18 Nov


RMCNews with Betty Soper – Delta, Colorado … Delta Adventist School students spent Veteran’s Day fellowshipping with four local veterans, learning about their experiences.

Students welcomed the heroes to their school and presented them each with a quilt provided by the Quilts of Valor organization. The homemade quilts are a unique way to thank the veterans for their service, sacrifice, and valor.

The four honored veterans were Harry Lloyd, John Harold, Daniel Tilelli, and Robert Goodrich.

Students took turns handing the quilts to the men who served the nation.  Some were timid, giving the quilts to the heroes with downcast eyes, while others were in awe, looking up at the men who served.

After the ceremony of presenting the quilts, the four veterans and students enjoyed lunch and the chance to build relationships through conversation.

–RMCNews with Betty Soper, Delta Adventist church membership clerk; photos by Jodie Gage.


02 Sep


RMCNews with Betty Soper – Delta, Colorado … With fellowship, games, and bushels of corn, the Delta, Cedaredge, and Paonia churches came together for their 24th annual end-of-summer corn roast and potluck.

Event organizers were unsure if the event would occur since the location for the event became unavailable when the usual hosts moved to Nebraska.

The gathering took a lot of prayer, recalls Betty Soper, a Delta member. “We said a prayer, rented a local-park pavilion, and waited to see if people would attend. We knew it was a wonderful way to get to visit with friends from neighboring churches and to have a place to invite the community to join us for the event.”

Planners had hoped for maybe twenty or thirty people to show at the new location. But the event was well known and anticipated by the churches and the community, and 80 individuals gathered to enjoy the afternoon.

The corn roast fellowship event attracted 50 church members from the district as well as some 30 community members, including a family whose only association with the church was their child who attended the Delta Adventist School.

As afternoon became evening, everyone left filled with delicious Olathe sweet corn and with memories to last through the fall and long winter ahead.  It was the perfect end to a summer in the mountains.

–RMCNews with Betty Soper is the Delta church membership clerk and women’s ministry leader; photos by Jodie Gage