On the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles, the Jews of Jesus' day held a water ceremony. This is when Jesus proclaimed that if anyone thirsts they should come to Him. The water that He would give would quench their thirst forever. All people thirst for what they don't realize, a relationship with God, Almighty. Jesus gives this water freely to all who ask.
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, FL churches. Rick also serves as the Treasurer for the United Church of God.