We are close to wrapping up our series in Ruth, When God Intersects our Ordinary. I trust you have been able to see how gracious and loving our Lord is through what He did in the lives of Ruth, her mother-in-law Naomi, and Boaz to what He does on a regular basis in our own lives! Boaz was the Kinsman-Redeemer for Ruth and Naomi. God continued the family line for Christ to ultimately come as our Kinsman-Redeemer! There really is something beautiful about the name of Jesus!
Not only do we see the Lord’s hand of providence in the story of Ruth, but we also see it here at First Baptist Gallatin. The Lord has blessed us with yet another fantastic staff addition in Savanna Evans! We voted Sunday, March 12, to call Savanna as our full-time Minister to Children. We have a super group of lay leaders who work hard every week to serve our kiddos, and I want you each to know how grateful we are for you!
I don’t believe in chance, luck, or accidents when it comes to the Lord’s Kingdom work. The fact that Coach Richard Stephenson ran into Savanna at an event on New Year’s Day, and he found out that she was living with the widow of a lifelong friend and that she was a children’s minister serving with Brentwood Baptist, was not by accident. Savanna will make a fantastic addition to our team, and what a great team we have.
A welcome reception for Savanna is scheduled for Sunday, March 26, in the fellowship hall immediately following Renew. The reception is potluck; bring a dish, and let’s celebrate Savanna, and officially welcome her to First Baptist Gallatin!
Finally, I want to thank Jim and Linda Daniels as well as our entire Ecuador Mission team for putting the Gospel into action this past week! The Lord did some amazing things, and we are so thankful for your support and your prayers.