The Witness – April 5-11, 2015

Farewell and Hello!

There is no way I can even begin to describe the impact of the day Sunday. However I must make a few comments. Sunday morning was an appropriate farewell with many guests, remembrances, 3 baptisms, and much worship.

We registered 70 children for the Easter Egg hunt with a total of 150 in attendance on a blustery crisp afternoon! Sunday night’s farewell was shared by many. The food was great the fellowship even greater. We had opportunities to share from our heart. The day was truly described as “bittersweet” by several as we said farewell to Walnut Street Baptist Church and hello to our new beginning.

The words Pam White shared with us Sunday night is a challenge for each of us.

I see today as the launching pad for the future God has for Walnut Street Baptist Church. We are taking the steps which will be the next generation’s memories 50 years from now. As we move to our new location, we will face inconveniences and unexpected hurdles. I want to challenge the congregation to meet these with unity. When you see a problem that you can quietly fix without voicing a complaint–go for it! When you see a problem that you cannot fix, wait patiently without whining. Encourage those who have worked tireless hours to lead us this far, and follow their leadership with grateful hearts. God’s future for us is about far more than our comfort and convenience; it is about reaching others with the gospel and growing the kingdom. Together–let’s go get ’em!

We Labor Together With God, Wes