· HillSong Church sent Candy and me away for a pastors-spouses retreat weekend at Caswell Beach. Boy did we ever need it! We spent the time getting to know other Yates Baptist Association pastors and their spouses. We played games, walked on the beach, ate seafood meditated on scripture (1 Kings 17), and even got to watch a little bit of college football. We are grateful for the way our church family blesses us and cares for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
· I want to report that I delivered 30 backpacks filled with donations from you, the HillSong Church family. I took the backpacks to the distribution point, Olive Chapel Baptist Church in Apex. From there, they will be taken to a site in Appalachia. We pray God will bless the children who receive these gifts. As I drove to Apex with the backpacks, the thought kept running through my mind, “I am on mission.” And so were you when you made your contributions.
· Another way to be on mission is to volunteer with the food pantry, Saturday, November 2. Sharing food with the hungry is Gospel work that honors the Lord and uplifts Jesus (Matthew 25:35, 40). Be here at 10am to help set up.
· One more way to spread the good news of Jesus Christ is to invite your unchurched friends to church. We all have relationships with unbelievers, beloved neighbors, friends, and family members. Be a positive, gentle, joyful representative of Jesus and as your unchurched friends respond to your good will, let them know that can know the joy that you have. And invite them to church.