I’m learning more about how relationships, finances and faith intertwine. As Christians, sometimes we tend to ramp up our faith when our finances become a challenge. But our faith should always be the driving force in everything we do. “Whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” Romans 14:23b ESV
Training and Coaching
I hope to be using my training to help others with broken relationships with God, self, or others which are a source of many problems including finances. When traveling throughout Middle Tennessee last year, the number of small rural congregations with hard working bi-vocational pastors touched me and challenged me. I’d like to share with the people in these churches how faith, finances and relationships relate. I’d like to be a resource and encouragement to these pastors. Training as a facilitator for Faith and Finances started March 9th and will continue until the middle of April. Coaching skills training is ongoing.
Priscilla is going to Israel
So, why is Priscilla going to a dangerous part of the world for 10 days? To encourage brothers in sisters who live there all the time. This is a real step of faith for Priscilla.
“I made a new friend at Bible study. She talked about wanting to go to Israel after she had participated in a Beth Moore study. She wanted her husband to go. But due to work responsibilities he could not go. Then a trip to Israel on July 1st – 11th, 2015 was announced. The team will visit wonderful Bible sites all over Israel to see biblical history, and serve at the same time. Lee suggested that I pray about going and attend the informational meeting.
I will be staying at Baptist Village and helping prepare meals. Also going is the lady from my Bible study group, whose husband could not go. I would like to see the places where Jesus lived. “
Will you consider praying for Priscilla and the team? And if you are able to help financially, your generosity is appreciated. The cost of the trip is $2600. My desire is for Priscilla to have a spiritually rewarding and productive trip. We’ve enclosed an envelope if you can help with this special opportunity. (Please make check payable to Brentwood Baptist Church).
Thank you for your prayers
Thank you for your faithful support. God has blessed us in big and little ways. We are hosting 10 family members for an overnight stay in April. At the local thrift store we were looking for extra towels. The inventory was low but a volunteer (whom we know) told us to stop by her house. She had a bunch of towels she was planning to donate. God recognizes your acts of kindness and generosity, big or small as a demonstration of the love of Christ for others. Be a blessing to someone today!