Pastor’s Post :  David Barrett, February 21, 2021


Well. so far, 2021 has definitely been interesting.  Westway’s family has gone through the good and the bad of this new year.  Several families have fought covid-19, gone through the valley of the shadow of death and then this Polar vortex (extreme cold weather) came through North America.  This winter storm came all the way to Texas.  We have rarely experienced such low temperatures and struggled to cope with the lack of water, electricity, and frozen water pipes.

Many Westway families left their homes to stay warm.  We are blessed that we can text, email, and talk with each other through our phones and laptops.  Many were able to share needs and have prayer with each other.  I encourage you to stay in contact with your brothers and sisters in Christ especially those who live by themselves.  In a couple more days we will be past the cold weather.  I know I am looking forward to better days.

There are several families that need our prayers.  Please continue to pray for several families who lost a loved one.  The Chestnut family lost Julie.  The Crawford family lost Sandi.  Jackie Koska lost her husband, Leroy.  Continue your prayers for Westley Bates (Covid-19), and James and Yolanda Mitcham, Betty Mitchem,  Cyndi and Kenneth Hughes, and Sidney Hughes.

Several families had busted water pipes: The Godbys, the Bates, the Baldesis, the Heatons, the Hatchers and, Amy Amare.  I just heard that John Godby is in the hospital.  He was having pain in his chest.  He is at Memorial Hermann.

I leave you with this scripture from Hebrews: “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’  So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’ “ (Hebrews 13:5-6, NKJV).

 Have a blessed day,

David Barrett