Because of our human weaknesses, at times, our relationship with God becomes strained and our prayer life with God becomes challenging. And when our prayer life suffers, other spiritual problems begin to show in our lives. This is why we must recognize challenges in our prayer life when they occur and then work to overcome them. Thankfully our Father is never far from us (Jer. 23:23) and we have a Savior who encourages and strengthens us when we are weak. “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)
Michael Phelps and his wife Laura, and daughter Kelsey, attend the Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Flint Michigan congregations, where Michael serves as pastor. Michael and Laura both grew up in the Church of God. They attended Ambassador University in Big Sandy for two years (1994-96) then returned home to complete their Bachelor's Degrees. Michael enjoys serving in the local congregations as well as with the pre-teen and teen camp programs. He also enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and running.