I have something I would like to share with you and I will try to be brief. In 2005 I became a Christian and 1 ½ years later God called me into the ministry and in 2008 I became a pastor of a local church where I served for 3 ½ years before resigning. I knew that God wanted me to continue preaching so I began to look for another church to pastor but to be perfectly honest with you I wasn’t sure that was my calling. After much prayer and soul searching I answered the call to evangelism a few months ago and I am sure in my heart that is what God has called me to do, but I had no one to teach me.
I did not know that evangelists existed anymore. I had not seen one since the 70’s. I have seen many pastors who would preach messages for revivals, but as a calling, were not evangelist. I still see that to this day. Anyway, on faith, I told some of my pastor friends and mentors that I was going to be faithful to the call and step out as an evangelist. They agreed that I had an evangelists’ heart but even they could not advise or counsel me on which way to go. So here I was, wandering in the wilderness, without direction or guidance, and then as God would have it I met you. Once again God answered my prayer. I immediately knew that we had a kindred spirit and calling: to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not only in the church but outside the boundaries of our church buildings.
I cannot tell you what a blessing you have been. Your guidance and friendship are invaluable. You have been a teacher, an encourager, and a good friend. I look forward to working together in the future and as always you and your family are in my prayers.