A Thankful Heart This Christmas

7 Dec

Christmas OrnamentBefore I say another word, I want to tell each and every one of you reading this blog note —God is faithful to those who put thier confidence and complete trust in him! I am more convinced than ever before–our God is intimately acquainted with every single detail of our lives. He knows where we are and where we’re headed. He knows what we need, when we need it, and he longs to hear the faith-filled prayers of those who cry out to him day and night. Sorry Mr. Trump–but our God is simply the best!

This past year has been an amazing year of personal growth for Janet and I. In January of this year, after nearly 27 years, we stepped down from our position as Sr. Pastor of Raleigh Christian Community ( RCC ) Church , in order to begin the next phase of life and ministry, encouraging and equipping  pastors and church planters across the state of North Carolina and beyond. Was it tough leaving close friends and family behind? Sure. Was it the right move looking back? Absolutely. We are now working directly with over 40 church planters in North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast. We love what we do and have committed ourselves to help train this next generation of  pastors and church planters for the expansion of God’s kingdom right here in NC!

I want to take these last few lines to say thank you to all of our friends and family, who love us and have supported us over this last year. We couldn’t have made it without your prayer support and gifts of love toward this ministry!

Janet and I also want to say thank you to all of the pastors and  churches who believe in this unique, but much needed ministry we call ” Pastor’s Friend”. With nearly 1700 pastors per month dropping out of ministry, someone needs to step in the gap and tell them…” its gonna be alright”…and stand with them when they go through tests and trials that only a seasoned pastor can understand and appreciate.

So , in this Christmas season , Janet and I want to simply say…THANK YOU! May you be touched by the Spirit of God this Christmas season and truly know the joy and peace that comes from knowing Jesus Christ–the Savior King!

Much love from our house to yours this Christmas Season ,

Jim and Janet Kelly

Pastor’s Friend Ministries/ P.O. Box 1091/ Wendell NC 27591

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