Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hard to believe!

What a great end to the missions conference! We had great preaching all week and my heart was stirred. Church Hill Baptist is officially supporting the Browns as missionaries to Montana.
Great preaching, great fellowship! What a week.
Tomorrow is the Lord's day and I am excited to see what the Lord does! Brother Dick and myself had some very fruitful visits this morning. We both believe that there will be some visitors in church tomorrow! May the Lord reach these precious souls!

Well....tomorrow is my ordination day. I can't believe that God would even save me, let alone call me to preach His precious gospel! Pastor has always said that if you feel you are ready to be a pastor, you are not ready. Well.....I still don't feel I am ready, but the Lord says "go". I do not know how God can use people like me (with a past, etc....) but I am so glad He does! God is so good! My prayer is that God will use my family and I to make a difference (Jude 22) for Him.

Please continue to pray for our family as we will be back at the Bryant Pond Baptist Church to candidate on Sunday the 16th. We will also be filling in there on Sunday the 23rd. Please pray for God's will to be done in our lives. That is our desire, to do His will not our will.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Soul Food!

Wow! I have been fed this week! Yes, the eating has been good at Church Hill Baptist, but the spiritual food has been tremendous. Tonight Dr. Caudill preached a message "What Has God Called You To Do?" that was such a tremendous help and blessing to me. I am currently uploading it to our site. You can listen at the bottom of this blog.
What a glory it is that God uses such unlikely people for His glory! People like Moses. People like Gideon. People like you and me! Glory! Hallelujah! Amen!

I personally needed to be reminded of that affirmation that it is not based on our talent, it is God working through us. The devil loves to whisper in our ears "you are a fake", "why would anybody ever follow you?", "you are going to fail", etc.... Well..... as I said, I am so glad that my success is not based on my talent, It's all Him! I can't pastor a church. I can't lead a congregation. I can't plan and organize and see churches planted out of my church, but I can be faithful and obedient to God and let Him do His work through me. If we are faithful and obedient, God will give us success! What a blessing! God is so good!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Missions Conference!

Praise the Lord! Missions conferenc 2011 has started! This year our theme is "Making a difference" from Jude 22. Last night we had our annual missions banquet. A good time was had by all. We had a chance to fellowship with the Brown family (church planters to Bozeman, Montana) and our guest preacher, Dr. Ron Caudill (and his wife Jo Ann). I am looking forward to all that the Lord is going to do this week. Remember, services on Monday-Wednesday at 7pm, with suppah' served from 6-6:45 pm.
Lets strive to "make a difference" this coming week!

Browns to Montana