Friday, May 7, 2010

Servant's Banquet 2010

Our annual Servant's Banquet was held this past Saturday, and I wanted to show you some pictures from it. Here they are!
Banquet held at Sofram, a local restaurant
First course: salad Main course: Mushroom chicken rolls and mashed potatoes Dessert: cake (with words: "...that they may be saved." I Cor. 10:33)This candy was at every place setting, and each place card had a small flower glued on. Later on during the program, we found out that those with a red flower were the winners of the centerpieces! Centerpieces were these cute little "shoes" with real, mini roses!
And since I had a red flower, I won a centerpiece! (which I later gave to our babysitter for the evening...)
With my honey
Our speaker for the evening was Missionary John Spillman, who is pictured here with his wife Dawn. They drove 10 hours to be with us!
"Servant of the Year" for deaf church - Victor Dudnik
"Servant of the Year" for hearing church - Lena Trushina
The next day in church we were blessed by a special from the Spillman children, who sang in three languages!
And here is the smallest Spillman, who was too small to sing but certainly received all of the attention!

Praise the Lord for the Mitchums, who organized the Servant's Banquet. And a great big thanks to the servants in our church who serve Jesus and expect nothing in return!


  1. Nice pictures, Thanks. As for the little Spillman. I didn't even know she was pregnant!

  2. What a blessing to receive the pictures and I have had a wonderful Mothers day My daughter , and my oldest granddaughter and her family came to see me and took us out to eat then we went to my nieces house and saw more kinfolks had a really nice visit got home and some roses on my steps from Kay Smith from church she lost her daughter the same week I lost mine and we have just bonded real well.

    Then I get on my computer and see my favorite missionary's I could pick out the Van Sant's so good to see you all and hear about what is taking place so far away/
    Love to all


  3. Thanks for sharing with me.
    Want to wish you a happy mother's day today. Hope it was a special one for you.
    You are in my thoughts.
    Love you,

  4. Really, enjoy your posts. You are so blessed with the fellowship that you recieve over there. How far are are the Spillmans from you guys. I would have NEVER recognized their kids. How time flies and children change.
    Happy Mother's Day

  5. Hi there, I found your blog through Facebook and the tragedy with Carissa.

    We are missionaries to the Deaf in South Africa sent from the same church as the Irelands. How many Deaf people are in your church? Do you know Robert Fuller?

    Have a blessed day!

  6. Just curious...Do you have a recipe for the Mushroom Chicken Rolls? They really look good.

  7. Those chicken rolls do look great and very appetizing, don't they?

    I'm sorry, Lori, that I don't have a recipe for them. I would like it myself!

    One thing I can guarantee you, is that it is most likely made with a sour cream base, since they cook most of their cream sauces here with sour cream. Yum! Yum!


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