You can view or listen to the District Service that we will be airing from Parkview at 10:00 am. After a worship time, led by Cambridge Mennonite Church’s worship team, our sermon focus will be the testimonies of Ryan Forbes and Wendell Metzler. They have written a book together called “Unchained” that details their story of reconciliation and redemption. Here is a brief excerpt and a link to their website Unchained Ministries. They were already scheduled to share their testimony as part of a 5th Sunday service at Parkview, so we opted to keep them scheduled as planned and instead share in this way.

Ryan Forbes and Officer Wendell Metzler were born and raised in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Their paths had never crossed until May 2001 when Officer Wendell Metzler engaged Ryan Forbes in a foot pursuit at an underage drinking party, which resulted in Ryan assaulting Wendell. Throughout the next few years their paths would cross many times as Ryan’s Life spiraled out of control with drugs, alcohol, and a host of criminal activity. Wendell was the arresting officer many times when Ryan engaged in criminal activities such as vehicle pursuits, DUI’s, Drug Arrests, and more. Both Ryan and Wendell developed a strong hatred for one another over time because of their encounters with each other.

You can be a part of tomorrow’s service in three ways.

Call-in Phone system (Parkview’s # is 717-271-0043. Martindale’s # is 717-859-0027)
Facebook Live (search for PhilandSharon Groff). This will be a public broadcast and you should be able to view it without a friend request.
Parkview YouTube Channel (
For the Kingdom,

Daryl L. Weaver
Bishop, Martindale District