To the dear members of Friendship, thank you for an awesome anniversary celebration.
In the aftermath of such a celebration, this Pastor stands in awe of how a Mighty God will move a people to such an outpouring of love. To this Pastor, the members of Friendship Baptist Church are the greatest people in the world. God has uniquely blessed this Pastor, his family and this Church. When we came to Friendship in 1973, it was by divine direction. Hear the Psalmist in Psalm 37:23-25: “The steps of a good man are ordered (established) by the Lord: And He delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: For the Lord upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
Let me tell you, unequivocally, through-out these forty-four years, God has been faithful! He has given us joy for the journey, people with a purpose and His perpetual presence to preserve this ministry. People with a Purpose. WOW! How that phrase defines the people of Friendship. We thank God for the wonderful, loving, caring people in this Church family. There was such an outpouring of love, and the desire to bless in a tangible way, this Pastor and family during the anniversary; but that’s who you are, wonderful, loving, caring people!
Dear Ones, thank you for all that you do to bless your Pastor, his family, and most of all, to be a blessing to the Kingdom.
Lastly, God has given us His assurance that the best is yet to come. Therefore, let us continue.
Pastor J. Amos Jones