Meet Angel Frank

Meet Angel Frank

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25

This is a convicting verse for me, because I am an extremely reserved person. So much so that my husband, Jeff, laughed when he learned I had been asked to write something for Faces of Faith. I prefer not to be the focus of anything, although strangely I did enjoy my years teaching high school.  I could happily avoid seeing other people for long periods of time, but lack of presence in one another’s lives is one sure way of causing relationships to wither and die. We cannot encourage and support and pray for one another if we are not in contact. I am extremely grateful for the technology we have available that allows us to remain in contact with our church family. I love that Scot opens his sermons on Sunday by praying for other local churches and congregations.  This is a beautiful reminder to us that the church is not the building, but the people in it.  And not just the people in our building, but many buildings across our state, our country and the world.

We came to this church family 23 years ago and have served here and been loved by people that make up the body of many ministries here. This church family has been present during some of our darkest times.  From blood drives and support for Jeff when he was diagnosed with cancer, to visiting at the hospital, bringing food, throwing impromptu baby showers, and painting a room in the house a cheery yellow to prepare for when our sweet Cora Rose could come home after she was born at 28 weeks.

Some of the faces of this family have changed over the years, as people have expanded their families and moved away, but I still enjoy getting updates from them on social media. This is what gives me hope.  The world does not only contain the ugliness we see on all the media outlets; it also contains the beauty of the family of Christ that we can find in His church.

Whether you have been here for many years, or are a new attendee, if you feel disconnected, do not forsake finding your community amongst this beautiful family. Visit an Adult Community geared toward the season of life where God has you planted now, join in a Bible study or a small group, encourage those around you to show love for others and do good deeds. Bloom where you are planted.
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