HAWLEY - On January 1st, 2018, Gene A. Mohrmann Sr., a deacon at the New Covenant Fellowship Church in Hawley, was surprised with a plaque by the pastors and board. Gene, who is 77, was thanked for his many years of devoted service at the church. Among his activities are playing the keyboard during service, singing with the Worship Team, and helping with repairs and maintenance. Senior Pastor Bob Nurnberger, at right, made note of the “miraculous recovery” Gene experienced, during the months after being seriously injured in a fall from a ladder, January 26, 2015. Despite a grim prognosis, the church credits God for the work that was performed, as many people fervently prayed. Gene is in center, with his wife, Pastor Jackie Mohrmann. The couple resides in Honesdale. News Eagle photo by Peter Becker