Beloved church family at CPBC,
To each of you and to the many friends who will also be reading this, I offer you the promise of Isaiah 32:2 for 2018. You are an amazing SRSS (Shelter, Refuge, Stream and Shade)! These words beautifully describe what God has been up to in our lives as we have journeyed together these past 8 ½ years and they hold the prophetic promise of what He will yet do at Community of Praise Baptist Church and in the lives of His people everywhere!
The amazing honour of serving as your pastor these past years has been one of the greatest blessings that Joyce and I have ever known. Stepping out of this role has not been an easy decision but we know that a new season awaits the church as well as us. The privilege of being your pastor has been deeply enriching and has provided me with wisdom and experience that will bless pastors and leaders in other nations. Thank you for your prayers, your love, your friendship and the many kind words and acts of appreciation that have deeply touched and blessed us.
The wonderful love of the Father fills our hearts as we think of each of you. The unspeakable riches of our salvation in Christ is a steadfast hope and assurance of the good things that are now unfolding in the church. The power, comfort and fellowship of the Holy Spirit is yours. He is on the move in these days to unleash love-filled saints who will powerfully carry the good news and ignite revival fire!
You are deeply loved, greatly blessed and highly valued and you have everything you need to succeed and prosper in serving Him. The church has the unlimited resources and provisions of Jehovah Jireh. Our hearts are with you as you take hold of His promises, believe for the greater things and experience His abounding love and grace in the days ahead. GOD BLESS YOU!
With love, honour, respect and great expectations,
Ps George and Joyce Butron