Wednesday, September 10, 2014

As I mentioned previously, my family devoted the month of August to prayer and fasting. This past month was definitely a time of drawing close to the Lord and seeking His guidance and wisdom. I am so thankful for the time I spent in prayer drawing near to the throne of grace. Christ has greatly helped me as I consider the path moving forward in ministry.

I was also asked to preach twice in the month of August. First, I had the privilege of opening God's Word to the saints at Covenant Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee. With my mind focused on prayer, I thought that it was only fitting to preach from Hebrews 4:14–4:16, "Let Us Pray!" Second, my pastors asked me to preach a sermon in a series going through Hebrews 11. You can watch my message from Hebrews 11:8-10, "Abraham: A Pilgrim Faith" (simply fast forward past the first minute of the video due to technical difficulties with your Bible open.)

Furthermore, it was my joy to lead our Gospel Community Group as we sought to reach out to our neighbors. We threw a back-to-school ice cream social at an area park and had nine people who were not a part of our church show up! Additionally, we are planning to be involved this month in a major neighborhood fall kick-off picnic, so our hope is that we can meet many more neighbors and share with them the love of Christ. Please join with us in praying that we can continue building on the relationships with those that we meet.

Finally, a brief article about my church planting internship was included in the August issue of Woman's Missionary Union's Missions Mosaic. As a result, I received birthday cards from the following churches and individuals letting me know that they were praying for me and my family:
  • A Dear Sister, Colonial Beach VA
  • A Dear Sister, Conway SC
  • A Dear Sister, Decatur GA
  • A Dear Sister, Enterprise AL
  • A Dear Sister, Jasper GA
  • A Dear Sister, Milam TX
  • A Dear Sister, Nashville TN
  • A Dear Sister, Owensville MO
  • A Dear Sister, Rydal GA
  • A Dear Sister, Spartanburg SC
  • A Dear Sister, Transylvania LA
  • A Dear Sister, Warrensburg MO
  • 411 Chapel Baptist Church, Madisonville TN
  • Alpharetta First Baptist Church, Alpharetta GA
  • Alum Spring Baptist Church, Culpeper VA
  • Anacoco First Baptist Church, Anacoco LA
  • Baptist Temple Church, Victoria TX
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church, East Durbin GA
  • Cedar Bluff Baptist Church, Falcon MO
  • Center Grove Baptist Church, Rock Spring GA
  • Charleston First Missionary Baptist Church, Dawson Springs KY
  • Charles Town Baptist Church, Charles Town WV
  • Chesterfield Baptist Church, Chesterfield SC
  • Crane First Baptist Church, Crane MO
  • Cross Memorial Baptist Church, Morgantown NC
  • East Park Avenue Baptist Church, Norton VA
  • Eubank Baptist Church, Eubank KY
  • Fairview Baptist Church, Woodville TX
  • Fellowship Baptist Church, Bitam AL
  • First Baptist Church, Cabot AR
  • First Baptist Church, Drakesboro KY
  • First Baptist Church, Huntsville AL
  • First Baptist Church, Lecanto FL
  • First Baptist Church, Mount Olive AL
  • First Baptist Church, Old Fort NC
  • First Baptist Church, Raytown MO
  • First Baptist Church, Siloan Springs AR
  • Flippin Memorial Baptist Church, Mount Airy NC
  • Friendship Baptist Church, California MO
  • Friendship Baptist Church, Warner Robins GA
  • Hillister Baptist Church, Hillister TX
  • Kirby Baptist Church, Gaffney SC
  • Kirvin Baptist Church, Kirvin TX
  • Lone Oak Baptist Church, Paducah KY
  • LaFayette Baptist Church, LaFayette KY
  • Lanier Baptist Church, Baton Rouge LA
  • Lime Branch Baptist Church, Cedartown GA
  • Lone Oak Baptist Church, Robbinsville NC
  • McRae First Baptist Church, McRae GA
  • Milford Baptist Church, Leary GA
  • Miracle Baptist Church, LaVergne TN
  • Mount Hermon Baptist Church, Taylorsville NC
  • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Austell GA
  • Northvale Baptist Church, Harrison AR
  • Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove MO
  • Second Baptist Church, Dyersburg TN
  • Springdale Baptist Church, Dublin GA
  • Trinity Baptist Church, Wynne AR
  • University Baptist Church, Arlington TX
  • Vista Baptist Church, Belen NM
  • Zion Hill Baptist Church, Cabot AR
As you can tell by the length of this list, I am simply overwhelmed by the encouragement and support that my family has received this past month!



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