Monday, October 02, 2006

Strubhars Honored

Gary and Sandra Strubhar of Roseburg, Oregon were honored by about 200 friends recently. The reception was a total surprise. Well-wishers came from Southern California and Nebraska as well as Oregon and Washington

Many rose to tell how Gary's ministry has blessed their lives. Some, like Dave and Kathy Redick, had been won to Christ by Gary while others had been guided through a difficult period by Gary or Sandra.

They were awarded plaques by the Oregon Christian Evangelistic Fellowship for dedicated work and Northwest College of the Bible for 32 years of service as a professor.

In awarding the NCB plaque, I read this scripture:
"Honor and enjoy your Creator while you're still young,
Before the years take their toll and your vigor wanes,
Before your vision dims and the world blurs
And the winter years keep you close to the fire.
In old age, your body no longer serves you so well.
Muscles slacken, grip weakens, joints stiffen.
The shades are pulled down on the world.
You can't come and go at will.
Things grind to a halt.
The hum of the household fades away.
You are wakened now by bird-song.
Hikes to the mountains are a thing of the past.
Even a stroll down the road has its terrors.
Your hair turns apple-blossom white,
Adorning a fragile and impotent matchstick body.
Yes, you're well on your way to eternal rest,
While your friends make plans for your funeral."

The table center-pieces were of special note. They developed the theme based on Romans, "How beautiful are the feet . . . . " At the center of each of the more than 20 round tables was one man's shoe and one woman's shoe in combination and colored gold. The display was so fitting for two people that have used their lives to advance the message of Christ.


Anonymous Joseph H. Strubhar said...

f Gary is the son of the late Wesley Strubhar of Sweet Home, OR, he is my cousin. His dad Wes and my Dad were first cousins; I would like to get in touch with him. My name is Joe Strubhar, and my Dad was Levi Strubhar of Hubbard, OR.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Charles Dailey said...

Joseph, contact me by email because I have the information that you want. I could not find a way to email you.

Charles Dailey
Charles at

8:45 AM  

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