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Pastor Appreciation Day Held in Lexington, Kentucky

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Pastor Appreciation Day Held in Lexington, Kentucky

In addition to pastoring, Mr. de Campos also serves as the Feast Coordinator for Brazil, as the leader of the Portuguese speaking work worldwide and on the Council of Elders. Our congregation let them know how much we have appreciated all the time and effort they put into tirelessly serving the Church in Lexington, Kentucky, Brazil, Angola, Portugal and on Zoom.  

Mr. Kerby Burton read from 1 Timothy 3:1-7 1 Timothy 3:1-7 [1] This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work. [2] A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; [3] Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; [4] One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; [5] (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) [6] Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. [7] Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
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describing the qualifications of an elder, and voiced that the apostle Paul might well have had Jorge and Kathy de Campos in mind had he written in the present day and observed their service to the Church. Mr. Burton also pointed to 1 Timothy 5:17-18 1 Timothy 5:17-18 [17] Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine. [18] For the scripture said, You shall not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his reward.
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and stated that it is fitting that the congregation acknowledge two of our brethren who have indeed led the local Church congregation and have labored mightily in the Word and doctrine. 

The congregation gave them gifts of appreciation and flowers to enjoy at home. The Brazilian brethren sent a beautiful homemade card with inserts from individual members expressing their appreciation.  

After services, a delicious potluck meal was enjoyed by all to help celebrate the day.