Dear Church Family:
I am very excited to let you know that my grandfather (and Haley's too), affectionately known as "Papak" will be preaching at Normandy this Sunday. A WWII veteran, he has been preaching for over 60 years(!) and was the Senior Pastor at Tallowood Baptist Church for 20 years. Now he and his wife Jan (Momma Jan) lead a dynamic Sunday school class at Tallowood.
This vision behind asking my grandad to come and preach is that of honor and blessing. The Old Testament closes with Malachi 4:5-6 and a profound idea that God wants the hearts of fathers and children to be turned to one another. The Apostle Paul exhorts us in Ephesians 6:1-3 to honor our parents (and grandparents) in order "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land".
So my heart is to honor him for the faithfulness and longevity and that we would also be blessed as a church family hearing from him. I hope to see you guys this Sunday!