There’s a song, My Story, by Big Daddy Weave. One of its lines is, “To tell you my story is to tell of Him [Jesus].” If you have had the pleasure of a conversation with Ken Moreland, then you will probably agree that this sentence embodies him.
Ken came to All Saints 11 years ago. What drew Ken to All Saints, and keeps him coming back, is the worship and the people.
Currently Ken is the Vice President of the church council. He also assists in worship each week with the laying on of hands. This gesture of touch is a powerful reminder of God’s care, compassion and love for us. Ken’s unwavering faith makes him a perfect fit for this important aspect of worship. And a typical Saturday morning usually finds Ken delivering the donated bread from HyVee to our food pantry.
When he is not spending his weekends and council nights at All Saints, Ken is commuting 150+ miles a day to and from work. He’s an instructor in the educational/training area of the power plant in Cedar Rapids. The driving and road life does get old, but he says that tuning in to christian radio makes the daily travel easier.
Ken grew up in central Illinois and Michigan. He spent some of his adult life on the East Coast when he was in the Navy and for work after the Navy. He has two daughters, Alicia and Jesse and two sons, Adam and Jeremy. Jeremy passed away at age 3 1/2 from leukemia. He would be celebrating his 18th birthday this year. Ken has six grandchildren.
While Ken’s life has been filled with joys and sorrows, his faith has carried him through. His favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13, ” I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Ken lives the gospel day in and day out. How? By being Ken: kind, compassionate, faithful, and real.
To tell you his story is to tell of Him. Amen.
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