Dear Praying Friends,
Thank you very much for remembering us in prayer. We thank God for giving us a nice visit with Community Baptist Church in South Riding, Virginia. God gave us wonderful times of Christian fellowship. We enjoyed telling of God's work and hearing others testify about God's work in their lives. We thank God for strong, ongoing gospel partnerships with our partnering churches.
We thank God for giving us a safe and enjoyable trip from Virginia to South Carolina. His grace is evident in the midst of our physical and spiritual weakness. We're just unworthy servants. May God be glorified in all we think, say, and do!
Luke 17:7–10 (ESV)
“Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty’.”
We are now enjoying a few days with family members in South Carolina before traveling back down to Florida. Tomorrow afternoon, Lord willing, I am heading to a church-leadership conference in Rock Hill, SC for a few days. I am going with my brother-in-law and several men from his church. I look forward to seeing how God will use this conference in specific ways as Kelly and I prayerfully prepare to be a part of church-planting ministry in Central Florida in the coming months. Kelly and the girls will be staying with my sister while I'm away at the conference.
Let's keep our eyes on Jesus!
Jay & Kelly Cross
Alexia, Isabel, Esther, Lilian, & Eliana