We ministered at Family Life, this was one of the 3 churches who began supporting Casa in Guatemala 25 years ago and is still faithful, with Pastor Todd. They have been so kind and generous for so long. The youth group sponsored Alex for years.
Brother Ron & Michelle took us to lunch where we met up with Francis & Babs and took walk down memory lane. We ministered together 36 years ago.
The evening meeting in Marksville at Abundant Life was such a fresh air blessing. Sister Cristine has been so faithful. Antony will have an EKG Monday so pray for a good report.
Dottie and I drove to Shreveport and since it is barely 11pm we made very good time.
Ac 18:1 ¶ After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. 3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
This couple is an example of what EVERY Christian husband and wife should be. They were natives of Pontus which was a Roman area on the Black Sea. It was known for its cherries which came from Europe. It had a large Jewish community and was taught the Gospel following the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Aquila was a craftsman and made shoes, leatherworks and tents. He was skilled with leather, goat’s hair, cloth and linen.
No one can say for sure when and where they were saved. The Emperor Claudius began his reign as a big joke. He was a clown to many of his subjects. The historian Suetonius reported that Claudius “banned all Jews to leave Rome because of the influence of Chrestus which is a reference to Christ. This made Claudius very popular among the Roman citizens.
You can imagine how unpopular Christians were when it was “their fault” that all the Jews lost their homes, jobs, etc. This occurred in 49AD.
Many went to Corinth and so did Aquila and Priscilla. Here we meet them and there will be no Bible references to them alone. They worked together in business and they worked together in ministry.
I am always blessed that people know us as Mike and Dottie. We go together. We are joined at the hip so to speak. Ministry is such a warfare and when husbands and wives do not support one another it damages their relationship as well as makes it difficult to minister as God would have. The ministry we have had over our 51 years together would have been impossible without one another.