Yesterday we celebrated four years of being the pastor of The Pentecostal Church. What a great time we had. As I reminisced about the past four years I thought, “we sure have not been lazy”. This church, along with us has been extremely busy. God has been so good to us. He has blessed us with a phenomenal people. If I began to tell you about all of them it would take up way to much space. Suffice it to say that The Pentecostal Church family are incredible people of God. Their love for God, each other, the lost and their pastor and myself is sometimes overwhelming. I love them with a love that I cannot describe in words.
We had incredible church yesterday. From the very first note on the instruments to the very last prayer in the altar service, the presence of the Lord was with us. Bro. and Sis. Gurley from Houston was our special guest speaker and we were not disappointed. Bro. Gurley was full of the anointing and preached awesome. One lady was filled with the Holy Ghost!
After the service we enjoyed a time of eating and fellowship with our church family. This is always a highlight for us. We love to fellowship with our people and just enjoy being together as the family of God. Sis. Christina and Sis. Tena did an great job putting this all together. The young people served and cleaned up and did an excellent job. Several of the people spoke of us and how they felt. It was very touching and very humbling to us. Then they presented us with a gift certificate to be able to get away for a few days of relaxation to the Woodside Hotel of our choosing. These are very elegant, distinguished and gracious places in California. We are looking forward to those days. How thoughtful this was. Thank you again, church family. You are the best! Thank you for a great 4 years! We love YOU!
Today we were able to spend a good portion of our day with Ken and Tessie before they had to leave to fly back to Houston. We have been friends with the Gurley’s for 30 years and always enjoy the time we get to spend together. We had a very relaxing day with them. We went over to Santa Cruz and tried a new restaurant (to us), “The Crows Nest”. It is right on the Santa Cruz Harbor and was an absolutely perfect day. Then we tried to watch a few surfers but there was just no waves to speak of today. That’s unusual. However, we still enjoyed the beauty of the ocean scenery. And being with friends makes it even better. Can you believe I forgot to take my camera along today?
I thank the Lord for friends, family and our precious church family. He has been better to me than I deserve but I love Him for it. 🙂
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THANK YOU, for a GREAT 4 years!