Tomorrow, one of my preaching heroes will preach his last sermon before retirement...
Today, I spoke at the funeral of a dear friend and mentor, Jim Wells. Jim was my Director of Missions (a pastor to pastors) for 10 years. He was also an icon in the Southern Baptist Convention, serving as recording secretary for 15 years. Below is the text of my remarks. I post it in honor of Jim:
Last week the annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention was held in St. Charles and with it my term as second vice-president came to an end. It was a great honor to serve in this role on the executive board.
Below is a letter I wrote to those who supported my recent mission trip to Lesotho. I share it here with the hope it may spark some interest in someone else's heart for missions in Lesotho, or just missions in general. If you, or your church, would like more information on partnering with the Floras to reach the mountain Basotho for Christ, please email me at the address on this blog. Thanks!