The Chandler UMC Men’s group, “The Ready Room” is beginning.
For more information, contact Mike Morse: MM@M-Morse.com
An open letter to the men and congregation of Chandler United Methodist Church:
A little over five years ago, this father of three girls found that impending divorce had put me at the absolutely lowest point in my 5 decades of living.
I was hurting so badly that I called Pastor Mike who prayed for me on the phone while I was driving and crying my eyes out. When I saw him the next Sunday he invited me on a men’s retreat up near Cottonwood.
On the day of the trip I got into Tim Campbell’s car, along with Brian Patti and Robby Moon.
I didn’t know any of them, but shared much of my story to sympathetic ears. That night, I ended up bunking with Jim Latter – I’d never met him before either. The fellowship that weekend lifted me up so incredibly that I’ve shared this story many times.
To this day, those men in particular, and others at our Church, continue to raise my spirits during other challenges I’ve had, including a few hospital stays.
I’ve always wanted to pay back (forward?) my experience with the group and tried to attend as many meetings as I could. Our Bible study group finally fell apart last fall when too many schedules changed.
Now, with the breakfast we have coming up June 11th, I want to launch an exciting new group with even more men than we had back then. I hope to help as many men and their families as possible through service and fellowship projects in the future. We’re even beginning to plan another retreat more than five years after my first with the group.
I’m so blessed to be a member of this Church and know these men.