September 5, 2023
Dear Partners and Co-workers in God’s field,
In my Senior Year of Bible College, I was an intern at my home church. I had confessed to one of the pastors that it had been a very hard week. I will never forget what he said: “If church work was easy, everyone would do it.”
As a pastor in the Hill, not one week goes by without some form of earthly or spiritual skirmish. (“We do not wrestle against blood and flesh,” Ephesians 6:12). My call as a pastor in the Hill is to be in the midst of their battles, messiness, and struggles—every day. On call at all times. Present among them in their own neighborhoods, on the streets and sidewalks, at their kitchen tables. This is what you enable in your kind financial partnership—a pastor and wife living among those often forgotten by the world, and sadly, often by the church. I have mentioned this before: most pastors in communities like the Hill do not live in the community. Your support makes it possible for us to live in their midst, as neighbors—a present pastor and wife. Trust me—they notice.
I used to work in the social action world, basically 9 to 5 and off on the weekends . . . I got to go home . . . here, I live . . . I am here 24/7 because it’s my home. Thank you for making this possible.
This season of ministry has been both exhilarating and exhausting.
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