Day 10: Friday, March 15th, 2019

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


Tug and I moved from Dallas to my hometown in 2007. We gave up our retirement plans to help my deceased son’s wife and two small children. Those plans didn’t happen. We loved our church in Dallas and were looking forward to finding our forever church home. We prayed! After a couple of visits, the decision was made. We started attending FUMC Killeen in 2008.

This is where my story begins! One day I made an appointment to speak to the Senior Pastor to discuss where I could best serve God and this church. I had been praying but was at a loss. He immediately replied, “We need someone to take over the Prayer Team.” Yikes! Now what was I to do? I had prayed all my life, but I couldn’t pray out loud or in front of anyone! I told him I would have to think about it, maybe responding, “I would pray about it!” I called the pastor the next day and hesitantly agreed to “try”

to lead the Prayer Team. Joni Lien and Sue Teinert, who had been leading the prayer team, were great mentors. Why am I sharing this now? I thought I needed the pastor to tell me where I should serve. All I needed was to have the confidence in approaching my Heavenly Father, knowing He listens and waiting patiently for His response. Trust in the Lord with all your heart!



Gracious God, thank You for loving me even when my words and thoughts are simple and my confidence waivers. In Jesus’ Holy Name I pray. Amen.



Contributed by Beverly Tuggle