Pastor's Corner

Hello Church Family!

We had a very successful Youth Outreach Friday, April 29th showing the movie “To Save a Life” with an awesome hamburger cookout.  I am really proud and impressed by the investment of time and effort of so many of the congregation to make this kickoff for the Youth Ministry of this church a night to remember for our youth in the community.  23 youths came out, 15 committed to following Jesus, and 9 want to go to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp this June.  I believe we all can call that a successful kickoff!

So, I used the word “investment” to get across the idea of the commitment that so many of you put into this event.  To clearly understand what I believe was the importance of this event, let me point out the definition of the word “investment” according to my 1909 2nd Edition Noah Webster Dictionary: to commit to another to cause an effect.  In taking that definition to heart, the investment we all did on April 29th needs to be ongoing.  I want to challenge the entire church to commit to helping this vital part of church ministry.  This may include investing time, work, mentoring, financial support, and most importantly, prayer.  The youth of this community is our future in which we all will stand one day and they are indeed a great investment!

Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” You might be saying to yourself, “Well, those are not my children.”  The Apostle Paul had no children of his own, but his love and concern for Timothy was so great he referred to Timothy as his son.  This church needs to adopt all the youth of Fort Davis and Jeff Davis County in the spirit of love.  We all can take part in some form or fashion to “train up” the youth of our community.  We certainly can mentor the ones who call First Baptist Church of Fort Davis their church home.  I am asking all of us to come together to support what could very well become the new youth ministry of this church.  Surely this could be an investment with great rewards!

 

God bless you all for your love and support of this church!

Pastor Paul