At the October 19 meeting of the board of directors of Agape House of Vandalia, the members learned of the recent experiences of two directors.
Floy Oliver and Janet Heim took the house display to the annual Festival of Sharing (ecumenical mission event) in Sedalia on October 15.
In the week prior to that, Heim made a presentation about the mission of Agape House during worship services at Immanuel United Methodist Church, of Canton.
In other business, members learned that 38 guests, including six children, had stayed at the house in September. Guest surveys were reviewed with very positive comments about their experiences. The house manager reported no major needs at the time. The house was found to be in excellent condition during the quarterly inspection prior to the meeting.
Veanna Snodgrass reported four offenders and two staff members of WERDCC were at the house on October 5 to perform Fall cleaning. They enjoyed the meal prepared by board members.
The annual newsletter was distributed to members and will be mailed to about 110 addresses soon.
The board will combine the November and December meetings and conduct the single meeting on Tuesday, November 29. The house will be prepared for the Christmas holidays prior to the meeting.
Board members in attendance were Carlene Galloway, Janet Heim, Elwood LaRue, Floy Oliver, Phil Pennington, Kay Robnett, Veanna Snodgrass, and Edith Westmoreland.
Monetary gifts received in September included Edgewood Baptist Church, of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church, 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; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, of Mexico; Middletown Christian Church; Cardinals’ (baseball) Care Grant, of St. Louis; Mary Scheffler, of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; Southside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia.
Non-monetary gifts included six wooden crosses for guest rooms by Melody’s Jewelry of Mexico.