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July 13-15, 2009

Held at Ankeny, Iowa

Our meeting took place at home in Ankeny, Iowa, of one of the deacons of the Sovereign Grace Church of Des Moines, Iowa, a church that at the time of this report has now applied for membership in the Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church.  The gathered delegates and visitors at this presbytery: from left to right: Geoffrey Donnan (Teaching Elder, Palm Bay, FL); Mark Milligan (Observer, Edgerton, WI), Robert Thompson (Observer, Deacon, Sovereign Grace Church, Des Moines, IA), Mike Waters (Observer, Teaching Elder, Sovereign Grace Church, Des Moines, IA), David Stevens (Observer, Ruling Elder, Sovereign Grace Church, Des Moines, Iowa); Ron Calhoun (Observer, Sovereign Grace Church, Des Moines, Iowa); front Asgar Hamid (Teaching Elder, Paramaribo, Suriname, So. America);  back Jason Crenshaw (licentiate candidate & observer, Milton, WI); Jerry Clay (Ruling Elder, Milton, WI); Dan Gibson (Teaching Elder, Milton, WI); Bob Toomey (Observer, Sovereign Grace Church, Des Moines, IA), Rudy Poettcker (Teaching Elder, Palm Bay, FL); ;   


On the opening evening, devotions are led by Teaching Elder Dan Gibson.















Licentiate candidate, Jason Crenshaw from Milton, Wisconsin brings a message to the Presbytery and observers as part of his license examination.



















Dan Gibson (left) examining licentiate candidate Jason Crenshaw.












Teaching Elder Rudy Poettcker addresses a matter at the presbytery.














The presbytery singing a psalm at the opening of one of our sessions.  












On-going deliberations.

















Jason Crenshaw and his wife, Taffi, and his daughter Jalaya after his license examination was sustained at a fellowship dinner for the presbytery and members of the Sovereign Grace Church, host for this presbytery meeting.  Taffi is a native of Guam and met Jason while he was stationed there during a tour of duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.














Bob Toomey of Sovereign Grace Church and Ruling Elder Jerry Clay of Milton, WI fellowship while the cook is preparing a meal.

















(Right) Robert Thompson, whose house is being used for the presbytery meeting, grills while Dan Gibson supervises and observes the expert at work.


Meanwhile, home made ice cream is being chilled and churned.







Finally, after some great fellowship, it is time to eat.















And then get down to some serious fellowship around the good meal the Lord provided through our hosts.





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