Iâ€™m very encouraged and hopeful concerning the advancement of the gospel locally over the next few years. I can see God putting some pieces in place for substantial spiritual developments. Although it seems weâ€™re playing the long game, if we continue to lean-in and apply pressure, Iâ€™m believing we can experience great gains for the kingdom in our area. Stay the course, pray and letâ€™s keep our hand to the plow.
One thing that I experience in my role in our DBA, is that many of our pastors go through difficult times both physically, emotionally and professionally. They often seem to be going through these things without the support that comes through being connected to their good brothers and fellow pastors in our DBA. I often call a pastor, eager to hear about the victories of the gospel, to hear primarily about trials and even discouragement on the other end of the line. I am inclined to think that being a member of our association should mean that you have the opportunity to be connected to other pastors.
Some of you are connected to some of your fellow DBA pastors. I encourage you to deepen those connections and support and pray for one another. Some of our pastors are not connected. Letâ€™s change that. Letâ€™s make one of our goals in 2019 to build a stronger network among our pastors for the benefit of the church. If you are not connected, be open and ready to say â€œyesâ€ when the opportunity presents itself.
Bro. Billy Puckett