The Strang Family

John and Glenda Strang

We became members of Our Savior many years ago when our sons attended the preschool here.  At the time, John was not attending church and had not for many years. Glenda would attend various churches sporadically. So the preschool was an entry point for John and Glenda but that alone was not enough to join the church. We were also involved in Cub Scouts Pack 114, in fact, John was the Cub Master and Glenda was a den leader. Part of the scouting program is “Duty to God and country”.  We then started to attend regularly and eventually became members.

Why we joined is not really as important as why we stay. After all, it is easy to go from church to church and join one after another. We found the pastors and the congregation to be a friendly and welcoming group of individuals with a strong faith and foundation in Jesus Christ. Over the years, we have made many dear friends and now Our Savior is like our family. We have received much love and spiritual support at Our Savior. In return, we volunteer and help in various ways to support our family here at Our Savior while staying focus on the true reason, Jesus Christ. John believes that without the people here at Our Savior he would still be un-churched and weak in faith.

Now in the last two years, we have seen more changes than in the previous 30 years.  Pastor Nicklas retired after thirteen years of faithful service. Then we had the privilege of having the leadership and friendship of Intentional Interim Pastor Kirk for almost two years. Under his leadership and the involvement of the entire congregation, a call was issued to Pastor Abram. Pastor Abram has only been here for a short time but everybody is very pleased and excited he is here as our spiritual leader. Exciting times are ahead of us and the church is working hard – Serving Christ, Serving Others, Changing Lives. That is more than a slogan, it is the way we live here at Our Savior. We plan on staying another thirty years.

Author: Jan Withers

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