Oh boy! This week Cee has given us some questions I can really sink my keyboard into! After you are done here go on over to Cee’s place and take a gander at what her other subscribers have said. Better yet try answering the questions for yourself!
This week’s questions:
What was the most important event in your life last week?
I think the most important event of my life last week was the launch meeting of New England’s first Special Touch Chapter. We have chosen the name Special Touch R.E.A.C.H. (Respecting Everyone’s Ability to Choose Hope) for our group. We had 39 people out to our first annual Christmas party ministering to the disabled. Considering the day, that threatened a foot of snow I would say that shows great support for this work! If you are interested in learning more about Special Touch check out their website here!
Who was your favorite singer or music group in high school?
I loved David Meece. I think “We Are the reason” was one of my favorite songs.
Name the foreign countries you’ve been to.
I spent some time ministering in England in 1997 and then in Mexico in 2004.
I am not sure Canada counts. Although, my pastor who is Canadian needs a green card to minister in the States so I guess it does. I have been to Canada.
Since my sister lives there I have visited The Netherlands twice and while crossing over the Pond I stopped in Iceland and Ireland.
I hope to take my daughter for a vacation to Ireland after she graduates college.
Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?
My first name is Joseph and my middle name is Elon (pronounced EEE- lawn). I am the fifth in line with that name (my son is the sixth) and the name Elon goes back, in my family, at least seven generations to just after the Revolution.
I used to hate the name. Even the principal of my High School misread it at graduation and announced me as Joseph Ellen Lillie. After I did a word search on it, though, I grew into it a little bit. The names together mean “He shall add strength”.