- My name is Nick Ford. I am a pastor in my home town of Stafford,Ct. I was raised by two amazing God loving parents, who always told me about how much Jesus loves me. I came to know Jesus as my personal savior when I was eight years old and for the next seven years God slowly worked on me until brought me to the point where I wanted to be all in for Jesus. So as a sophmore in high school I dedicated my life to Jesus and its been a wild ride! When I was a senior in high school God called me to ministry so when I graduated I attended Word of Life Bible Institute for one year. And was then called back home to work as a church intern in a local church in my home town. Following my internship year God brought me across town to another little church in need of a Youth Pastor.I have only been here for little over a year, but God has done some amazing things in me and through this ministry. We have a long way to go and a lot of growing to do. But God has blessed this Rural Youth Pastor, and I hope he'd use me to be a blessing to you too.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
In my travels
It is coming to the point where in a few days I will be leaving for close to a month of traveling. Now at this point I will be unable to post for a majority of it, but fear not I will be keeping careful records of my adventures, as well as the many wonderful experiences and people I will meet on my travels. I hope that all I experience will be a learning experience that will help prepare me for my future ministries. But back to the present, in today's devotional I read of extending our hands to those in need. We have been so blessed in our lives and we have a calling to share what God has blessed us with to those who need it. Now the topic of today's devotional was truly God inspired because just yesterday during a bible study the pastor talked about going to the people who are hurting. Rather then getting them to come to us, now this pastor in my opinion is quite blunt but he makes a good point. How lazy we have become in this day and age, we always expect those who are in need should come to us. But this isn't the case we are called to go to them, and to work with those who are hurting. But there is the flip side to this issue those who will go, but they'll go half way around the world and no one is working with those who are hurting right in front of us. We as believers in Christ are called to love and to share the message of God's love. But lets not forget there are uncounted numbers of people around us who need that love, let us not turn a deaf ear towards them. Extend a hand of love to someone today.