November 12, 2017
Dear Grace Family and Friends,
What a thrill it was last Sunday to have over 800 people on campus for Homecoming 2017! My heart overflows with joy and thanksgiving as I reflect on all God has done here at Grace Baptist Church in the last 27 years. These truly have been the best years of my life and I am grateful to you all for the privilege of serving as your Pastor. It takes so many people working behind the scenes to facilitate this ministry. That’s especially true with Homecoming. We had 30 to 40 people here Saturday morning setting up tables and chairs and decorating for the event. During the service Sunday morning, there were at least that many people in the back getting everything organized for the meal. After lunch, there were many more who assisted with breaking everything down and returning the facility to its normal state. I get to be on the platform and receive the accolades but they are the “unsung heroes.” We couldn’t do it without them. And their efforts pay huge dividends. Where else can you see 600+ people fed in less than 30 minutes? It really is something to see. I didn’t go eat with my family first because I so enjoy getting to speak to everyone in line and observe our servants in action. It is always a healthy reminder of just how blessed I am to serve alongside so many faithful servants. I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did. But most of all, I trust we all realize how fortunate we are to be part of the work God is doing here in Evans, Georgia. Millions around the world would give everything they own to be part of such a loving fellowship. We dare not take it for granted. Rather we must pay whatever price is necessary to preserve it for future generations. I love you and am deeply honored to be your Pastor. May God richly bless you all!