From the Pastor’s Heart
The primary task of the first disciples was to witness—to tell the story of God’s love. This is also our main responsibility as a church.
The story of God’s love, as we well know, is the good news—Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. Good news is supposed to be shared. Everybody who hears good news wants to tell someone else. Surely the best news we ever heard is that God loves us and has provided a way we can enjoy a relationship with him in time and in eternity.
There are several ways we can tell this story, and you’re doing it well. If you haven’t participated in outreach visitation, I’d like to encourage you to get involved in welcoming new residents to our community. We will do this twice in May—Saturday the 4th, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Saturday the 25th, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. We take loaves of freshly-baked bread and church brochures to folks who’ve recently moved to this area. Before we ring their doorbell, they have received a letter from me welcoming them to the neighborhood. We go in teams and simply welcome them and invite them to church. The response is overwhelmingly cordial. And those who participate enjoy the experience.
I hope you will join me in this simple, effective, natural way of telling the story. The folks you meet will be glad you did … and so will you.
Pastor Johnny R. Almond
Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church
Friends on a Journey of Faith