Beverly Lancaster What an interesting article Scholars and Servant Leaders featuring Milo and Helen! It is so inspiring to
learn so much more about their life’s journey in serving the Lord. What a privilege it is to call them “our friends” and to
worship with them at Mattis Ave FMC. Love you, Milo and Helen!
Mel Starr I remember serving with Milo Scholars and Servant Leaders on the Light & Life editorial board. He was asked to
open one session with prayer. It was the most inspired prayer I have ever heard.
Burt Kettinger My connection with Milo Scholars and Servant Leaders started somewhere between 1947 and 1956. Those
were the years that my father pastored the Cleveland, Ohio, First FMC — I was 2-11 years old at that time. There were three
FMCs in the Cleveland area: Rocky River on the west, which became Westlake, Cleveland First on the near west side of the
inner city, and the Eastside church later becoming Mayfield Heights. The three churches enjoyed a lot of fellowship and
cooperation during those days — a great time for a young boy to experience Christian fellowship and church dynamics. The
Kaufmanns were part of the Eastside FMC. To be honest, it’s so long ago and I was so young, I can’t remember what it was
that drew me to Milo. What I do remember is that whenever we were at the Eastside church or they were at ours, I always
begged my folks to let me sit with Milo. Specifics I can’t remember, but I know that Milo was among a great number of
people who marked my life in significant ways and helped keep me tender toward the Lord until the time when I would yield
the reins of my life to Him. I’ve gotten to see Milo a few times over the years, but haven’t been able to maintain the level of
fellowship that I would have enjoyed. Even so, I will stand in line with those in glory who say to Milo, “Thank you for giving
to the Lord!” I am a life you have touched and made a difference
Lois Kiger Thank you, Milo and Helen Scholars and Servant Leaders, for your dedication and faithfulness to ethnic and
racial diversity in the church — for desiring everyone, who is made in His image, to become what God created them to be.
“For God does not show favoritism” (Romans 2:11).
Charmaine Rusin I often tell the members at the Celebrate Recovery meetings that I lead that “this is church” We’re Not
There Yet, But We’re Heading There Still!. It is where we do get real with one another, and we do confess our sins to one
another so that we may be healed. The structure of the program is very much like the class and band meetings. These
discipleship programs are essential to the dedicated Christian — and they are so powerful. We need to stay spiritually fit
if we want to keep winning spiritual battles! What I have learned during this highly charged season is that people seem to
automatically think that if I have an opinion or thought, then I must think everyone should agree with me and that I must
be judging as wrong those who don’t agree with me. There is a hair-trigger on defensiveness like I have never before
experienced. It is important that we are sensitive to this; whether the response is rational or not, compassion requires us to
consider the hearer first.
Eric Zabala “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34 NKJV). “The name of the
Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10 NKJV).
December 2020 — pg. 19