“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” Romans 10:14-15
16 October, 2019
Dear Friends, Good news; is there any of us who do not love to receive good news? When we learn of a test that was passed, an honor bestowed, a new life coming into the world, we rejoice and give thanks. We all need to hear good news, especially during difficult seasons.
The best news that we can give others is that Jesus Christ loves us, guides us, saves us and is a constant friend in times of need. I have been so happy as I have gathered with many of you in our church conferences to hear of your efforts to share this good news with youth, children and adults in your community. These efforts are bearing fruit!
Recently, I heard about the three youth and one adult who have been baptized or confirmed at the Ellsworth UMC. I heard four people decide to join the People’s UMC in Greenville right as we were discussing membership in the church conference. I heard about the active Sunday School program at Dover Foxcroft UMC and so many other ways we are sharing the good news in our district.
If the Scripture rings true, there are a lot of great looking feet here in Northern Maine. Thank you for telling your stories, for giving your testimonies and for telling your friends and neighbors the good news. It is an honor and a privilege to serve Christ with you.
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