Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Apostle Paul wrote the following words to the Philippians, Christians who lived in Philippi. “I thank God for you every time I think of you; and every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the Gospel from the very first day until now!” (Philippians 1:3-5) Paul’s letter to the Philippians was written to the first church that Paul established on European soil, in the Roman province of Macedonia.
Because I am not able to write a personal thank you to each of you, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely say “Thank you!” As Paul thanked God for the people of Philippi, I thank God for you. You, too, have helped me in the work of the Gospel from the very first day. You have been supportive, encouraging, and willing to participate in the ministries of our church by your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. You have helped to further God’s work in the church and to reach out to those in need. “For you have all shared with me in this privilege that God has given me.” (Philippians 1:7)
Together may we continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and continue to reach out to others in God’s love.
And All God’s Children said,