With a five-year span between being a pastor and not, we have been blessed to be asked to become part of the congregation of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. We are so excited to be a part of this loving group. They ministered to me in so many ways during my mother's illness and passing, and I was going to be very sad if we were not going to stick around.
Several months ago, after a few years of having no God-given desire to pastor a church, the desire came back. Not only to Brad but to me as well. After we left the congregation in Alabama that we loved so much, we had a hard time finding our place. We tried home church for a few months but soon realized that it was not for us. We visited another church for a year or two and then later ended up at First Baptist, which was an excellent fit for our family. Then in the late summer of 2012, Brad was called to be interim pastor at a local church that was searching for a full-time minister. We stayed there for eight months and were a little sad when it was over. We realized just how much we missed it. About three months later, we were at Mt. Carmel as interim, and now we officially get to stay.
Last Sunday, they welcomed us with a huge banner on the side of the church -
and a lunch after morning services - complete with a Texas Longhorn cake. :)
These people have huge hearts, and I know that it's not just my family that they
minister to - they take care of anyone that they know has a need.....
John 13:35 ----- > By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
We're looking forward to loving others with them and pray that God is glorified in all things.
1 Chronicles 10:31 ----- > So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.