Katrinacus Rex

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Worker Crews Highlight
We had two groups from California come in to help us recently with recovery work. Josh Winans, pastor of First Baptist Church of Auburn flew in with his crew of tree destroyers. I thought California was known for their tree 'hugging' not their ability to make a fifty foot pine come crashing to the ground. All of these men were not only a joy to fellowship with but were hearty workers as well. Pastor Josh and myself were given the opportunity by the Lord to witness in prayer to a dying neighbor of mine and a few members of the crew were instrumental in helping to preach to the glory of Christ to a single retired Roman Catholic who has now attended services regularly since they left. God is amazing.

Led by Greg Baird, these faithful stewards spent Thanksgiving week with us. We fed about ten families on Thanksgiving and the FBCM crew were very helpful in making that happen. Not currently having deacons in our church means that we wear multiple hats so having Greg and Jonathan's deacon grace [by fixing our broken mower, readying our property, and having a "getting it done" attitude] was a huge blessing. The entire crew worked well in aiding the Lord's work here in Slidell including laboring to help an elderly couple who have no insurance, one of which suffers from the debilitation of a stroke.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35

Saturday, December 24, 2005

From Our Hearts to You on Christmas

May the peace, joy, and love of our God be yours forever and ever.

We at Sovereign Grace Fellowship look forward to worshipping with you in eternity.




Monday, December 12, 2005

West Liberty, Ohio Extends a Warm Invitation

Last week I was in Ohio ministering to Grace Chapel in West Liberty. The saints there under the leadership of Justin Erickson and his elders have become dear to our hearts at Sovereign Grace Fellowship. It was Grace Chapel that showed up not too long ago with a tractor trailer full of supplies - clothes, food, tools, etc. Along with many others who have come to our aid during this unique time, their love and support and prayers have been a sweet balm to our weary souls.

I preached both Sunday services and gave a Katrina releif work update in the evening. Meeting several of the work crew members again who came down to help us in the trenches was a joy. It is so amazing to see how our Lord weaves friendships and orchestrates His foundations of mutual edification, encouragement, and love.

Being with Justin and his wife Janna as they hosted me in their home during my stay in the beginning of winter (we don't get much snow in Louisiana) reminded me of traveling ministers from many decades ago. Providing a home away from home is no easy task and their thoughtfullness and adorable children made the distance of my own home that much shorter.