Saturday, September 07, 2002
Golfer finds par in God
By Karen Vance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Mast played on the regular PGA tour for 18 years and has played on the senior PGA tour for almost a year and a half. He's a professional golfer, and that's how he supports his Orlando, Fla., family.But if another golfer hadn't brought him closer to God about 27 years ago, his life might have turned out a lot different.
In his first year on the regular tour, Mr. Mast was headed down the wrong road, and it appeared is golfing days would be short.
Golf was my life, he recalls. I lost my card. I was playing poorly, and I was devastated.
Then he discovered the tour's weekly prayer meetings. The tour members, who often play on Sunday mornings, meet weekly in a hotel ballroom or a player's home for the meeting. The players even travel with their own minister.
Another golfer shared the gospel with me, Mr. Mast said. I've been attending ever since. Now it's my whole life. The Lord, he's there all the time and he sustains me.
I put my burdens on his feet, and it didn't go away over night. I went back through tour school, several times, and God gave me the strength. I still enjoying playing, but it's nice to have God's perspective and trust in him.
The meetings can be especially important because tour members are often away from their families for up to 30 to 35 weeks a year. This week, at the Senior PGA tour plays the Kroger Classic here in the Tristate, 40 to 50 of them planned to meet Friday night to share their struggles and their faith..
Sept. 11 observances
Churches all over the Tristate will be observing services commemorating the anniversary of the tragedies of Sept. 11. We are unable to write about all of them. Please contact your local church for more information, or check the listings in the paper for some of the larger and interfaith services.
Free Gospel concert
I Am the Fellowship Church, located at 7600 Reading Road in Roselawn, will host contemporary gospel artists Charles Davis, known as Sir Chazz, and Gemstone at a free concert from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Davis, a cancer survivor, will also share his testimony about God's help in bringing him through throat, eye and digestive system cancer.
For more information, call (513) 561-7353 or (513) 631-5517.
Bible Study Fellowship
Bible Study Fellowship International will begin fall classes on the Gospel of John starting Monday. The women's evening class meets on Mondays from 6:55 pm - 8:45 pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Call 336-6215 for more information. The women's day class meets on Wednesday from 9:10 am 11:15 a.m. at Kenwood Baptist Church. Call 232-9968 for registration information. The evening men's class meets on Mondays from 6:55 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
fall classes on the Gospel of John starting Monday. The women's evening class meets on Mondays from 6:55 pm - 8:45 pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Call 336-6215 for more information. The women's day class meets on Wednesday from 9:10 am 11:15 a.m. at Kenwood Baptist Church. Call 232-9968 for registration information. The evening men's class meets on Mondays from 6:55 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. at Montgomery Community Baptist Church. Call 761-1644 for more information.
The program was founded in the 1960s and is part of an international program of study observed by more than 1,000 different groups all over the world. For more religion listings, check out www.@enquirer.com, keyword:events. Send religion news to email@example.com or fax to 755-4150.
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