WASHINGTON, Iowa—Prairie Flower Baptist Church honored their pastor and wife, Don and Carol Collings, with a surprise tenth anniversary celebration on September 26. The morning service included Pastor Miles Grismore as speaker, a college friend and fellow basketball player at Faith Baptist Bible College. The Collings received a gift certificate, flowers, album of pictures and appreciation notes, and a generous monetary gift. The ladies of the church prepared a beautiful noon banquet for all in attendance.
Speaker for an afternoon service was Pastor Tim Crown, boyhood and college friend of Pastor Collings. The service also featured a video greeting from missionaries Glenn and Tammy Galbraith in Scotland, and various humorous stories and remembrances.
The Collings served in several churches in Illinois before coming to Prairie Flower. They have three grown sons and eight grandchildren. Darren and Denise Collings and their daughters Madelyn and Miah of Peoria, Ill. were able to attend.