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