Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Heart Beat of God

As a pastor there is no greater joy than to know our church is doing what pleases God. I firmly believe that God is well pleased with a church whose thrust in ministry is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ spread around the globe through the ministry of foreign and local missions. We just completed our fifth annual missions conference. What a blessing it was to be able to spend time with some of God's choicest servants. We shared our conference with two missionary families. One whom I've known for a number of years and one I just recently became acquainted with. My soul was stirred and challenged once again as these missionaries shared their call and burden for their chosen ministries.

John and Esther Shrader, along with their eight children, are on their way to Zambia, Africa. Of course this field is dear to Kim and me because we lived there for a number of years. We know first hand what John and Esther are facing. We know the sacrifices they will have to make to live in that place. It was a sweet time of fellowship with these dear folks. You can see more about their ministry at: www.

Bob and Vicky Taylor are the directors for Heartland Baptist Missions. Their heart is to serve those families who are with their board. There is not enough space on this blog to tell you all that they do and all they need. I will leave you with just a few thoughts about these sweet friends. Bob and Vicky led a team of college students to our ministry in Ghana back in 2005. For ten days they labored and served not only my family but our church family as well. The college kids came prepared to serve and be a blessing. They were taught that by Bob and Vicky. Learn more about their mission at: www.

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."      
                                                                                3 John 4

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