UPDATE ON RICK’S LIFE

It has been and happy and eventful year in my life. Prudy and I were able to make two wonderful trips. One adventure was to Costa Rica  for an eco-tour. The other was to Alaska which was a combination cruise and land tour. Both were great experiences with lots of good pictures taken.

In July, we welcomed our 11th grandchild. James Dillon Bonner was born to daughter Hope. He is a very happy baby. The only problem is, people say he looks like me. I hope he will grow out of that. There is a resemblance. He has thin hair, chubby cheeks and gas!

We spent the summer at the pool. It is such a joy to see the grand kids enjoying it. Back in Western PA we have re-connected with long time friends. Our friend Doug took the grandsons out on his boat for some tubing and a lot of laughter.

In May our son Dalitso was in a terrible car accident. He was badly injured by a driver with no insurance who has since disappeared. Dee crushed his pelvic bone which had to be rebuilt. It took 5 months with us to recover. He is now driving and working and living on his own. Lots of prayers were said for him. They were much appreciated.

I have continued to write. My latest book is entitled “And See All the People” It’s about a fictional church and a fictional pastor. It incorporates many experiences in my ministry. It’s available from Amazon Books. If you read it, let me know what you think.

For most of the last two years I have served as the Interim Pastor at the Elderton Presbyterian Church. I had served as pastor there for about 10 years in the 1990 s. When we moved back to Western PA I offered to serve as an interim as they searched for a full time pastor. It was a wonderful experience for me. I love these people and felt honored to have a chance to help them through this transition time.

On my last Sunday there they blessed me with the title of Pastor Emeritus. No words can express how much that means to me.  It is truly an honor although I still have to take out the garbage at home.

So now we are back in Florida for three months escaping the cold and snow. We fill out days with golfing badly, watching movies, visiting friends and going to the beach. I am currently working on What Do You Know Preacher Two.  I am grateful to God for my many blessings.

On Friday,(I am going to blog on Wednesdays and Fridays) I am going to share some thoughts about the world of 2020. I might even throw in a joke. Stay tuned.

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