Thank you Columbia Basin Herald for publishing the articles written by our local pastors. I look forward each Friday for the opportunity to reading the thoughts of these fine gentlemen. I have read and heard messages concerning hope, relationship, reformation and other spiritual issues. It is exciting to me for these things to be discussed and studied. I heard all these goals from our pastors but the answer to reaching these goals came from the youngsters at the Christian school. They built a sign that read, “Faith is the assurance of hope.” Faith is at the heart of our relationship with God and this relationship leads us to love Him and each other. Faith reveals God’s will and as a result is always truth. When His will is made known to us we have the assurance in our spirit of what we have been called to accomplish.
In March of 2012, He revealed His desire for revival within His church and I am pleased to see the beginnings of this event coming to fruition. I have the assurance that this will happen. We have a unique group, the ministerial association, plus great pastors who have not joined this group in our community to lead us into revival but we as church members must get behind them in support and submission to reach this goal. It would be very fulfilling to see this revival spill over into surrounding communities and lead our nation into revival and make America the great nation it once was. Thank you all for taking this truth to heart, causing this to happen that we all may reap great rewards.
Alvin R. Burgess