The Kimberling City Church, located near Branson, Missouri, was honored to have both Elder Dean Coridan, conference president, and his wife Gail Coridan worship with them. Elder Coridan shared the prophet Jeremiah’s messages from the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. His theme was: “Because of the loving devotion of the LORD, we are not consumed, for His mercies never fail, they are new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness!” …. Lam. 3:22,23.

Elder Coridan also shared his compassion for our youth – how important the early years are in a child’s life (particularly elementary school) and what a difference a Christian education has made in the lives of the refugee young adults.     

Gail Coridan, prayer ministries coordinator for the conference, led out in a special season of prayer. She as well emphasized their dedication for the education and salvation of our youth. As a visual reminder, she and Elder Coridan held up the prayer quilt the conference has had for many years. It has the names of numerous children, of whom some are now adults with names of their own children included on the quilt. 

Every Sabbath after the fellowship meal, members and faithful attendees of the church have been spending time in prayer, asking for the Holy Spirit to come into their lives, into the church and for church growth. It has been rewarding to see the Lord working and answering prayers in different ways.

The congregation very much enjoyed visiting with the Coridans during dinner and in the afternoon. This was indeed a “high Sabbath” for the Kimberling City Church!


Submitted by Carolyn Sowards, communication leader for the Kimberling City Church