Word of Encouragement

Carrell Boyd, Emphasis Director


   It is my hope that this newsletter finds you and your family doing well.  As the Emphasis Director for the Follow God’s Plan Campaign, I want to encourage each of you to be open to God’s vision for the future of Southside Baptist Church.  We have a wonderful opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting times in the history of this great church of God.   Therefore, I am  asking that each one of you commit to spending special time daily in prayer for our church and specifically for your role in supporting the construction of the Southside Family Life Center.

   Southside Baptist Church has a history that has enriched the lives of individuals and families in our area for over a half century.  We have a tradition that is rich in preaching and spreading the gospel in order that souls could and would be saved with all credit going to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

There are many individuals in the past that spent a tremendous amount of time in prayer and commitment to seek God’s direction for the future.  It took great courage to build the first sanctuary on this campus.  Several years later, this church was spiritually led to build the current sanctuary that we worship in today.  Now, God is spiritually leading us to build a new Family Life Center to be a beacon of light for not only now, but also for future generations to come.

   I encourage each of you to pray earnestly for the Southside Baptist Church family to embrace this opportunity that is before us.  Please pray daily for God’s will to be accomplished in this endeavor.  Brother Baxter and the Deacon Body recommended this vision, our church body voted overwhelmingly to proceed, and we are now ready to take the next step in securing the funding to construct our new facility. 

   In the coming days, you will have several opportunities to hear all about the campaign and the next steps for our church family.  It is my sincere hope that each of you will willingly come aboard as we embark on a spiritual journey that will have an eternal impact for generations to come.  Please be reminded that everything we have has come from God. When we give back to God a portion of what He has given us, we are the ones that receive the blessings in our life.  We simply can’t out-give God!  God bless each of you as you pray about your commitment.

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