Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ready to serve where needed

David Sexson joined the Baptist Temple Family last month and went to work right away. He started in the thrift store sorting clothes, helping folks with groceries and was soon doing client interviews. He might have set a record by serving 16 clients in one day.

David was an unchurched teenager who came to know the Lord at age 14 when a church planting missionary invited him to a new church start. David's life was headed in the wrong direction but he found a new life in Jesus that set him on the right path.

Serving 26 years as a Dental Technician, David retired from the US Air Force and, then, worked for another 21 and a half years at the UT Health Science Center Dental School. He greatest joy, however, comes from serving God. “I consider it a privilege that He works through me,” David said.

David has served churches in a variety of administrative and teaching capacities, always ready to pitch in when needed. He has been on mission trips to the border and Illinois but the most memorable one was to a leper colony in Thailand. There he witnessed a level of human suffering that he had never seen before or since.

Baptist Temple made a strong first impression on David. He said, after his worship service with us, that he truly felt God's presence and that the people were very welcoming. He was also impressed by the level of activity and the many opportunities for him to serve. “I'm not going to a church where I can't do things,” he said.

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