Dear Friends,

One of the best things about being a pastor at Liberty is that I get to see the effects of your generosity. There is really nothing better than watching as people are overwhelmed at just how generous this church is.

This past week, I was part of the dedication of the new Kitchen at St. John’s church in Franklinton. More than two years ago, Liberty’s Elders determined that the only reasonable thing to do with the RENEW campaign was to continue Liberty’s commitment to giving ten percent off the top towards missions. That decision has translated into a $65,000 gift to Turning Point—the only shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Delaware County—and last week saw the dedication of a $50,000 renovation to the kitchen and dining room at St. John’s church in Franklinton, space used weekly to feed St. John’s neighbors in need. To say that the members of St. John’s have been overwhelmed by God’s blessings flowing through Liberty into Franklinton would be an understatement.

I also had the pleasure of delivering 50 of the 300 thanksgiving boxes to Delaware’s Strengthening Families Center. There, students at the Willis Innovative Learning Lab, an alternative school program for at risk teens, saw first-hand the generosity of this church. They could not believe that a church full of people they had never met wanted to make sure that they had a great Thanksgiving meal to share with friends and family.

Your generosity never ceases to amaze me because it points me to the overwhelming generosity of our Lord. It’s weeks like this that make me proud to be your pastor.

Grace and peace,