Monday, September 22, 2008

Email from Pastor Paul to the church

Good morning Calvary Santa Fe and good evening Pena Blanca

I want to let you know what is going on with my health and my return to the pulpit. As you know my health took a turn for the worse on Sunday August 24th. I am doing all I can by God's grace to obtain a diagnosis, seeing new doctors, having tests done, etc. As I continue to regain some strength I will attend church services and eventually teach again. I can't say exactly when that will be, but God's timing is perfect - Amen?

In the meantime please honor God's sovereign plan by growing in godliness, holiness and humility. Be patient with the process, and ask God to bless this time I am away. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Don't allow the enemy to distract you with worrying about tomorrow. Jesus said Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." He also said He would build His church and the gates of Hades would not prevail. I completely trust the Lord in the midst of my suffering, please do the same, and pray for myself, Wendy , Samuel, and Cameron.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls-Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

We have a blog site at calvarypastors.blogspot.com, I will be posting my progress on the site as well as here in our church. I love you with all of my heart, and look forward to returning to the pulpit soon.

All for His glory,
Paul

1 comment:

Luci said...

Paul and Wendy... you and your family are always in our prayers. We pray that you will return to the pulpit very soon.... and in good and renewed health. We love you guys! Leonard and Luci Maestas