Wednesday, July 18, 2012


One of the communities that we (Chris and I) visited over the weekend was the little town of Jamesport MO.
It's a small town with a relatively large Amish population (both in town and the surrounding rural area). Horse drawn buggies are common on the highways in the area. The town is a small tourist attraction that boasts some unique shops and restaurants run by the Amish people of the community.

Not all of the town is Amish and there are several different churches in the community including Jamesport Baptist Church where I was on Sunday evening. In spite of its rural location, this little church is growing as it focuses on serving the community and growing the kingdom. I was impressed by the pastor as we talked about kingdom growth. He partners with the other churches and their pastors to minister to the kingdom without jealousy over which church gets which people. We serve the same great God; let's share His love with the people of Jamesport!

Pastor Rich is also serving as the camp pastor of the children's camp that I visited on Monday night. I know that God will have a great impact on the lives of the 124 kids that are registered for the camp this week.

Chris is looking forward to our nest visit to Jamesport and is hoping to do a little more shopping and touring of the area. As it was, we had things to do in the afternoon/evening and didn't have as much time as we would have liked to see the attractions. Something tells me that a fall weekend in Jamesport MO is in my future!

But for today, work at SGF ATCT is calling.
Time to go.

John <><

God loves you!
Jesus died for you!

1 comment:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

John, thanks for that information about Jamestown. I'll file it away mentally as a place to see if I stray over to Missouri.