I want to thank each of you for your faithfulness in serving the Lord and your church during this unprecedented year of lock downs, social distancing, masks, hand sanitizer, fist and elbow bumps, drive-in church, live stream worship and online giving. All these things have taken their toll on worship attendance and all the in person ministries and activities of the church. Not to mention all the things that have affected us personally, things like: school closures; online learning; Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings; shortages of sanitizing wipes, toilet paper and a whole host of other things. I am so glad through all of this God is still on His Throne and He has brought us to where we are now. All of our churches are now having in person worship and a number are having Sunday School, Senior Adult, college, youth and children’s ministries.
Let me encourage you and your church family to seek opportunities to care for those who have been hit hard by this virus. Some have lost loved ones because of it, others have large medical bills, some have lost their jobs, while others are struggling to make ends meet. As we care for them in acts of kindness and show the love of Jesus and share the Gospel, lives will be changed.
Please pray with me that in 2021 we will see the elimination of the Coronavirus. Pray with me also that our churches will see a return to pre-COVID attendance in worship and all ministries.
Kay and I pray you and your family will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Serving alongside you,