God’s Deep Peace in Jesus Go With You 

If anything, I want to say to all of you to “keep on keeping on” in the Lord! This congregation has been one of the healthiest I have served throughout my ministry. It has been a real pleasure to serve you with the saving Gospel these past months. 

Paul the apostle was deeply fond of the Philippian church as one can see in his letter to them. Philippians 1:3–5 (ESV): 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” (It was that partnership that sustained Paul while he was in prison.) 

Although I’m not in prison, I do want to emphasize that I have felt such partnership here among you. Like Paul, I sense that God’s love for you is deep and rich and sustainable. What a Christian witness you are as a congregation! And the partnership I have had among you has been that of the Gospel and it continues with me even though I’ll be in San Antonio now. 

The unity that we have is a sign that Christ is alive and that Our Savior, being members of Christ, continues its mission here in Live Oak County, TX strongly and faithfully. 

As you continue Christ’s mission here, please know that I remain your brother and that as partners In Christ, our witness to others of the reconciliation God has brought in Jesus engenders joy and hope for others as well. 

God’s peace, 
Pr. George