he last few years I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with my son as my youth pastor. There was a time in his young life when he couldn't wait to get out of Carthage. A few years later he couldn't wait to move back here. During these years I have had the opportunity to minister with him, to study and pray with him. For those moments I will always be grateful to God. Moments come and go and my son is following where he sees the leading of God taking him and his wife. There are so many moments and opportunities ahead in his life and I know that as he surrenders those moments to God, God will do great things in his life and his future ministry.
That doesn't mean that God himself has passed on from me or the ministry of First Christian. In fact I am sure that God is opening several new doors for us here as we also move onto new opportunities. This website is one of those new opportunities to reach out, and looking at our ministries at the church and asking the question "Is this leading people closer to Christ or can we do better?" So my prayer for you is that not only will God open doors of oppportunity (he will) but that you will also have the courage to walk through those doors. I ask for your prayers for Paul and Michelle as they move on in their life with Christ and prayers for our ministry here. May we be willing to make the most of each opportunity that God gives to us.