I immediately gave her a call. After conversing for about 20 minutes, I agreed to send her pictures of events and activities in which the church had been involved. (Good thing I like to take pictures!) She sent me a copy of the article and I made some corrections and sent it back to her. On Sunday August 24th, we will be featured in a special southwest Virginia section of the paper. From the way she talked, it should be most of one page if not two pages. The text is substantial and she wanted lots of pictures.
I asked her why our church was chosen. She said her editor told her to choose us. I don’t know the person that is her editor. I don’t know why the editor said to choose us. As a result, I think that there must be some God moment activity going on in this matter.
I don’t want to read too much into it, but perhaps God is saying, “You’re on the right path. Keep walking it.” I don’t know how many people will see the article. I don’t know how many will respond to the article. I do know, however, that this is a gift to us. There is no way that we would be able to afford to purchase advertising that would get the same results as this newspaper article will get.
What I need is a big AMEN. God has done this for us. I did not and as far as I know, no one in our church made any kind of advances to the editor to make this happen. So in addition to an AMEN, I am even willing to offer a HALLELUJAH!!! Thanks be to God!