Dear Pastors, Missionaries, Chaplains and friends,
Steve here…I just spent this past weekend speaking at our Fellowship Prairie Region’s Pastors and wives retreat in Canmore, Alberta. It was a joy for Marilyn and me to be with some really choice servants. One of my messages focused on Jehovah-Rapha. The Lord is a God who “heals”. Praise God.
I have been recently praying for some in our Fellowship family who are struggling with significant health issues. Illness seems to be so prevalent among the leaders in our Fellowship. Some of the stories are heart-breaking. Today, I want to leave you with a heart-warming story of one of our pastors, Andrew Gordon. Andrew pastors Chartwell Baptist Church, Clarkson Village in Oakville, ON. He has undergone a significant year of illness, healing and convalesces. We brought him to your attention for prayer via our Thursday “Fellowship Happenings” email several months ago.
Recently, Pastor Andrew sent an update praise letter to his church family and friends. I found his letter so insightful, honest and uplifting that I asked Andrew if I could share it with you today. He graciously gave me permission.
I encourage you to read the letter in the attachment… it will warm your heart. For those in our Fellowship family who are not well or know someone struggling with their health, my desire is that Andrew’s letter will bring you hope today.
Have a blessed week, Steve Jones (click on file below to read this letter)