And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:3-6)

Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:6)

Monday, March 9, 2009

FBC Maryville and Fred Winters

Thank you for visiting this blog. I ask for prayer for several to persevere. The first is the Winters family who's leader, Fred Winters was shot and killed during a worship service yesterday. He leaves behind a wife and two girls. Fred was a man of integrity and humility. He would treat everyone with respect and reached across denominational lines.

Pray for his extended family, the people of FBC Maryville. For 22 years Fred was their pastor. We know God works all things together for good, and we know Satan prowls about like a roaring lion. Pray for those whom struggle and are in danger of falling away.

Pray for the shooter and his family. All will be devastated as they walk upon this earth.

Pray for my church. We are local to Maryville and received news within a very short time of hte shooting. It has affected the hearts of many, and yet soon many will go back to business as usual. Pray we all, each day, examine ourselves taking stock of the works of God.

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