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DAILY READINGS

Scriptures to be read before the sermon on Sunday, July 21:

Monday: Hebrews 12:1-3

Tuesday: Hebrews 1:1-4

Wednesday: Hebrews 2:2-18

Thursday: Hebrews 3:1-6

Friday: Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Saturday: Hebrews 9:11-28

EDITORIAL

Get To Know Me!

It has been requested that our ministry staff and elders share some biographical information about themselves as a way of helping the congregation know more about each of them.

Anthony Miranda grew up in Georgetown, Texas. As a central-Texas kid he grew up loving hunting, fishing, football and rodeo. He trained as a carpenter while working for his father’s construction business on most weekends and during the summers. In middle school he discovered a love for music as well. A trombonist, he earned many UIL awards and was named to the Texas All-State Orchestra his senior year of high school. After high school he attended Abilene Christian University for two years. It was during this time that two major events in his life occurred: he was baptized during his freshman year, and he met Glenna George, who would become his wife. Once married, they began their life journey together living in Austin, where they were members of Westover Hills Church of Christ.

Soon after, Anthony enlisted in the Army and found his vocation as a military public health official for 28 years. His Army career took them to Georgia, Missouri, Germany, San Antonio, Hawaii, Tennessee, and finally back to San Antonio for good in 2011. During his career he was blessed to be able to travel the world for multiple humanitarian and combat tours to Africa, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Hungary, Iraq, and many other countries. He found an interest in entomology and epidemiology, and particularly collected scorpions wherever he went. In 2017 he retired from the Army in charge of the same Army Preventive Medicine Specialist Course where he began his career as a trainee in 1988. Shortly after retirement, he went back to work for the Army as a training instructor for the Medical Department’s Captains Career Course at Fort Sam Houston, where he still enjoys teaching today.

Along the way, Anthony and Glenna had two children – Philip was born while they were stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Lydia at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He tells people that he is most proud that they grew into adults he greatly enjoys spending time with. Throughout their lives and travel, he and Glenna always made it a priority to find a church family. They were blessed to find one everywhere they went and have many amazing memories of their times with brothers and sisters around the world. In 2014, they visited Sunset Ridge for the first time and placed membership soon after. In 2016, Anthony became an elder and considers it to be both the most challenging and rewarding work he has ever done.

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