August 14, 2022
Dear Grace Family and Friends,
I was thrilled with the attendance at our Church wide Fellowship last Sunday night! We had well over 200 people in far less than ideal conditions. After the rain, the humidity was pretty high. And while the temperature was only 90′, that’s far less than the “comfortable” 72’ we normally maintain in the Fellowship Hall, which is our typical gathering area. And still you came. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Very few people rushed off at 7. Some stayed well past our normal departure time. That tells me you understand the importance of fellowship within the Body of Christ. Without a doubt, that is strength of Grace Baptist Church of Evans. It wouldn’t be, however, if it weren’t for you. So thank you for being willing to resist the “glass half empty” mindset and make the most of a less than ideal situation. Our contractor believes we have a chance to occupy the new building as early as March, 2023. I’m not quite that optimistic. But I am grateful to know that regardless of any inconvenience caused by the construction, our Church Family will persevere. I am forever grateful to God for the privilege of being your Pastor. I don’t know a more blessed Pastor anywhere. But I know many of them who would give anything to Pastor a Church like Grace. I can’t take any credit for the marvelous work God has done, and is doing, in our midst. For reasons I won’t fully understand till I get to heaven, He has chosen to glorify Himself in a mighty way in this place. We dare not take that for granted. It can all be lost in a matter of days. So press on to the high calling God has for us all. You’re making a difference in this world. And you’re making a huge difference in me! I love you! May God richly bless you!