From Your Pastor's Heart
Well, I feel like I have been gone for a long time but I am very glad to be back here with you this morning. I am also extremely grateful for our church staff. I didn’t have to worry about anything at all while I was away. Thank you, guys, for taking care of things. It is such a joy to know that the ministry will continue without skipping a beat.
I had the privilege of preaching one Sunday at Lux Evangelica in Genoa, Italy. This new congregation is small but devoted. Please pray for Matt and Massimo as they shepherd these young believers. Please pray that the Lord will bring to them those whom He chooses to be part of this ministry. Please pray that the gospel will go forth from that place in a mighty way and that new disciples will be made. Thank you for praying.
Of course, while I was away we lost one of our precious saints, Bob Kramer. I was grieved when I heard the news but also grateful for our certain hope we have in Christ. We will be having a memorial service for Bob this week and I’m sure you will want to be part of it. I don’t know anyone who more epitomized the greatest generation than Bob. Beyond that, he was a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. We will miss him dearly, but we will see him again! We do not grieve as those who have no hope. We have a hope that is eternal, steadfast, and sure.