“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-21
As we celebrate and commemorate the achievements of our guests and residents, we also marvel at the awesome work done by the Board of Directors of Meeting Ground and the Cecil County Men’s Shelter. This month, three members of the Board complete their terms of service: Terri Lokey, Randy Sheaffer, and Sue Weissinger.
Each of the three came to the Board with a variety of gifts and graces and each served in very special roles: Terri as President of the Board for three years, Randy as Chair of the Finance Committee, and Sue as Secretary for many years. All three have led and shaped the organization by facing difficult challenges, discussing important issues, and making wise decisions.
All agree that the tasks they faced were more difficult and complex than they initially imagined when they accepted a seat on the Board of Directors. Each has been asked to “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” and has risen to the occasion “according to His power that is at work within us.” It is the prayers and the support of so many in the community that have sustained them and the organization, so that together we can all say “to Him be glory…throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”
Terri is to be especially commended for her three years of faithful leadership, especially for the creation of Meeting Ground’s signature event fundraiser: The Taste of Meeting Ground. The pairings of foods and wines at “stations” each representing a program of Meetin
g Ground was her brain-child. While others around her sometimes gave into fatigue and frustration, Terri remained tirelessly dedicated in her compassion and commitment. Because of her and the grace of God flowing through her, Meeting Ground is a solid, stable organization.
We thank God for Terri and her steadfast service.