The realities of being a small fellowship:
Christian Aid week is coming up and our small fellowship has been allocated about 12 roads to distribute Christian Aid envelopes to.
- Mrs. A distributed last year but is 88 years old and suffering from arthritis and understandably doesn't feel she can do any more.
- Mrs. B distributed last year but is taking a holiday 'down under' with some extended family.
- Mr. C and Mrs. D (not related) distributed last year but are both attending a circuit-sponsored retreat during Christian Aid week.
- Miss E tried distributing last year for the first time, but finds it intimidating and doesn't feel that she can do it again.
- Miss F (aged 80) is the organizer for the fellowship and is in a total panic about how to distribute and collect hundreds and hundreds of envelopes.
Basically, Miss F and 'the minister' (i.e. me, and remember I have 3 other churches) are the only people who are both able and willing to collect and distribute envelopes. We told our neighbourhood organiser that we couldn't distribute too many envelopes this year and we were told 'good luck finding distributors'.
That is the reality of the situation. At some point, we simply have to cut our suit to fit our cloth.