The first Sunday of August we were at Faith Baptist Church in Portage for their services. Pastor Jonathan Robertson is the pastor of this local ministry in Portage. Carole provided music for the services and a special number during the morning service. I taught Sunday School and presented my power point program during the morning service, as well as preaching for that service. This is a return visit for me as I pastored in Portage at Bible Baptist Church in the 1980s. It was good to see a number of families that I pastored previously.
Following the morning service the church family went to the Sunset Park in Portage for a noon picnic. We enjoyed a delicious dinner with grilled hamburgers and all the fixings. While at the park the children had a planned activity time and all participated in a time of singing, and I brought a brief challenge from the Word of God.
Pastor Robertson is currently taking his basic training for the chaplaincy in the Army National Guard in South Carolina at this time. He will be completing that training in September and returning to his ministry in Portage. There he will be able to serve the local national guard unit with chaplain services. Pray for him during the coming weeks and for his future chaplain ministry in Portage.