This is Don Petty’s email/papers to a select group of saints. I’m throwing him a couple of proposals to either place it here or on a blog. Let’s see which he likes. Am sending this by email to the TFR, by the way. Neat, no? –Randal
UPDATE: Not all text made it into the post. Apparently, WP doesn’t like lines made with dashes. Nor did Don’s bragging photo with great-grandchild. … Have appended the text.
“PLANTING THE ORIGINAL SEED”
July 11, 2010
Striving to plant the word of God as widely
as possible and working to teach the word
as Sound Doctrine to all who will hear
Since 2003 the membership of the church in the US
has experienced a significant decline. That is what
inspires me to compose these papers to the “70.”
Let us study our preaching and teaching methods
for opportunities to improve to save members.
To the 70 & Six,
Well, good to see all of you. We today returned from California, where we have been visiting our (now) 8-day old first great grandchild, Teagan. She is as cute a little one as you might hope to see (having MY genes and all).
Great grand Parents
Sylvia and Don Petty
with Teag in San Diego
During the time I have been away (Yeah, I know. Some of you thought I was in a ‘padded’ cell somewhere, but I wasn’t) I have thought about PtOS and have also gotten some input from you about the format and writing. Thus, with that having been said, I want to ask for your input on a three point survey. Here ’tis…
1. Do you think the articles that have been in the PtOS Online paper are too long?
2. Do you think they are about right?
3. Do you think I should divide the paper into two parts – one with the brief, pointed articles and one with longer, feature-type articles?
All right, depending on your answers I will adjust…or not. If I do not hear word strongly that you want change I will stay with the format; otherwise, I will modify. Or…if it is truly one that indicates I need an overhaul to the paper, I will just pick up my dolls and go home!! I play as well alone, anyway, my momma used to tell me. Ha.
Starting this month of July, PtOS will return to distribution, but instead of a weekly online publication, it will now be a monthly online publication. This is to make possible my writing I have in the queue. Along with my weekly writing for an upcoming website, I will now get back to some writing I have had underway for a good while now. I have missed the grind of early morning/late night writing. I will resume the work I began literally years ago of writing on the following books… (More …)