"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
As we take time to pray for our pastor we also want to give him a word of encouragement! Sometimes Sunday mornings and other times fly by too fast and we don't always get the chance to say what is on our heart. So our congregation has gotten together to write Frank notes of appreciation for his truth-filled messages and for his love and kindness. Here are just a handful of things that have been said-
"I can think of several ways I’ve seen you model goodness, kindness, devotion, loyalty, lovingkindness, mercy, and faithfulness – a reflection (even if a dim one) of our Father’s incomparable covenant lovingkindness towards us. I’m especially grateful for the way you faithfully minister the Word to us in your preaching, discipling, and leadership behavior."
"I appreciate your passion for God's Word. I love your humble, teachable spirit. Your corny, wry sense of humor is also lovable, and is almost as corny and wry as my own. Your compassion for others inspires me."
"I personally have benefited from our constant interactions--As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another (Pr 27:17)--I am a far better disciple of Christ because of you."
"Praise You for his humbleness and steadfastness. He nourishes, guides, and protects us through the wisdom You give him to speak Your Word in truth."
"We love and appreciate you and your pastoral excellence and leadership and Mountain Christian Church."
"We are so blessed by your faithful and steadfast love for our church body. Your Bible-centered preaching has encourages our family in several ways and it has challenged and enhanced our personal walk and time with the Lord."
"You serve our body in so many ways- it's hard to thank you for all of them!"
"Thank you, Frank, for trustworthy support through various trials over the years."
"Thank you for real leadership in our community of Believers; it is both refreshing and appreciated!"