Ministry has always been part of my life. I know what it is like to live in a glass house while having your parents lead a church. We tend to keep any type of personal struggles very private. If you have ever been a pastor then you understand. If you were raised as a pastor’s child then you understand.
However, we have been blessed to know what it is like to be raised with a church family who loves you. A church family who encourages you. A church family who supports you. A church family who prays for you. A church family who helped guide and mold our lives.
Our biggest struggle in Guatemala has been to find a church family. A family who will walk through the good times and the bad times. A family who knows all of your imperfections and yet loves you anyways. Like many of you, we took the security of community for granted. But you don’t truly know the value of community until it is gone.
Fellowship and community with a church family is beyond important! A family who does life with you. A family who accepts you just the way you are–the good, the bad, the ugly.
We are grateful to have Friendship Baptist continue to love on us 2500 miles away. We are grateful to have them intercede for us. We are grateful for the support, encouragement, and prayers!
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.