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Some years ago, I lived with a minister, Pastor Walter T. Jones in his small church, a faithful congregation of about 12-17 members.
Pastor Jones had ministered to his flock for over 7 years. His bed consisted of two chairs and a telephone book for a pillow of which we slept in the one room that housed his church.
Most nights, collections for offerings were about $3.00 and then again, from time to time, people from the streets would walk in: all with special needs, of either food or transportation.
Criticism mounted over the years that his church didn’t grow. Yet, time and time again, I saw this man preach and pastor to people, people who desperately needed assistance from the church.
Many would see this ministry as a failure. I witnessed it as a huge success for all the attendees were people I know good and well would not…
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