We had our first official Sunday at our new church on Oct 17, and this was a poem written and read by one of the members.
THE SEARCH ENDS AND HISTORY BEGINS
Benui Baptist Church
Has ended its important search
For on this October 17, 2010 day
A new chapter of Benui history makes headway.
We extend a warm welcome to you
John Heuermann and your crew.
As Benui's first minister of youth
This is a long awaited moment of truth.
May God be your guide
And bless this uncharted ride.
The Benui family offers a helping hand
And unending prayers to make this venture grand.
Let hearts be open to this new fresh road.
May success and God's love explode.
We praise God for leading John to Benui.
Lord bless this youth program-to you we glorify.
-Jo Ellen Caldwell-
How's that for a welcome! Plus we got a fried chicken dinner, can't beat that.
It's just hard to believe that 18 months ago John was laid off work and we had no idea what would happen next. We never imagined we'd be where we are now though. Three months before that, the Lord gave me a verse Jer. 29:11...For I know the plans I have for you....I even wrote in my journal that I had a feeling we were going to go thru some tough times and He must want me to remember that He had a plan for a future and a hope. God is always faithful, even when we aren't. His ways are not our ways and I praise Him for that. Our future and hope is so much much brighter and more enjoyable now. To God be the Glory!