I have the privilege these days of preaching in pretty well a different church every Sunday,
Occasionally I bump into people whom I’ve pastored in years gone by.
Their journeys always fascinate me and I’ve discovered that success comes in different ways and at times wears surprising garments.
I heard one such success story last year when I was at Real Life Church pastored by good friends David and Rochelle Warwick.
My friends from youth group days, Ian and Linda Gouldsmith, attend the church. We met in our youth group when I was a member of our youth group so yes I’m talking decades long gone.
Ian and Linda fell in love, married and moved to the country. When they moved back to Perth they settled in a different part of the city and now attend Real Life Church.
It is always a joy to my pastor’s heart to see people faithfully following Christ after many years.
Ian showed me the Thompson Chain Reference Bible I gave him back then (yes he still uses it!) and so we took photos and got chatting.