I would like to thank you on behalf of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Paragould, for everything that you and the Mid-South District have done to help Redeemer move to a new chapter in our Lord’s ministry. In the past, we have had some obstacles, but, now it seems now that things are turning around very quickly. Several people have returned to Redeemer, and it seems spirits have been refreshed. One member in particular said that they were “spiritually refreshed” after this last Sunday. I believe the Lord has numerous ways in which he is going to use Redeemer.
I also want to thank you specifically for the work that the district has done with the COMPASS program. The program enlightened us to the full opportunity for reaching people for the Kingdom of God. As the COMPASS program reported, Paragould, AR, is growing, and the need for Jesus Christ is more prevalent than ever. The COMPASS program has given Redeemer detailed areas to focus on, and means by which we can achieve those precious goals. We have had issues in the past determining the best direction to reach out to the community. The COMPASS program provided detailed information on specific areas to make Redeemer stronger, and be more viable in our community.
As a congregation, our communication and involvement is increasing daily. We have numerous things to work on going forward. The COMPASS program provided numerous suggestions and programs available to us from the Mid-South District and the LCMS. We have taken the suggestions, and have begun to prioritize them to ensure that we are efficient inside our congregation, so we can be more effective outside our congregation.
We look forward to working closely with the Mid-South District, and continuing to implement suggestions from the COMPASS program. Redeemer Lutheran Church in Paragould, AR is excited to see what God’s plan is for us moving forward. As a congregation, we know that God has great plans for us, and we are eager to be used to further God’s kingdom.
In our Lord and Savior’s Peace,
President, Redeemer Lutheran Church in Paragould, AR