While recently sitting around a table flanked by Mount Hermon’s Trustees I was impacted by a man who was stepping down after over sixty faithful years as a key leader of Mount Hermon. I’m referring to 91–year–old John Jenks. John has been both on the Board of Directors and a Trustee for over half of Mount Hermon’s 110 year existence! He has helped shape this transformational ministry in ways that only God fully knows.
In John’s parting words to the Trustees (Trustees are those who oversee the spiritual protection and nurture of Mount Hermon), he quoted this verse:
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain”
(1 Corinthians 15:58).
Think of these words from the Apostle Paul:
STEADFAST: Fixed in direction
IMMOVABLE: Incapable of being moved
ABOUNDING: Rich and well supplied
As John spoke I welled up with gratitude to the Lord as Mount Hermon has remained STEADFAST, IMMOVABLE, ABOUNDING in the work of the Lord for 110 years. This labor is not in vain as God is working! Through the touch of the Holy Spirit lives are being eternally transformed, marriages restored, tired and discouraged people refreshed and renewed, and God glorified. Praise be to God!
As a faithful Associate you are a key part in our abounding in the work of the Lord. Your generosity and sacrifice are having an impact on literally tens–of–thousands
of lives each year.