We've been without a pastor at our small country church for about a year now. When our last pastor decided to take a position in Ohio, we were left with the task of finding a new pastor to fill the pulpit. (Since we are a non-denominational church, we are responsible for going through the process of hiring a pastor on our own.) The last time we did this five years ago, the process was fairly smooth and moved along quickly. That was not the case this time. Our Pastor Search Committee has been working for over a year on the process, and have gone through hundreds of resumes. In the meantime, we needed someone to preach.
Knowing the directors at God's Mountain Camp, the church asked if anyone would be available to fill the pulpuit until we hired a new pastor. That's where Josiah comes in. Long story short, the Lord has used him in ways that he will probably never understand. He's been such a blessing to our little church. I have stacks of sermon notes that I hope to get organized this summer. He brought out verses and stories from the Bible and presented them in ways that I had never thought of.
Don't worry....he wasn't preaching here, just talking about basketball again. :)
Since he loves basketball and coaches a high school team, we presented a signed basketball to him this morning during Sunday School.
As you can see, we're a pretty informal little group. :)
Then we had some fancy breakfast rolls & chatted it up before church.
Sorry....I could't resist!
Thank you to those that were there this morning for putting up with me and my picture taking. :)
Thank you, Josiah, for teaching me how greatly unbalanced my life should
be, since it should be focused on Heaven and putting Christ first in
all that I do.
It wouldn't be my family if somone wasn't cracking up! :)
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 Thessalonians 3:5