I pray you are having a blessed summer and that you will experience a great fall harvest. In John 4:35-36, the Lord Jesus said, "35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together." I believe we are heading into a great new season and we need to stir ourselves to see as the Lord Jesus tells us to in these verses.
I am writing to you to let you know of some changes that are taking place in my life and ministry. On Sunday, July 28th, I set in my son, Joshua, as Lead Pastor of New Life Church. I did this in obedience to the direction of the Lord. This has been in the works for over a year and the Lord let us know this was His Will for this next season of ministry.
I am not retiring but moving into another phase of the ministry. In Acts 13:1-2, we see the Lord changing the ministry of Paul and Barnabas. The Lord has changed my ministry from pastoring to going out with a message to stir churches and challenge believers to become influencers in the Kingdom of God. Bonnie and I are now setting up meetings and are excited about this new season in our lives.
With that change, we will also be devoting more time to do meetings, retreats and making myself available to minister. We look forward to setting up meetings where we can come together for refreshing and encouragement.
I want to, again, let you know that I am here for you and am always ready to join my faith with you. I look forward to great days ahead and I continue to pray that God's very best will be yours.