The Family

The Family

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Let Me Introduce You to Jan

She's your typical church lady with short hair, thick glasses, a plump build and a quick tongue. In essence, she's a hoot!

I should add that she's also stern, but in a loving, retired school teacher kind of way.

Her name is Jan, and she's the warm-up act for President Carter.

As soon as the sanctuary begins to fill, she goes through instructions and rules for how everything will proceed when President Carter arrives. It's quite entertaining, and she helps the time to pass quickly.

There were a good many rules, but two points she made extra clear:
1. President Carter was not to be addressed as Mr. President. There is only one person that gets to be called by that name and that should always be the current president. President Carter, Mr. Carter or Jimmy were all approved choices.
2. There would be no applause at any time. We were in a place of worship and we weren't there to worship the former president. We were there to hear a lesson about Jesus taught by someone that just happens to be a former president. 

I wanted to give a shout out to her tonight because she is truly part of what makes the experience in Plains so memorable!

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