This past weekend we were reunited with some old friends in Whitesburg, Georgia. We visited the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Whitesburg. It is led by Pastor Dexter Landers. He is an old friend that I attended Texas Baptist College with in Longview, Texas. He is doing a wonderful job leading this church. I also was excited to see his parents Brother Dexter and Kathy Landers who had us over to their house for a meal on Saturday night. We were next door neighbors when we lived in Longview, so it was good to see them and fellowship with them. The Landers work on staff for their son. His dad is an assistant pastor and his mom works in their Christian school.
|Brother Dexter Landers Sr.|
|Mrs. Kathy Landers|
We started out on Saturday with me preaching the soul winning meeting. I taught on being a productive soul winner. Then we went out soul winning. It was pouring rain all day as Winter Storm Diego was heading across the area. Fortunately it was warm enough to all be rain where we were at. Although, it was a very cold rain. We had a great time out door knocking, talking to many people along the way. Our group didn't see anyone trust Christ, but we did our part by warning folks and we invited many to attend church.
|Pastor's wife soul winning with my family|
|Pastor Landers and two of his boys|
On Sunday morning we had a great time meeting many of the church folks. They have about four different adult classes. We attended the pastor's class. Then we went to the morning service and enjoyed the special music. The pastor's son Ryan was leading the music and did an absolutely fantastic job. He is only 15 years old and carries himself very well. One of the specials we listened to was the Sunshine class sing a Christmas song. The pastor's dad teaches this class and they did a great job getting up to sing. Then Pastor Landers preached a wonderful message about growing your faith.
|Choir singing special|
|Pastor Landers preaching|
Then on Sunday night I preached to the teenagers. It is a great group of kids that have a great spirit about them. Many of these kids will grow up to do some great things for God. In fact in the evening service the teens had an ugly sweater contest. The winner was a kid named Luke who was wearing a Hillary Clinton sweater. No contest there! Then during the service they showed my video and I gave testimony about our mission. After that the pastor preached another message on growing faith. It was a great service and we had an absolutely fantastic time. God is blessing this church. Pray for them as they are seeking to build a fourth building on their property... a new auditorium.
|Ryan Landers in festive apparel Sunday night|