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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Prayer Request

I have a prayer request. Saturday one of our customers died. His name was Alvin. When you are a part of a small group of family-owned convenience stores like Suzanne and I are your customers become a part of your family.

In a very real way, the family we work for is very much a part of our family even though we aren’t related by blood. We are from different parts of the world and we have different faiths. We still became family.

A good bit of the time working in these seven stores is not like work, but more like waiting for friends and family to drop by for a visit. Some stay and chat for a while and others drop in and drop right back out. Still, we are all part of a family.

Alvin died. He and his wife, Ms. Lynette came in the store all the time. Customers like Alvin and Ms. Lynette don’t need to tell the clerk what they want to purchase. The clerk has served them so many times that he instinctively knows what they want and can conduct a conversation and handle the transaction at the same time almost by rote.
Suzanne and I have been a part of this chain of stores for over six years now and it seems that more and more here lately we are losing friends.

Please pray for Alvin’s family during this time of grief. Please continue to pray for Danny and Leigh, Ms. Barbara, and Grandma Dorothy.

I haven’t been able to post as regularly as I should here lately. It seems that everything is backing up at work. We had some state mandated training that had to be done by today. We got it done. We also had some other concerns taking our attentions off from the main business.

The Good Lord willing, I will be able to get back on track posting soon. 

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