If you would, please pray for the elders of Hope Presbyterian Church as they gather for an overnight retreat at Dayspring Episcopal Conference Center in Ellenton. We are praying that this would be a time of encouragement for us, as well as a time of growing unity of purpose and vision. We hope to spend much time in prayer and in discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of our ministry.

I am increasingly thankful for the elders of this church. They are not men gathered to give unquestioning assent to my plans. They are rather godly men who seek the best for Christ’s church. We are not perfect. We see our weaknesses. But I’m grateful for men who challenge me and upon whom I can lean for encouragement and direction.