Friday, June 9, 2006

Final Support Update.

Dearest Friends and Family,

I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and support these past 10 months. Coming on staff at Providence Church has changed me and taught me more than I ever thought possible, and I am so thankful to all of you who have given gifts towards my salary, enabling me to be a part of this ministry.

I have not written in quite some time, partly because of the incredible business of my schedule, and partly because my role here at Providence has been in transition for quite some time now, and I didnt want to reveal any information until everything was finalized.

I am so excited to be able to tell all of you that I have been promoted to the Administrative Assistant position here at Providence, working with all the pastors and staff to help the office run smoothly and with excellence so that we can make, be, and unleash fully devoted followers of Christ.

This means that I now have a salary, and no longer require your financial assistance. Again, I cannot thank all of you enough for your prayers and financial support these past 10 months. I could not have had this amazing opportunity without each of you. Please continue to pray for me as I move into this new role and follow God in the path that I believe he has set before me.

If any of you wish to continue supporting the church and our efforts, or ministry associates who are raising their salaries, please contact me for more information on how to do so.

Also, I wanted to share a praise report with all of you who have been praying diligently for the inmate friend that I mentioned in my last update. He was released from prison in February, and immediately started attending church here at Providence. On March 22nd, he prayed for Christ to come into his life and take control, and he has not looked back since. Please continue to pray for him as he struggles to become the man that God desires him to be.

Thank you for your prayers! Please feel free to contact me anytime. I would love nothing more than to talk with each one of you more about what is going on in your lives.

Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. - 1 John 2:6

Love in Christ,

Rachel Elizabeth Smith

Romans 8:28

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