I don’t tell our church often enough what an amazing people you are, and how thankful I am to be your pastor. No, we are not perfect. We sometimes stumble, fall, doof and say the wrong things. However, this weekend reminded me again what a great church you are.
Your response to the Compassion Experience Weekend has been phenomenal. As I write on late Monday afternoon, we are 14 short of reaching our goal of sponsoring all of our assigned children from our church partner in El Salvador. I have no doubt that we will find sponsors for those remaining kids by next Sunday. This is incredible! I am thankful!
No doubt many of you were moved by the Compassion Experience exhibit. Others certainly were moved by the testimony in Sunday’s morning service. Others have been thinking for some while about doing something like this. But, I also know something else, which challenges me, checks me, humbles me, and quite frankly, scares me a little bit. For some of you, the biggest contributing factor for sponsoring a child is because I asked you. If that is you, please know that I am thankful and will never take that kind of response for granted. I will always be careful to lead us to do as God calls.
As we begin this new sponsorship journey, please be challenged that praying for your child is a most important component of this program.
Thank you again. Sunday was a great day!