"The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath" (Mark 2:27). The word sabbatical is related to the word Sabbath. I am taking a sabbatical beginning April 2, 2018 through July 2, 2018. As I approached this time of rest, I started making a to-do list. Needless to say, it had become quite a lengthy list. While in prayer, the Lord revealed to me that the sabbatical time was not a to-do list but a list of things I would like to do. The list included visiting family, in particular my sisters who live in Buffalo. I will also be traveling to New Zealand to see my daughter Jesse and her husband Waldo. A sabbatical is often used to spend time studying. In prayer, it was revealed to me that I was going to study as I never had before. I am not exactly sure what that means but I am pretty sure it doesn’t mean with a freshly sharpened pencil and a new composition book.
I am so grateful for this time of rest. I am looking forward to returning with fresh energy, a renewed sense of purpose as well as a fresh vision for the ministries with which I am involved and oversee. During my sabbatical, Abigail Klein will continue as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator, shepherding our Sunday School program and coordinating childcare needs for special events. For prayer needs, please call the church office for a pastoral appointment with Joe or Josh. You may also receive prayer on Sunday mornings.
Yours in Christ,
Children's Ministry Director
The Apostles Healing Center Director