Moving on South
Hello friends...sorry I have not updated in a while but the Lord has been keeping us busy. We were extended a call to Gospel Light Baptist Church in Orangeburg,SC and Martin excepted the call to be their pastor. I am excited for what the Lord has in store for us there. I know there will be some heartache and maybe a few tears along the way as we move from one ministry to the other, but if the Lord is for us who can be against us?!
However, I do not look forward to packing. Out of pure curiosity I called a moving company to see how much they would charge...if you can believe it...$18,000 or $17,000 if Marty sold the owner our big TV. So needless to say we will be moving ourselves. The Lord will provide!
We are going to a great church with a lot of love and people with a servant's heart...what potential! Please pray that we can make this move with the least amount of stress, with the lowest expense possible and that the money will be provided. The Lord is always faithful and we are trusting in Him.
I would also ask you to keep a friend of mine in prayer. I will not share her name--the Lord knows who she is--but she is going through a hard time. She kinda feels like there is no one for her to turn to, and I am trying to be there. She knows the Biblical answers and is saved but right now the anger, the hurt, and the emotional wounds are very tender and real. She needs love from Godly friends and I am praying she will seek Godly council for what she is going through. I know I have experienced this and maybe you can relate to a time when you were so upset,angry or hurt that you blamed God--even though you knew He would never do something to hurt you or cause pain. We forget that the Devil is a real force to be battled against. So please do pray and if you have a friend who is going through a rough patch of life..give Godly and Biblical council but remember two things: 1. Love them in spite of the sin in their life and 2. there are always two sides to every story, only God knows the heart and the truth people tell.
PS. As soon as we get a new address and phone numbers I'll shoot ya'll an email with the updated info.