The Friday evening service started with the Children's group as led by the McKay's sharing with us what they have been learning this week. Then we paid tribute to Rev. Don and Joann Thurman and their ministries and the impact they had in the promotion of the Iowa Holiness Association during their lives. Then Rev. Hal Daigre brought a message from the book of Luke.
On Thursday evening the session started out with the youth presenting what they had been working on this week at the 2017 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting this is followed by the message presented by with Rev. Hal Daigre.
On Friday evening as our week of Camp Meetings came to a close the McKay's and the children presented their program, Isaiah Reid spoke to us, our President Brady Hunter shared his “Gems of the week” and Rev. Del Rittgers brought us the evening message,
Irene S. Weitert, age 90, passed away in her sleep around midnight on March 2, 2017. For her final three days, she was being cared for at MHP Hospice Serenity House, Oskaloosa. Prior to this, she was living at Homestead Assisted Living, Oskaloosa, for several years.
Irene was born February 20, 1927 in Alsomocosolad, Hungary to Hans Weitert and Elisabeth Pickelhaupt Weitert. Her father, a high ranking official in the Hungarian government, along with his family, was forced to flee to Germany as the Russians gained control in Hungary following World War II. While living in Germany in the mid-1940’s, doing volunteer work in area hospitals with the war-wounded, Irene met an American GI, Leonard Mueller, who was stationed nearby. Living conditions were difficult for Irene, a war-displaced person. Leonard felt compassion and began telling his parents back in southwest Kansas her story. His parents, Will and Anna Mueller, began sending her care packages. Eventually, they invited her to come live with them in the U.S., which she did in 1950. Although not legally, the Mueller family adopted her as one of their own. While in Germany, [continue reading…]