A lot of walking goes on in the Gospels. Andrew
walks behind Jesus to see where He stays. The man
born blind walks to the pool of Siloam to wash away
his blindness. The Samaritan woman walks into town
to make known the man she met at the well who told
her everything she’d ever done.
After their life-changing encounter with Jesus of
Nazareth these Gospel figures walked with
ever-deepening faith in His life-giving power. And
they did not walk alone. As the image on the poster
for the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal reminds us,
Walking in Faith is walking with Jesus in the
company of all the disciples who follow Him.
To walk forward faithfully we must look backwards
gratefully. Those who walked in faith before us
came a long way on a hard road to sow the seeds of
the Gospel and plant the Church in Eastern Oregon.
Their sacrifices made it possible for you and me to
follow in Jesus’ footsteps too. Will we do the same
for those who come after us? Will we keep the road
open for them to walk in faith too?
That’s what the Bishop’s Annual Appeal attempts to
do. Please take a moment to read
here and learn how the Appeal helps make
faith grow in the Diocese of Baker. Then consider
making a gift so that others may discover the joy
of walking in faith with you.
We are told that our good God loves a generous
giver. May He bless you for giving whatever your
means allow you to contribute.