One of the greatest blessings of deputation is making new friends and we are praising the Lord for the new friends we were blessed with this past weekend at Grace Baptist Church in Orange, VA. Pastor Troy and Annie Thacker along with their children and church family were a great blessing to all of us. Though they may not be strong in numbers, they more than make up for it in heart and love. We enjoyed some sweet fellowship and got to just “hang out” with a family who is very much like ours- in the ministry, same age, children, etc. We wished we could have stayed another couple days with our new friends but deputation must go on. Joanna and I will be looking for ways to get back to Orange so that we can spend some more time with our friends. Thank you Lord for the reminding me that no man who has friends can ever be poor… I believe myself to be the richest man on earth.