A Pastor's Perspective 03-12-2024

 My dad has a habit that I admire and have tried to mimic. He reads through the book of Proverbs every month. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs and most months have 31 days, so reading one chapter a day gets you through the book in a month. Proverbs is known as the book of wisdom and I like to imagine that if I continue to read it, some of that wisdom might rub off on me.
   There are a few times in Proverbs where God talks about man planning his path but God being the one who is ultimately in control. My mom loves to tell the story of a time we were discussing my future. I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with my life at that point, however, I was sure what I didn’t want to do…and I let her know. I did not want to be in ministry! But God...
   Proverbs 16:9, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
   My husband, Jason, has faithfully served in the Army for 26 years now. Our plan was to continue serving in the Army here in Fayetteville for a few more years. But God... God has made it clear to us that it is time for Jason to retire from the Army. God has also set things in motion to send us back home to Wyoming. We can see His hand directing our steps and we must follow where He is leading. The McAmis family will be heading west in July!
    Snyder has been a church home and a community for us. The thought of not being here with you all hurts my heart. Thank you for loving my boys and for being family to us. You have given me the gift of serving as Director of Children’s Ministry for the last 6 years, which I never would have imagined would be a gift. Thank you for believing in me and trusting me to lead your children to know and follow God.
   A wonderful committee, that all have a vested interest in SnyderKids, will start the search for a new Director of Children’s Ministry. The committee is Jay Griffith, Carolyn Cannady, Jessica Smith, Stacey Bell, Rebecca Aul, Amy Tyndall and Brad Krauss. Please be in prayer for them as they begin the search process.
   Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”
   Our plans should be to trust God, do His will and bring glory to Him. God is in control. His sovereignty should be comforting to us. His plan leads us in a good path, one we should all rejoice in.
Karen McAmis
Director of Children's Ministry




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