Last Sunday, our deputation journey took us to a little town called Eufaula, Alabama. It was a beautiful place with historical charm, quaint shops, and even alligators. Fortunately, we didn’t see any of the latter. We did witness, however, the devastation left behind after a tornado struck the town a few months back. The firehouse and airport were mangled beyond repair. The tops of trees were snapped in half and carried away to parts unknown. It was quite a sight to behold.
We spent the weekend with the friendly people of Grace Baptist Church and were able to take part in the Sunday School and evening service by presenting our ministry and preaching/teaching. The church consists of many young people, and it was a joy to see so many little ones being raised to serve and honor God. We were overwhelmed by the generosity shown to us by the church and pastor. Not only did they reserve a nice hotel room for us for Saturday and Sunday night, but they also took us out for multiple meals (and boy, did we eat!) and provided two goodie baskets for us to take home with us (so I guess you could say we’re still eating), and presented us with a generous love offering. I took this picture of the hotel door because it’s the first time I’ve seen such a fancy establishment with such a homestyle logo. Yes, once we saw the door, we knew we had reached a new level of Southern.
We had such a great time of fellowship, particularly with Pastor Montgomery and his family. We discussed many topics and shared laughs about how Jason had nearly fallen down the steps of the platform while making a sermon illustration. It was such a joy to feel at ease and such a blessing to learn that the church decided to take us on for support. The trip, though tiring, was definitely worth it, and we feel privileged to have met so many new friends.
This coming Sunday, we’re scheduled to be in Statham, GA, so it’s sure to be another busy weekend. Jason is actually pulling triple duty as he’ll be teaching Sunday School, preaching in the AM Service, and then preaching again in the PM service. Though it’s a bit intimidating to be “that” involved, we count it as a great privilege and honor to be invited to do so. Please keep us in your prayers as we travel and present our burden.
God bless you and thank you for your prayers and support. They are appreciated more than words can say.