This week is a special week for Effie and me.
30 years ago, our Lord sent us to Temple Baptist Church. We knew that it was a great privilege to be used by Him to be a part
of one of His great churches. We looked forward to His work in our lives and through our lives. We still praise Him for the
opportunity that He has given us to be a part of His great work.
we came here, we applied the letters of JOY to our lives and ministry. Jesus, Others, and You in that order will always work
and I must say has worked for us.
(Jesus) We have preached Christ
and the wonderful salvation that He has made available to all who call on Him. We have seen many saved and have wonderful
memories of lives changed by the great power of God. When we put Jesus first He will put us first. We enjoy the many blessings
that come from His throne.
(Others) Jesus came to seek and to save
that which was lost. If we abide in Him than we will be involved in His work. He put others before himself in life. "Others
Lord, yes others, let my motto be. Help me to live for others that I might live like thee."
(Yourself) To be successful in the work of the Lord we must learn to take care of oneself. "Building
up yourselves in the most holy faith" is an essential element. God has taught us much as we have served him. We are eternally
grateful for the opportunity.
Thanks to our great church for all
the love and support, we have received through the years. We look forward to His continued blessings every day.