Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sagemont Baptist Church - Houston, TX

Yesterday was another great day! We had a wonderful time with the people from Sagemont Baptist Church in Houston. We were picked up from the hotel by Randy and Nancy Alexander who were our hosts for the day. They are a great couple who truly love the Lord and were very hospitable to us. We had lunch at Texas Land and Cattle Company with some of the other newly appointed missionaries along with the hosts from Sagemont. It was an enjoyable time getting to know them, and seeing that they truly have a heart for missions.

Last night Sagemont had a Missions Celebration in which we participated. The format was similar to the Appointment Service, but they gave us a little longer to speak since there were not as many of us. It was great sharing with them, and being blessed to be a part of the service. I hope the church was able to see that there is nothing super spiritual about any of us. We have all had challenges and struggles and even times when we ran from God's calling on our lives. Yet, here we are - and I pray that God will use each of us for His glory.

Sagemont is a very unique church. The church was started in the 60's and has steadily grown over the past 40 years. The founding pastor is still the pastor. They say, "he's the best pastor the church has ever had!" The church has always been committed to being debt free, and never pass an offering plate. In spite of not passing an offering plate, the church is a very giving church. They have a sweet spirit which is obvious by spending time with the staff and lay members.

We were up very early this morning - 4:30 am - and left the hotel at 5:00 am. Our flight was at 7:30 am this morning. We were back in Nashville at 9:20 am, and I was eating lunch at school with Christian at 11:45 am for her Thanksgiving meal. Isn't air travel amazing!?

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