|East Palmyra Christian Reformed Church. At this church, I professed my faith in Jesus Christ. My parents are members of EPCRC and my friend Nick is their pastor.|
Recently I received some encouragement from East Palmyra, New York. My mom sent me a clipping from the East Palmyra Christian Reformed Church bulletin.
Listed under the heading Our Praises and Prayers were printed these powerful words:
Rejoice with Rick Admiraal as Calvary Christian Reformed Church of Pella, IA has called him as the new prison pastor. Pray that Rick will be a faithful minister of the gospel among the prisoners and that God's kingdom will grow as many respond to God's call with repentance and faith.
After a little bit of research, I found that Rev. Nick Monsma wrote the announcement. Nick & I used to be carpool buddies at Calvin Seminary. He & I both lived in the Holland/Zeeland area and commuted to the seminary in Grand Rapids together. I give thanks to God for Nick's kind words.
I turned over the clipping from the bulletin and found this Word from the New Testament:
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Needless to say, I was greatly encouraged by both the announcement and the Bible verse. Praise God!