Dear Church Family,
Today, July 26, Martha and I are celebrating forty three years of marriage. Both our mother’s used to say that our marriage was made in heaven.
I know for sure God had His hand in bringing Martha into my life, and she has been the best wife, mother and friend that any man could ask for. She has always supported, and encouraged me to follow the Lord’s leading in ministry. Without her constant support, and encouragement, I would not have had the opportunity to prepare for ministry, and serve in various churches. I am blessed with a wife who loves the Lord, loves me, and loves our family. Together, we have been so blessed to see how the Lord has provided for our needs, and guided our lives.
As we look back, we could not have imagined all the blessings that the Lord has brought our way. We both count the family of Southside, as one of the greatest blessing in our lives. We have never been a part of a church which has such a heart for missions, and a love for each other. We just celebrated nine years of doing ministry together at Southside. I always tell people, that I had wandered in the wilderness for many years, and then God brought me to the Promise Land of Southside. I am confident, the Lord has greater things in store for us as a church, as we continue to reach out, and share His love with others.
Starting on Sunday August 6, at 5 o’clock, we have a wonderful opportunity to impact the lives of children through VBS. Please invite all the children you know, to come for a week of bible study, music, crafts and a lot of fun. Please pray for our VBS, that lives will be changed, as we study God’s Word together, and the Good News is shared.
Then, let me invite you to our church-wide Ice Cream Social, which will take place on Sunday evening, August 13, at 5 O’clock. Please bring your favorite flavor to share with others. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite family, and friends to be your guest, and to share in this time of fellowship together. Working together, we get to reach others for Christ, grow His church, and expand His kingdom.
As always, I count it a joy to serve as your Pastor.