In their January 5 meeting, board members learned that the 7,000th guest had stayed at Agape House of Vandalia on December 18. A young woman from southwest Missouri had come to the house and then visited with her husband who is incarcerated at the Bowling Green correctional facility. She has been staying at the house since May.
In other business, it was reported there had been minor wind damage to the roof of the guesthouse in December. Repairs were made immediately so that no permanent damage occurred. A dead bolt lock was installed on the rear door of the building.
The manager’s report indicated 67 guests, including 16 children, had stayed at the house in December.
Following removal of the Christmas tree and decorations, the quarterly inspection was conducted. Floor vents are to be replaced as they become available and a light fixture needs attention. The building is in excellent condition in other aspects. Similarly, the guest surveys reported excellent management and a clean and safe facility.
Members in attendance were Carlene Galloway, Elwood LaRue, Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, Floy Oliver, Phil Pennington, Kay Robnett, and Veanna Snodgrass.
The next board meeting will be Tuesday, February 16.
Monetary gifts received in November include the following: Edgewood Baptist Church of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church and John and Margaret Gray, of Clarksville; Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Centralia; Curryville Baptist Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church, of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams, of Farber; Grand Crossings Baptist Association, of Fulton; Nancy White, of Roeland Park, Kansas; Arthur Wortman, of Kansas City; Laddonia Christian Church; St. Joseph Council No. 6463 Knights of Columbus, of Louisiana; Griffin Family Foundation, Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, all of Mexico; Larry and Vicki Davis and Ron and Pam Eftink, of Quincy, Illinois; Kimberly Allen, of Republic; Rachel McPhail, of Rolla; Ramona Trusler, of Salem; Mary Scheffler of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; Southside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia; Joe Booth, of Waylan; and Hopewell Baptist Church, of Wellsville.
Non-monetary gifts included toiletries by Canton United Methodist Women and children’s pillows by “Pillow of Love” of Mexico.