Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) recently took the temperature of the farm economy with its fourth-annual Farmometer survey. Attendees at the MOFB Annual Meeting in early December were asked to complete a questionnaire on agriculture-related topics. The questions have been identical each year of the survey.
I know this is Christmas week and the most important thing is the fact that the Son of God came down here to be born as a baby so He could grow up to suffer and die for the sins of the world so that all who receive Him through faith as their Lord and Savior can receive forgiveness, have Him in their lives now, and go to Heaven one day, but I didn't want Jim Vokac's letters of Dec. 12 and 19 to go unanswered.
The recent missive from Congressperson Smith is another attempt to distort reality. There are some facts related that are true but are misleading. Other items are simply not true. Smith toed the line of the Koch brothers when a representative in Missouri and now continues the follower-ship role in Congress.
Christmas, of course, celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. But you know what? Jesus did not come down here to set up a luxury resort, as some seem to believe. Rather, He came to suffer and die for everyone's sins and to enroll them by faith in His Kingdom bootcamp to spiritually save, inform, strengthen, and toughen His followers for their battle with their greatest enemy, the Devil.
The numbers are in! A total of 12,567 shoeboxes were processed through the Central Drop-Off in Rolla compared to last year’s count of 11,093 for Operation Christmas Child.
First, I appreciate you for allowing others to express their beliefs and thoughts. Jason Smith’s weekly comments are so one-sided yet are placed in an editorial section every week.