A Word From Pastor Walter
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Would you join me in praying that every single family who attends Anastasia Baptist Church will participate in Investing in the Future? Several months ago, we voted to enter into a debt retirement campaign. Since that time, I have been continually thanking our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the group of highly committed individuals, led by Dick Parker, who have been seeking the Lord's will in prayer and tirelessly working to share this plan with you ... the body of Christ.
Investing in the Future accurately portrays the challenge we face. If we do nothing and merely pay the debt through our church budget, we will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest, rather than for ministry over a period of many years.
However, if we are serious about Investing in the Future and successfully eliminate the debt by 2012, the increased ministry influence in this community in the near future will be staggering! That's why this undertaking is called Investing in the Future. Our goal is not to merely confront a problem from the past, but to prepare us to meet the ministry opportunities God is placing before us.
I am certain the Lord is calling us to take up this challenge. I also trust that He will lead us to succeed. I believe that if every family that attends Anastasia Baptist were to make a pledge, large or small, to unite in Investing in the Future, that future generations will indeed "praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them..." (2 Corinthians 9:13). Please pray for the Lord to show you how you will take part in Investing in the Future.
May Christ bless you richly,
Walter West, Pastor