“I’ve had many good experiences with the church over the years, but the most personal one was the outpouring of prayers, cards, offers of meals and any help I might need during my treatment for breast cancer. It showed just what a loving and caring church we are. I’ve seen it happen with others, and it makes me so grateful to be a part of it.”
Mountain Home First Congregation Church (MHFCC) is my real-life example of compassion. We moved here due to my husband’s job change with a two-year-old in tow. Almost simultaneously, a couple months later, we joined MHFCC and birthed our second child. MHFCC resonated with us because the congregants’ vision extended beyond the church walls – we wanted to be part of that! We’ve stayed because, although members have come and gone with the Air Force or other life-changes, the congregants have never lost that vision. In fact, our church’s desire to ‘serve to our community’, paradoxically, both expands our horizons and brings us closer together.
Elton Trueblood, a Quaker minister in the 1900’s, once said, “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” MHFCC continues to ‘plant shade trees’ for Mountain Home! I like being part of that!