On March 16th, 2013 (five years ago last Friday), I received an email that, in part, read:
The reason that I am writing is that I will graduate, Lord willing, this May with an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Bob Jones University. My wife and I are currently seeking God’s will on where we should go/serve after graduation.
For the last year or so we have been involved in our church’s jail ministry…We would really like to pursue a ministry in the future that involves evangelism and discipleship…
Right now I feel that I need more experience and wisdom. I would really just like to serve along side someone else. Do you know of any ministry opportunities in your area?
A couple weeks later I was able to respond:
The deacons and I have talked about the possibility of bringing you on staff here for a year or two or three (depending on how long you need)…everyone is very positive about the idea.