Today I turn 70. It’s a milestone. In less than two weeks I retire as pastor of Main Street Baptist Church in Doylestown PA after serving as pastor there for 35 of my 70 years. Another milestone. June 26 is my last Sunday. A special service is planned (contact my wife Nancy for more information since I don’t know what all is planned – Nancy@schmoyer.net). June 26 is also the last service in our building for it has been sold and the congregation is seeking a new location. Still another milestone.
Today also starts our last World View Plus camp for teens in this location. For 13 years we’ve been having a week long summer camp as well as fall retreat and spring leaders training. 50 teens arrive today. It’s one of my very favorite ministries. I speak multiple times a day and it is a great week of fun, fellowship and blessings. God is clearly present.
God has been so very good to me during these years. I become more and more aware of His greatness and majesty, His love and grace and His power and protection. I thank Him for the privilege of ministering for Him all these years. He has given me a wonderful wife, children and grandchildren, all whom love and serve the Lord. I couldn’t have asked for a better church or ministries in which God allowed me to be involved. Home schooling, India, World View for teens, marriage and family retreats, writing books, and many many more all have been a great privilege and rich blessing. I look forward to more time with my wife, children and grandchildren, and also serving in any way God allows. I especially look forward to continuing to draw closer to my Lord as I learn more about Him and His wonderful love and grace.
I will continue my World View Plus ministry, India, marriage retreats (March 10-12, 2017 – see http://family.christiantrainingonline.org/ for more info or to register) and spiritual warfare counseling. I will be pastor emeritus at MSBC and help there as needed. God is good, and He just keeps getting better!
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
The older I get the more I find myself trusting in and relying on His promises. They have proved to be solid and dependable in the past and I know will continue to be so in the present. This is one of my favorite. Which promises mean the most to you?