mott
Ms. Grace Loughmiller
Joyce Naylor
Ms. Dora N. Brown
Charles and Vaudrene Neely
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Willings
Sterling Archer Nesbitt
James and Laura Milam
Mrs. Barbara Haden Neuhaus
Mrs. W. Carter Grinstead, Jr.
Charles Nicholson
Janet and Mike Bonner
Mrs. Judy Norton
Adult Sunday School Class
Golden UMC
Golden, TX
J. Vann Norwood
Mr. David Busch
Katherine A. Cattanach
Mr. Brian E. Chafin
Dr. Dan and Edith Craig
Dr. and Mrs. Jack K. Daniels
William Garretson
Ms. Renee Gunter
Mr. and Mrs. K. Norwood Hawkins
Dick and Claudette Holmes
Carole Jansen
Mr. Jan Jorgensen
J. William ‘Bill’ Kittle
Mr. Charles F. Metzger
James and Laura Milam
Mr. Hong S. Min
Christine Patterson
Mr. Edwin C. Schuett
Mr. Wayne Watson
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Willetts
Phil and Wanda Wilson
Mr. Keith Winkel
Timothy and Joyce Woodlock
Vernon C. Null
Gerald and Sandra Ritchie
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Orr
Helen and David Vandivere
Kit Paterson
H. O. and Laura Hall
Mrs. Loraine Patrick
Ms. Helen O. Stansbury
Inez H. Patterson
Mrs. H. W. Taylor
Geraldine Peal
Mr. Harry I. Stuessy
John William Perry, Sr.
Bessie K. Perry and Family
Walter Ivan Petter
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Herlong
Billy Earl Phillips
Mr. Jonathan Vogt
Summer 2008
Shirley Phillips
Mrs. Jane Ford
Mary C. Pittman
WEE School
First UMC – Van Alstyne
Van Alstyne, TX
Ms. Becky Osmond
James and Tamara
Danna Zoltner
Jacqueline Polocek
Mrs. Margaret S. Galbreath
Mrs. Judy Martin
Robert Bob Potter
The J. Horton Family
Ben Pounds
Steve and Meda Beaird
Betty Powell
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Watkins
Jenell Powell
Cedar Creek Country Club
Kemp, TX
Diverse Marketing, LTD
Dallas, TX
Texas Department of Public Safety
Employee’s Fund
Austin, TX
Texas Department of Public Safety
Flower Fund
Garland, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Alfred
Rick and Laura Batey
Doug, Annette, Lee and John
Bohne
Ms. Molly N. Brittain
Dona and Fred Brown
Phil and Jan Callahan
Ronald and Suzan Collins
Sam and Frieda Dyer
Ms. Lori Ford
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guarino
Pam and Dennis Guth
Buzzy and Sandy Hale
George and Janet Heilmeier
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Heironimus
Anne Hendricks
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Ingram
Steve and Tona Jebbia
Mr. Donald G. Lauer
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Loar
Debra Mac Gregor
John and Susan Macaulay
Geo Z. Marshall
Richard Posthuma
Joann Powell
Lewis and Beckie Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. D. Savarese
Marty and Phyllis Schuler
Ms. Brenda K. Smith
Terry and Lynn Smith
Mark L. Snasel
Kerry A. Stallo
Mr. and Mrs. Guy S. Thompson
Ken and Dori Wilemon
Ken and Susan Wiswall
Lou Ann and Michael Zollo
Judy Price
Ms. Reba Weesner
Kathleen Ragsdale
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Ragsdale
Cecil Rentfrow
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Watkins
Ada Richardson
Ms. Miriam L. Turner
Robbie Riley
Ms. Reba Weesner
Ms. Virginia Roberson
Durkee United Methodist Women
Durkee UMC – Houston
Houston, TX
Mr. John E. Roberts
Cherrie Roberts
Nelson M. Roberts
Jim Roberts
Libba Robertson
Archie and Maureen Ammons
Mary Robertson
Peggy and David Osborne
Elmer and Mildred Rodgers
Cheryl and Gary Rodgers
Mike Rorie
Steve and Susan Leake
Alma Rowland
Vivian Westbrook Brewer and
Family
Lucile Smith Rowntree
Peoples Bank
Colleyville, TX
Ronnie and Pam Banner
Mrs. Robert Bellows
Barclay and Marsha Berdan
Sharon and David Brown
Amy Campbell
Mimi and John Cole
Dr. Chuck Dell and Ginny Dell
Eleanor Glazener
Elsie Gunter
Mr. Charles Hatcher
Joe and Jan Hennig
Marquelon Ingram
Mr. and Mrs. James Mining
Joan H. Murphy
Jean and Bryan Peel
Dan and Vikki Pier
Mary K. Rogers
Ruth and Bruce Sasse
Ms. Stella M. Scharf
Larry and Barbara Shaw
Ms. Janette L. Skrasek
Bobby and Janie ‘Wykes’ Vance
Mrs. J. W. Williams
Sherlyne Russell
James and Addie Batson
Mrs. Sylva Samson
K. W. and Shyrle Hill
Michael Sanders
Dian Sanders
Lois Lorraine Schenk
Zummo and Midkiff, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Dennis Alexander
Michele Austin
Tracy Calabrese
YuShan Chang
Don Cheatham
Malinda Crouch
Candice De La Garza
Rashaad Gambrell
Jo Griffin
Harlan Heilman
John Helms
Pam Holm
Nerissa Jewett
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Lestock
Susan Lucyx
Jill Massin
Deborah McAbee
Kristy Orr
Angela Reed
Kim Retzer
Anna Russell
A
Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Honor of
Mary Ellen Norwood
and
in Memory of
J. Vann Norwood
by
Michael and Joyce Ernst
Dallas, TX
A
Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Faye Durham
by
Tom and Bebe Braudt
Plano, TX
A
Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Berniece Laird Lee
by
Mrs. Dorothy T. Morgan
Corsicana, TX
A
Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Juanell Moser
by
The Shipleys
Heath, TX
An
Eight Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Wilson G. and Susan Iona Barfield
by
The Wilson Barfield Family
New Boston, TX
A
Nine Hundred Twenty Dollar
and Thirty-one Cents
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Goldie Patton-Glascock and
Mary Patton-Gibbons
by
Webb Patton, Incorporated
Plano, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
my wife,
Floretta Anne Buie,
by
Mr. Jeff C. Buie
Montgomery, TX
27
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Muriel Yvonne Walker Williams
by
Judy Cureton
Fort Worth, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Mattie Mae Miller Droemer
by
Daniel Droemer
Granbury, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Jack David Howe
by
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Howe
Simms, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Reverend F. M. Wheat
by
Mr. Russell H. Wheat
Canyon Lake, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
James Wheat, M.D.
by
Mr. Russell H. Wheat
Canyon Lake, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Mary Wheat
by
Mr. Russell H. Wheat
Canyon Lake, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Sheldon Paul Wheat
by
Mr. Russell H. Wheat
Canyon Lake, TX
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Peggy Scott
Alice Wilson
Gary Wood
James A. Schmidt
Mrs. Agnes L. Smith
Mrs. Ethel Schmitt
Mr. Harrison H. Schmitt
Steven Schmulbach
Ms. Gretchen F. Tinkle
Charlotte Scott’s Brother
Margaret Briley
Dorothy Sellers
Frances and Armand Clary
Karon and Bill Wheeless
Mrs. Lucy Shelton
Dr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Young
Mr. Robert Sinclair
Joe and Claire Cobb
Durinda Slough
Mr. Eldo Johnson
Albert Slusser
Ms. Virginia Y. Carrington
Clarence W. Smith
Ms. Ina K. Miller
Gene Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Orr, Jr.
Mrs. Gloria Smith
Larry and Judy Grisham
Ina G. Smith
Ms. Ina K. Miller
John Burns Smith Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon E. Kohlman
Rodney J. H. Smith
Mrs. Agnes L. Smith
W. C. Smothermon
Ms. Fannie Smothermon
Ruby Snider
Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
The Darbys
Linda K. Folks
Diana M. Martin
Tom and Marcy Rothe
Rudolph A. Speights
Frank and Virginia Coday
Betty Ann Crouch
Ms. Barbara Dominy
Ms. Katherine L. Reid
Jim and Carole Speights
Joyce Spencer
Mr. David S. Mathis
Max Spillar
Wanda, K. D. and Rocky Hestes
Brett Spindor
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spindor
Dr. William T. Stephenson
The Charles Stephenson Family
Nancy Cora Stinson
Mr. Blake Moore
Mr. M. R. Stokes
Dr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Young
Harry Stone
Ms. Alleen Burkholder
Arwood Stowe
Ms. Gwendolyn O’Brien
Heather Stroup’s Father
Shay Holden
William F. Stutts, Sr.
Judy Roach
Mary Anderson Sumner
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lee
Mr. Joe C. Sumner III
Dave C. Swalm
Steve and Meda Beaird
Lou Sweazea
Charles, Carol and Lacy Brown
Louis F. Tate
Mrs. Mary Emma Tate
Mildred Thomas
Mrs. Agnes L. Smith
Ginger Thornton
Mrs. Curtis Belding
John Marion Todd
John and LaNelle Farris
Mildred Tompkins
Robert and Ima Brown
Carrie B. Tonn
Clarence and Nancy Littlefield
Mark Trautmann
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mathis
J. C. ‘Jay’ Underwood
Mrs. Agnes L. Smith
Cleo Utz
Pete and Sharon Protzmann
Dwight Vallin
Kenny and Marylin Taylor
Sharon Ann Villaret
Mr. Paul G. Villaret
Ruby Jean Voss
Mrs. Mary O. Ross
Christa Wade
The Steve Almquist Family
Elizabeth M. Waite
Mr. Max F. Waite
Mary Walker
Mary Clinton
Margaret Selwyn
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Tidwell
Cynthia Johnston Walters
Frank and Virginia Barton
Schitoskey
Tom Walters
James and Jeanne Blackwell
William R. Waltrip
Jacki and Roxy
Jim and Peggy Aldridge
Shelly and Michael Chetty
Susan Johnson
Barbara Porsch
Brian and Penny Porsch
Clayton and Paula Porsch
Dwain Harlan Warren
Mark Allen
Jan Casner
Jerry Hall
David Hedgepeth
Glenn and Abbie Jeter
Troy, Mary Jane and Zoe Phillips
Mrs. Cindy Stamps
Keith and Martha Stout
Karen Pat Wagner
Sarah Watson
Mac and Nora McMahan
Michael L. Weadock
Mr. Blake Moore
Mr. Franklin Weathers
United Methodist Women
Wesleyan Circle, Plymouth
Park UMC
Irving, TX
Duke and Pat Castleton
Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeRoncey
Merlyne and Harrell Henderson
Mrs. W. K. Holeyfield
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Hundley
Mrs. Larry F. Mims
Harvey and Dorothy Parker
Loretta Rickel
Mr. Dana Saylor and Family
Ms. Betty J. Smith
Wayne and Alice Weatherby
Jerry and Celia Weaver
Mr. Wayne Wicker
Marjorie Webb
Mrs. John W. Trigg
Pat Webb
Carolyn Ferguson and Family
Pearlie Weiss
Mrs. Jane Brown
Phyllis West
Rose and Dudley Foreman
Dorothy White
Tom and Jane McDuffie
Jan White
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hendrick
Carolyn Brooks Whitson
Mrs. W. Carter Grinstead, Jr.
Herbert and Cleo Wiley
Cheryl and Gary Rodgers
Bob Wilkerson
James and Doris Long
Betty Blalock Williams
Mrs. W. Carter Grinstead, Jr.
Mrs. Judy Williams
Dr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Young
Mattie Ruth Williams
Ms. Martha Lansdale
Muriel Yvonne Walker Williams
Idylwild Golf Club, Incorporated
Sour Lake, TX
Alpha and Omega Sunday School
Class
First UMC – Houston
Houston, TX
Orpha D. Barclay
Candece Beverly
Neal and Susan Brown
Mr. Stan C. Chavez
Laura and Lamar Daniel
Billy and Eileen Hartman
Robert Holden
Judy Lenox
Tiffanie Lin
Freeport-McMoRan
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mallett, Jr.
Charles and Gail McKinley
Castlen Moore
Harry L. Neinast
Kerry and Vivian O’Dell
Terry and P. J. Peddy
Ms. Frances E. Phillips
Floyd and Ginny Price
Ms. Anita B. Ramsey
Paul and Wanda Smith
Sarah L. Stark
J. T. and Stacy Timmons
Ernest and Edna Waagner
Dale and Polly Wilhelm
Mr. Charles O. Williams
David and Rita Woolf
Nancy Williams
Mr. John C. Williams
Ric Williamson
Judy Roach
Herman Woerndell
Sue Patterson and Family
The Tommy Patterson Family
Cynthia Prater and Family
Reverend Raymond P. Wolfe
HFG Advisors, Incorporated
Daniel L. Youngs
Kalamazoo, MI
Robert and Cami Hill
Ms. Miriam L. Turner
Sunshine
Bill Wolston
Margaret A. Hill
Harley Morgan Wood, Jr.
Glen and Clara Robertson
Daniel Yarbrough
Ms. Pattie J. Yarbrough
Nancy Young
James and Doris Long
Reverend Hughes Earl Zenor
Harvey and Willie Mae
Beckendorf
W. T. Zumwalt
C. J. and Marion Adkins
Honorariums
Draw UMC — 100-year celebration,
O’Donnell, TX
Mrs. Boyd Barnes
Ella Construction, Austin, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Garcia
Blake Magee Company, Austin, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Garcia
John and Suzanne Alexander
Gethsemane UMC – Houston, TX
Mike and Kathy Alexander
United Methodist Women
First UMC – Corsicana, TX
Frank and Lin Bain
Matt and Johanna ‘Bain’ Johnson
Richard Bates
Ann and Alan Thomas
Lillie Faith Brantley
James and Patti Liepke
Tige and Charlie Brown
Milton and Mary Lou Lorenz
Charlie and Ginger Caston
Vivian B. Havens
Children from Eldorado
Deborah Solomon
Mary Clinton
Ms. Reta Howell
Joyce Cole
Gethsemane UMC – Houston, TX
Dick and Norma Conolly
Milton and Mary Lou Lorenz
Mr. Richard Cooke
Victor Sunday School Class
First UMC – Palestine, TX
Anthony and Dorothy Daniel
Sather Financial Group, Inc.
Victoria, TX
Mary Alice Holt Daniells
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
Lynet Dunn
Coca ‘Gloria’ Kimbrough
Olien Elmore’s Children
Ms. Olien Elmore
Monte and Carri Ezell
Ms. Laytha J. Haggard
Portia Gaines
Polly and Joel McKissick
Summer 2008
Billie and Dale Grandstaff
Mother and Father’s Day
Stan and Tammy GrandstaffStrickland
Mrs. W. Carter Grinstead, Jr.
Mr. John A. Bumstead
Lea Haney
Victor Sunday School Class
First UMC - Palestine, TX
Jeff and Patty Hart
Ms. Laytha J. Haggard
Virginia Helpinstill
Discovery Class
Bellaire UMC
Bellaire, TX
Doug Hinton Family
Tom and Janet Sheahan
Hazel Hitt
Covenant Class
First UMC - Fort Worth, TX
James David Holt
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Holt
Gracie House
Lake Palestine Quilting Club
First UMC – Frankston, TX
Reverend and Mrs. Morris House
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse N. Burditt, Jr.
Mrs. Virginia Jackson
Mrs. Virginia Abernathy
Palmer Jacobs
Gram and Granddad Jacobs
Dr. Robert and Pam Jones
Thomas E. and Susan Z.
Marburger
Cady Kincaid
Pilgrim Class
Terrace UMC - Houston, TX
Mrs. Henry G. Holley
Mike and Sha Klatt
Ms. Laytha J. Haggard
Graham and Grace Lewis
Mary Sicilio
John and Christina Lizaso
Ms. Emily B. Hester
Carol Mahan
Mrs. Barbara J. Hooten
Virginia McElhaney
Milton and Mary Lou Lorenz
Reverend and Mrs. Phil Mercer
Hunter and Totsy Cunningham
Gerry and Mary Lu Mose’s
50th Wedding Anniversary
Mrs. Cornie M. Meador
Jeanie Naumann
Milton and Mary Lou Lorenz
Mary Austin Newman
Gethsemane UMC – Houston
Houston, TX
Mary Ellen Norwood
Michael and Joyce Ernst
Jim O’Conner and Staff at
Mathison Retirement Center,
Panama City, FL
Hunter and Totsy Cunningham
Tio Jaime Payne
Polly and Joel McKissick
Benny and Marilyn Phillips
John and Rosalind Norman
Miriam Wallace Powell’s Birthday
Sandra L. Wallace
Elizabeth Price
Mr. and Mrs. Theron J. Ewert
Pedro T. Ramirez, M.D.
Sharon E. Moore
Suzy Reedstrom
Coca ‘Gloria’ Kimbrough
Mrs. Nellie Saage
Melissa Harper
Anne Schoolfield
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Wilson
Emily Schoolfield
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Wilson
Matthew Schoolfield
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Wilson
John Schoolfield
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Wilson
Reverend Kenneth Shamblin
Mrs. Dwain H. Warren
Tom and Janet Sheahan
Warren and Ann Gref
Betty Smith
Gethsemane UMC – Houston, TX
Rosabel Smith
Keith, Emily and McKenna Briggs
Kathy Spicer
Amanda and Erik
Mike and Linda Steward
Ms. Laytha J. Haggard
Ena Dennis Stoesser’s Birthday
Sandra L. Wallace
Dorothy Walker Swenson’s
Birthday
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Hester
J. J. Taylor – Eagle Scout badge
Carolyn D. Hall
Beth Turnbull
Keith, Emily and McKenna Briggs
Larry and Dale Vansickle
Ms. Laytha J. Haggard
Anna Villacampa
Bill and Kathie Pritchett
Valerie Villacampa
Bill and Kathie Pritchett
Tom and Mary Voss’s Children
Mrs. Mary Siler Voss
Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Wallace’s
20th Wedding Anniversary
Mrs. Sandra L. Wallace
Mrs. Sandra Watkins
David and JoAnne Davidchik
Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Wise
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Eyler
Mrs. Dorothy Yeager
Dr. and Mrs. Tillman Daniel
Gary York
Milton and Mary Lou Lorenz
A
Two Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Ed Winslow
by
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Madison
Goliad, TX
A
Three Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Godwin
by
Sandra Godwin
Arlington, TX
A
Two Thousand Six Hundred Eighty
Dollar
Endowment gift
in Memory of
Lorraine Maixner
by
Robert D. Maixner
Henderson, NV
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
by
Larry and Rosemary Murphy
Midlothian, TX
A
One Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
by
Billie and Ron Oathout
Las Vegas, NV
A
Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollar
Endowment gift
to the
Mary Anderson Sumner Fund
by
Mr. Joe C. Sumner III
Vernon, TX
A
Fifty Thousand Dollar
Endowment gift
to the
Andrew J. and Cathryn Strawn
Scholarship Fund
by
Mrs. Cathryn Strawn
Lubbock, TX
STAFF RECOGNITION
Methodist Children’s Home recognized the dedication and commitment of Don Scott to youth at the Boys Ranch during its annual FFA
banquet May 2. Scott is pictured here with, from left, Javier, Michael and Jared, three of this year’s officers for FFA. Scott served as Boys
Ranch administrator from 1992-2008. He was recently named Administrator of Prevention and Transition Services for the Home. Dottie
Briggs, campus life director at the Boys Ranch and a former member of the child care staff on the Waco campus, was named administrator
at the Ranch.
Methodist Children’s Home
1111 Herring Avenue
Waco, Texas 76708
254-753-0181
NON-PROFIT
ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
WACO, TEXAS
PERMIT NUMBER 392
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