First of all, Barbara and I want to thank each of you for the warm welcome and support as we transitioned to this District, we greatly appreciate it! I am praying that God will impress upon each of us on what He will have us do to hasten the soon Coming of Jesus. Barbara and my hearts desire is to assist you in anyway that we can to make His soon return a reality. As we occupy until He comes, I want to encourage each of us to: keep our eyes upon Jesus, fight the good fight of faith, and forever keep the joy of the Lord ever before us, on this journey called life. As we are settling in and almost unpacked, God is continually confirming that He has wonderful things in store for the PA Conference and more specifically, the Everett church. It has been a blessing getting to know each of you, and am looking forward to making many memories throughout each day that God blesses us with. I would like to leave you with a favorite quote of mine, and I pray that it will bless you as much as it has me throughout the years in my ministry.
In choosing men and women for His service, God does not ask whether they possess learning or eloquence or worldly wealth. He asks: “Do they walk in such humility that I can teach them My way? Can I put My words into their lips? Will they represent Me?”—Testimonies for the Church 7:144
May God bless and keep you until we meet again!
Pastor Don Ball