FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART…. February 16, 2017
Thanks to Stuart Boyes for filling in for me last Sunday. I was thankful he gave a gospel presentation to begin his message and then a reminder of the importance of sharing our faith with those around us. There are so many who are not yet ready to enter eternity. They need the good news of Jesus for their salvation.
Giving thanks to Stuart reminds me of how blessed we are as a church to have the staff the Lord has brought to us. Bob Waddell, John Roberts, Helen Williams, Craig Miller, John Wambugu, Stuart Boyes, and Paul Sublett are each and everyone here because they love Jesus. It certainly isn’t about the salaries they make. Stuart and Paul are totally volunteer, and each of the others could be considered full time work with part time pay. I am humbled to be allowed to work with such dedicated servants of the Lord. Be sure to tell them thank you for the work they do.
The reason why Stuart filled in for me is because I was manning my Operation Truth booth at The Affair of the Heart, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It was a unique experience. I had my three section, nine foot Operation Truth display set up there at the fairgrounds in a 10 by 10 space. I had my 9 books and poem pamphlet there for sale along with Sally’s book, and my humility coins in a picture frame. I did some selling but the main success of the project was seeing thousands of people reading the statements about the false history of evolution and the truth found in the one true biblical worldview. Some walked by with a smile of approval. Some looked like they were reading things they had never seen before. Then there were those who shook their heads in disbelief and walked on. I was able to talk with some who were willing to stop and ask questions.
Thank the Lord for the $10,000 gift to be added to our Next Generation Campaign. That jumped our total to over $31,000. I also want to remind you that you can order an Olivet hat made by Betty Gresham for $10. All the proceeds will go to the campaign. If we can sell 100 hats, that will be $1,000. That is how this campaign is going to work; everybody doing and giving what they can to help us reach our $150,000 goal. I look forward to seeing how the Lord is going to provide through His people.