Friday, May 5, 2017

Naomi and Austin Armour
One of the many benefits of my age (66) is that I am now given the opportunity to participate in the weddings of young people who I have watched grow up.  In recent months,  I have helped to join in matrimony my niece, Brianna Nicole 
Thomason to Richard Molina-Kammeraad and Rachel Fellows to Jordan Hill and Abigail Fellows to Zackary Hammock and most recently, Austin Armour to Naomi Hereford.  All of these are people that I saw come into this world, grow up and become amazing Jesus loving adults. It is one of the greatest rewards of being a steady influence in their lives..  There have been many weddings, funerals, dedications, baptisms etc in my 45+ years of being a pastor, but nothing quite matches these decade long relationships. Now, with the coming of Rachel and Jordan's 1 years old, Dean, I am now enjoying "grand-pastor hood".  I am truly blessed!

1 comment:

  1. Love this generational aspect of the local Church. Thanks for highlighting the blessing that comes from being part of a Church family each week. It such a special thing!