Saturday, August 15, 2009

Eagan Ward Activity - Softball

Our Activities Director Bro.Doug Backer organized a Ward softball game at Downing Park 10:00am. A nice little work out and time to bond with some of the ward members. I had a good time and would like thank my runner Sidney Preator. I played even though I still had to wear a brace. It was also an opportunity to take some non-member friends of ours to hang out with our church members. Good times!

About Mary Gunn...
Luke 10: 25 - 37 - parable of the Good Samaritan
25 ¶ And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise
There was an autistic boy maybe 7 yrs or so and he was running around at Downing Park by himself. He was playing alone in the dirt and had no shoes. Instead of ignoring him, Mary became very concerned and called the police after seeing him wander around the playground for about a half hour or so. She called the police after about an hour and gave him the bagels and juice Bro.Backer provided for our Ward outing and pushed him on the swing, until the police arrived with the boy's father following behind the squad car. The father seemed frantic and informed Mary he called the police after he noticed his son had went missing. This small act of kindness might not have seemed like a big deal at the time, but for the father of that little boy, it meant the world that someone cared enough to look after his son. It goes without saying how much we love and appreciate Mary Gunn in our home.


The Minnesota Preators said...

Thanks for sharing Mary's story! I think you have created such a special testimony builder with this blog and I look forward to reading much more about your journey. You are a great example to all of us!