Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. In the words of the Apostle John (3 John 1:2 NKJV), Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. I am eternally grateful that during my tenure, the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church family has been blessed exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. It is evident that we have been filled with God’s grace and showered in His plenteous mercy. I stand in humble submission and with profound gratitude because of the reality of your locus in Christ Jesus. Your desire for the sincere milk of God’s word is a beacon of encouragement to me and your passion for service towards ‘the least of them’ is both contagious and inspirational. You are truly the ‘light of the world’ and your brightness radiates the ‘Shekinah’ glory of God throughout not only Adamsville and the Greater Atlanta community but to the ends of the Earth.
In the infancy of this decade our eyes have been opened to the authenticity of God’s divine plan. With all the confusion in the world; we have diligently persevered, we have kept the faith, and we have refused to become stagnant in fulfilling the mission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am grateful that you are (1Peter 2:9NKJ) a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. I thank God that you are His mighty warriors standing on the front line of the spiritual battlefield in this present age and it is my privilege to always remember you in prayer making supplication for you with exceeding joy.
In light of the ever evolving circumstances of the world in which we sojourn; we remain steadfast and faithful, because we trust in our everlasting Father who is, always has been and always will be sovereign in all His ways. As we look towards the future, our hope must be to obediently unite the body of Christ in the spirit of Christian love and to co-labor for the sake of the gospel while serving our community and the Kingdom of God. Always remember that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; therefore, we are to remain ever mindful not to become weary in well-doing. Again, I thank you for your grace and mercy in bestowing me with the privilege of serving as your pastor.
Yours in Christ,
Wm. L. Strickland