Greetings

Greetings Riverchase family! I am delighted to be serving you this summer as the pulpit ministry intern! It is a great privilege to be here alongside you all and to continue to learn and grow. Although there are many who know me very well, I would like for you to know some things about me. […]

Greetings Riverchase family! I am delighted to be serving you this summer as the pulpit ministry intern! It is a great privilege to be here alongside you all and to continue to learn and grow. Although there are many who know me very well, I would like for you to know some things about me. I love BBQ. I could eat BBQ for every meal for weeks, and I would be happy as a clam! My mortal enemies are Brussels sprouts. I will not eat them. I will not eat them with a fox, on a train, or any other way that Dr. Seuss may have thought of. One of my best friends is my bow and arrow. We have been friends since my Freshman year of High School, and we hang out almost every day.
As I am introducing myself, I would like to share one of my favorite Bible verses. 2nd Timothy 2:2 says, “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (ESV). As a preacher and minister, this verse hits home. But this verse does not apply only to preachers and ministers. It is easy to keep the word of God to ourselves in order to enhance our own lives. Instead, the word of God is for others as well. We all have the opportunity to affect the lives of others, and to pass down the things we have been given by those who have gone before us.
As we begin the summer together, let us all remember to be mindful of the needs of others. Let us remember to pass on those things that have been given to us by those who have loved and invested in us. Let us give as we have been given.

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