To my brothers and sisters in Christ at Howick Baptist,
Thank you so much for the warm welcome we have already had in your church. Donelda and myself already feel at home in this church and we look forward to meeting many of you and having fellowship with you.
As the interim pastor, I want to be able to provide some form of continuity over the next few months as you look for a new pastor. My prayer is that you will continue to be taught the Word of God well – that the glorious gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ will be proclaimed and that you will continue to grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
While I am here part-time, I want to be able to shepherd the flock and for people who want to come and have a chat, I will endeavour to be here on Tuesday and Thursdays.
One of my favourite verses is found in Colossians 1:28-29:
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
This I will endeavour to do while I am here.
Please pray for me and Donelda as we serve you. Please make yourself known to us for we love getting to know people. Even though Donelda is unable to speak, she can communicate and so would love you to come and talk to her.
We pray that God will bless our time with you –
Ministering together for the gospel,