Helen: Another Rural Church Story

If Helen were a country song, she would be “Rhinestone Cowboy”. . . . or cowgirl in this case. Helen is where the country meets the city. She is a high-powered insurance executive and the ultimate country girl all rolled up into one. She and her husband, Larry, could choose to live in the city, but they prefer a rural route. They represent a prime example of what is happening more and more in rural America. Because of the willingness of companies to work with employee schedules, and because communication technology allows employees to be in touch from just about any location, people are moving to the country.

Helen’s office is 2 1/2 hours from her home. She usually leaves on a Monday, stays in an apartment that her company provides, and then comes home later in the week. Why would Helen and others like her choose this way of life? One word. . . .COMMUNITY. We have a community post office, a community store (The Mill), a community Farmer’s Cooperative, a community bank, and three community churches. People find a sense of belonging here that they cannot find anywhere else. They like living in a place where everybody knows their name. Helen is a rural church story, and our community is the happy beneficiary of her desire to live on a rural route.

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Published in: on April 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm  Comments Off on Helen: Another Rural Church Story  
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