These words, echoed many times in the Bible, are just as true and important today as when first spoken by David around 1040 BC. I write this letter to you with a great deal of thanks to God for all of you, our dear friends, and faithful supporters. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for us over this past year. Being on sabbatical from ORC to Fellowship Baptist Church here in Cornwall, Ontario has been very challenging.
It is a great blessing to us to know that you have continued to pray for us and many of you have continued to help financially and am looking forward to my soon return to the Lancaster chapel. You have been so kind. May God reward you for your kindness.
Yes, it is my heart’s desire and plan to return to the chapel at the Flying J Travel Center in Lancaster, Ontario. Transitional time in a Church family, or any family for that matter, can and usually are challenging times. Our Church family is no exception as people wonder when the new pastor is coming, and the interim pastor, to the best of his ability, seeks to minister to, encourage and bless the congregation, and also visit the shut-ins and the sick.
This last year I have spent many hours serving Christ and our Church family in the Church setting, which I suspect will soon come to an end as we now have a candidate coming for consideration that we are hopeful is the man of God’s choosing. If, in the Lord’s grace, that is true I could be back at the chapel full time very soon. Your prayers to that end are greatly appreciated.
As Chaplains, we are blessed with the opportunity to share the good news that Jesus saves, and to encourage truckers and all who we come in contact with at the truck stops. While on a much smaller scale, those whom we meet at the truck stop are just as important as the Church family.
Thank you that you continue to care. May God bless you.
Your Servants for Christ,
Jim & Maxine Lantz
Chaplain Open Road Chapels