From the Pastor's DeskMike Winfree, Pastor
Ten Yearsby Pastor Mike on November 1, 2020
When I was a boy I used to think time moved so slow, but, as I have gotten older I realize just the opposite is true. It’s hard to believe that Jane and I have been at Oakland 10 years. We are thankful for the years the Lord has given us here. You are good people and I tell people that wherever I go. We love you and look forward to as many years as the Lord gives us together. Thank you very much for the love gift you gave Jane and I, Sunday. I always have the outlook that the best is yet to come. We have seen dozens saved and baptized. Many have read their Bible through for the very first time. Others have developed a hunger for studying the Word. Areas of ministry have been evaluated and empowered. God has certainly blessed us spiritually.
In March, Covid-19 caused us to shut the doors and stay home. We came together to bring the message to you in your homes by way of Facebook and YouTube. Although we have come back together, many still are having to stay away or are choosing to stay out still. Every week we see someone who has been out, coming back. I look forward to the day when we all can be together again. I have been praying and seeking the Lord for 2021. God has been giving me a plan for next year. We are still here and God is still working. May He lead us to join Him in His work. God doesn’t hide His purposes and His ways from us.
Micah 4:2 says, “He will teach us about His ways so we may walk in His paths.” He does so, so we will become involved in His work. May God show us all He wants us to know and do.
Serving the Savior,