Sunday morning started just like any other morning. We got to the church, and I had the privilege of preaching out of Job. God blessed us with visitors from several different places, and I was asking God to save and change people.
Sunday afternoon I had no idea that the church was planning a Pastor Appreciation Day. They were so kind and I don’t have the words to express the sweetness and kindness that we felt. It’s the greatest appreciation day we’ve ever experienced. That includes all the things that happened in Peru, which were numerous. We were astonished when we saw David Young and his family walk in and Chris Gardner and his family as well. All of our family in the U.S. was at the service and that meant more than I could ever express. Our son, David Gardner and his family, sent a video to us from Peru where they serve. Our son, Chris Gardner, preached a wonderful message that blessed me very much. The cake that Andria made was beyond description and I so much appreciated that. Everybody from every Sunday school class had encouraging things to say and I want to say thank you to each person. The children were such a blessing with their kind words, that is very much appreciated. Betty and I are both deeply honored that we get to be a part of Vision Baptist Church and that we get to serve you and our God.