On Thursday I came across a letter from my Uncle John. It dates back to August 1987 when he was serving as senior pastor of a church in California. I wrote to him expressing my desire to pastor, and asked for his advice. He responded with this letter.
I hadn't read this letter in a long time. I brought it home with me and thought I should email him for permission to post the letter on this blog. It's really good.
A couple hours later I heard that he'd been in an accident while on vacation in Arizona with a number of injuries We've been praying for him quite a bit since then. He's currently in critical but stable condition. My mother is on an airplane with her sister, and should be arriving there later today.
I'm really grateful for this man of God and his influence on my life. I'd appreciate your prayers for him and all of his family. And I hope I'll be able to ask him permission to post the contents of his letter to a young pastor-to-be the next time I get the chance.