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Hello Hillsboro: Prayers offered for near and far
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Members of the Hillsboro Wesleyan Church are doubling their prayer power this week after receiving several updates from Pastor Roger Miller.

As this is being written, two of the finest educators in the area are flying over the Atlantic Ocean on their way to Paris. From there they will embark for an unusual destination...Liberia.

Wonewoc-Center teacher Kristi Zimmerman and her husband, Hillsboro High School Principal Greg Zimmerman, will be spending a week in the African nation preparing for a longer visit in the Summer when they will serve as missionaries for village school children and their teachers and families.

It’s all about a wonderfully exciting mission, entitled Hope’s Cause, named after a small child who lived in the area and was adopted by a friend of Kristi during a previous trip.

We published a story about this caring, ongoing effort in our Neighbors paper a short while ago and are planning an update when Greg and Kristi return from this short trip in about a week.

It will be a difficult visit to the poverty stricken country because the residents have very little to offer their American friends in the way of comfortable living conditions. However, those very needy folks are always thrilled with the thoughtful  supplies that we would consider plain essentials, and they consider treasures from the other side of the world.

After much planning and studying, the Zimmermans’ only needs right now are prayers for both their safety and a successful mission. Wesleyan Church members are on board with that request and sincerely hope our readers will join them.

In addition, church members are praying for a quick recovery for Mike Sosinsky, who is at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse after a serious head injury received in a fall from a ladder.

Pastor Miller asked Sosinsky’s fellow members to join his family, neighbors and friends in praying for a full and quick recovery from the accident.

So, this week, very important prayers are heading for people in opposite global directions who are members of Hillsboro’s always caring family.


 If you are a senior, you will understand the following story, if you deal with seniors, this should help you understand them a little bit better, and if you are not a senior yet, God willing someday you will be!

A couple went to breakfast at a restaurant (not in Hillsboro!) where the “seniors special” was two eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast for $2.99.

“Sounds good,” the wife said, “but I don’t want the eggs.”

The waitress replied, “Then I’ll have to charge you $3.49 because you’re ordering a la carte.”

The incredulous wife asked, “You mean I have to pay more for not taking the eggs?”

After the waitress told her, “yes,” the wife thought for a moment and said, “I’ll take the special, then.”

The waitress then asked how she would like her eggs.

“Raw and in the shell,” the wife answered.

When the food arrived, she ate her breakfast, took the two eggs home and baked a cake!

The lesson for the waitress is, “Don’t mess with seniors. They’ve been around the block more than once!”