Sunday, April 5, 2009

Surprise visitors at church

We were honored to welcome past President George W and Laura Bush to our church today. Jenna and her new husband were also there. We have a tiny little country church close to his ranch and this is the third time he has visited since he bought the ranch. At least this time there was no metal detectors and press, only a couple of secret service guys.

It was a little unnerving when we were first told he was coming (I sing (not very well) in our small choir). But honestly, they are so warm and genuine that everyone just relaxed and enjoyed the worship service and our pastor Dub Oliver's sermon.

My cousin's granddaughter, Kenzie and Bro. Dub's daughter Callie are much braver than me, they sang a duet. Here's a little clip of them singing the great hymn, Holy, Holy, Holy.

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One of the best parts of the service was my other cousin's son, Anthony, going forward to accept Christ today. It would have been a memorable day for him even without being congratulated by George W. He will be baptized next Sunday.

After the service, the Bush family took their time leaving so that they could shake hands with everyone.

1 comment:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

that is so very neat for you! I would love to meet the man, he has always seemed so... normal to me. Personally, I think he was one of the better presidents this country has had, and certainly the most genuine.
Thanks for sharing :)