It’s been a crazy few months.
Covid hit us all, and changed the entire world in a span of days.
The economy has struggled, and many of us have faced insolvency.
In my own life, my church has gone through a struggle. We face the same difficulties as others, but in addition our faithful pastor of the last ten years, Mike Richter, has decided to retire and move to be with his family in Kentucky. In the four months since, I and a couple other men have filled the pulpit and directed the church.
It’s tough. It’s frustrating to try and lead in concert with a group of guys, at the same time as it would be impossible to handle it without them. We work at cross-purposes sometimes. We have different ideas of what should be done and how. But we also need each other, and our friendship and support for each other is what carries us through the toughest times.
But it’s also exciting. I’m getting to see parts of the ministry that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’m helping to make decisions for the future of my church. I am working with my brothers to continue the battle.
At the same time, I’ve started a new job, and am working hard there–being stretched and pushed every day in my new role. I’m officially a Systems Administrator! SysAdmin is the title I wanted as a young IT guy, and it is pretty gratifying to officially be able to add it to my resume.
The website building side of things has fallen by the wayside through all of this, but now I’m working to bring that back to the fore. Building websites is deeply satisfying for me, and I’m really looking forward to continuing to grow my skills and this ministry.
2020 has been weird, wild, worrisome… and wonderful. Praise the Lord for His goodness, and for the adventures He gives!
I look forward to seeing what’s next!