Saturday, December 21, 2013

To Pastor Skeete...

Dear Pastor Skeete:

I just wanted to write you to say that I can’t speak for the whole world, but I Will go out on a limb and say I know for a FACT that our entire congregation was beaming and proud to see you back in church with us after your sabbatical. Of course the other ministers and Pastor Jeff were excellent in your absence, but you know you have a Way of really bringing things Down to the terms we need to hear. Sometimes you make us a bit uncomfortable and we squirm in our seats a bit, but you always make a great point and make us proud. You also key us in on what We need to hear and what We need to listen to and give us pertinent advice We as well.

Your Sermon about US ALL taking fiscal responsibility for the important work of the church Was exactly what we needed to hear at this particular juncture. It is funny how a Sermon is usually like what they say stereotypically about Chinese Food—in an hour it is a faint memory and you want more to sooth your soul and feel ``full’’ again. Well, I can tell you I remembered exactly what concept you used for that particular Sermon today, January 6th, 2013 {Sunday}…. That if we don’t PAY FORWARD for what we want to see our church do in the future, that future we want will be nothing but a memory.

When I saw the little guy in church with His grandmother Cheryl I was really, really happy because I hadn’t seen them in church together since a long time ago, I don’t think. I was just so glad to see Cheryl feeling a bit stronger and that Sister Sissy seemed to be making it through also. The little guy is such a polite gentleman and we ALL LOVe Him so. So much really clicks with the church right now, that it ALL just makes me really proud.

We always ask GOD for this or that. ``I want a Million Dollars,’’ is said by more Black people than I can shake a stick at, but the real question is have you or I done the homework to see what your ``Million Dollars’’ Will buy? How are We going to spend it properly to reinvest in our futures and the future of the church and the community? We need to really take a look at this and make some real plans. We need brass tacks answers to these questions, research, statistics, hard evidence, graphs and charts if need be, because we may Well be getting these kinds of questions in the very, very near future.

I knew where you were going with the rich guy in Heaven. Girlfriend, you were so on Target my head was about to swim. It is so true, because I hate to drag out Old Dad, but He wouldn’t go to church or give much money to His church. If He could have carried His estate with Him to the Grave Yard, He would have. So many people thought He was a real gentleman, but there was a lot of pain with Him and He made Himself and others suffer unnecessarily. But I have accepted all this much, much more than I ever did in the past. That healing is because of you and the church—The Unity Fellowship Christ Church of Philadelphia. I have learned to heal and I HAVE HEALED a great deal through the soothing works and words of you and Pastor Jeff and other Ministers and Deacons—including Deacon Shamara and Deacon Candidate Monique and Deacon Candidate Arcilla and Minister Brian and others. If I haven’t said it enough I want the world to know how you have all touched my life and made me feel and know that I’m loved, which isn’t always an easy thing to do. GOD BLESS YOU and thank you for your kind and generous words—they are words we ALL really need to heed. God Bless You,

I Am,

Brother Tracy Gibson,
President and CEO OF:
The Black Millionaire's Network
Post Office Box: 42878
Philadelphia Penn 19101


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