As we celebrate the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles and the 8th day, stop and consider everything man will have to endure leading up to the return of Christ as prophesied in the plagues, seals, bowls and so on. These will come about because of the hardness of man's heart. But from the beginning it was not so - this is not what God wanted.
Ken Loucks is an Elder serving the Portland Oregon and the Dalles Oregon congregations. Ken and his wife Becca were baptized together in 1987 and married in 1988. They have three children and four grandchildren, all living in the Vancouver, WA area. Professionally, Ken works in the wastewater industry educating and helping in the development of regulations protecting against sewer system backups.