Excerpts from a "Pastor's Pen" article in the Viers Mill Baptist Church newsletter.
"For over 20 years VMB has worked in partnership with 5 different congregations. We have been doing a good thing, and we plan to continue.
But deciding to work with language and ethnic groups is a decision we made years ago. Fellowship and the Chinese mission were started 15 years ago, and the Spanish 21 years ago. Three years ago we started the ESL (English as a Second Language) Program along with 2 ESL Bible studies programs.
But is that enough? Are we resting on our laurels? No! We have a mandate form God! Not a suggestion, but an order! We are to be HIS witnesses throughout our community and our country.
In an area of growing diversity, how will we choose to be His witness? Or will we, instead, be content to sit back and complain about how our community is changing, and leave it to other Chrsitians to do the Lord's bidding? The decision has been made. We will not!
This reflects my thoughts exactly. I wish an article like this would appear in my GOA bulletin!