On His Path John Mitchell Accepts Donated Glasses from Iowa Lions

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Recently, John Mitchell of MD Orthopaedics requested assistance from Lions Clubs International for On His Path, his philanthropy organization in the form of recycled & reconditioned eye glasses. On Wednesday, September 24th, Wayland Lions Club member Brian Pattyson delivered 240 pairs of glasses to John Mitchell for distribution on his next mission trip to Guatemala. In 1917 a Chicago Businessman, Melvin Jones, encouraged his Chicago Business Circle to go beyond promoting good business practices by giving selfless service to better their community making a better world for all. Today Lions Clubs International has 46,000 Lions Clubs in 209 Countries approaching 1.5 Million Members. Perhaps the single event having the greatest impact on Lions Clubs service commitment occurred in 1925 when Helen Keller addressed the Lions Convention and challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” As part of that commitment Lions Clubs have been collecting and recycling used glasses, reconditioning them and providing the reconditioned glasses to those in need. You are probably familiar with the collection boxes that are positioned at various local business sites, including Walmart. Global Membership Coordinator Pattyson remarked that 100% of all the proceeds from Lions Clubs International activities go directly to the projects they support. Any and all expenses are paid from membership dues entirely! As membership in Lions Clubs International expands around the world, we are able to do even more to serve our fellow man, living up to our motto: “We Serve.”

Submitted by: Brian Pattyson

Worship – Gospel Concerts

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There was music in the air on the evening of July 16th in Washington and Winfield Iowa. On His Path sponsored two Christian bands, Loftland and Aquire the Fire, to perform at the annual Washington County Fair.

In Winfield, local singing sensation, Selah, held a concert in the park and served brownie sundaes. On His Path was the featured foundation for their theme “Music on a Mission” and received a very generous free-will offering. The weather was beautiful and a great time was had by all!

The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the Lord, will make it happen. Isaiah 60:22 NLT

Wayland State Bank – Promiseland Donation

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Local Bank is On His Path. Wayland State Bank of Wayland and Mt. Pleasant, Iowa began offering employees the opportunity to wear jeans on Fridays in exchange for a $2.00 donation. These funds are collected for at least one quarter then donated to a charity of the employees’ choice.

A bucket is also placed in the lobby explaining why the employees wear jeans and customers may donate to the fund as well. The Wayland branch chose to donate their jeans day funds collected from October 2013 to March 2014 to On His Path. What a fun way to motivate employees to give and have another reason to look forward to Fridays!

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Timothy 4:12 NIV