Grace and Knowledge

Dear Zion,

Greetings in the Lord!  Samantha and I were overjoyed when the Consistory informed us that you all as a church had decided to call us to come to Zion for me to serve you as your next pastor.  I never thought I could be so excited to move to Iowa!  We eagerly await the day when we can share with you in detail all the many ways we have seen the Lord work to make this come to pass.

I was so excited when Rev. Beaty selected II Peter 3:18 to encourage you all: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”  This has always been something of a life verse for me, and there is nothing I want more Continue reading