Pure Joy Really is...Pure Joy

When LifeWay Christian Resources was looking for a musical group to sing at the 2011 National Conference for Ministry Assistants at First Baptist Sevierville, TN, they didn't have to look any further than Emmanuel Baptist in Blackshear, GA.  So at their request, the ladies of Pure Joy pulled out this afternoon headed for the volunteer state.

Brother Rhon Carter has done a tremendous job preparing this musical group.  They have sung at a lot of different events and conferences over the years since we formed the group over a decade ago.  But this week will be their first opportunity to be on a truly national stage.  And it's well-deserved.

They sound great.  But that's not what makes them a pure joy to this pastor's heart.  You see, I know these girls.  They are all dear and devoted women of God.  They love their Savior, their church, their families, and their pastor.  And Andrea and I sure do love them.

Please join me in praying for Jamie Daniels, Samantha Hall, Michelle Kirkland, Brie Long, Sherri Robson, and Donna Wallace as they travel and lead this event.  By my count, they've left 11 kids at home between them...so pray for their husbands too!

Seriously, I am thankful for their husbands and parents who will be shuffling responsibilities with home, jobs, and kids for the next few days.  Your sacrifice has helped make this trip possible.  I pray our Lord will bless you for your efforts.

If you are anywhere near the 2011 National Conference for Ministry Assistants then you are in for a real treat and a great delight.  In fact, by this pastor's estimation, you are in for some pure joy.