perseverance- Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.  

Prayer- A solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. 

Psalm 121: 1-2  

I will lift my eyes to the hills, from where shall my help come?    (2) My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

 Everyday as we wake, thank the Lord because he has blessed you to see another beautiful day which he has created for us to see. Even if the day does not turn out to be as you want it to be, thank God because he gave you another day when he did not have to. We need to pray to God.  There is answers when believing in prayer. Whatever problems you have or whatever you are going through, give it to God. Put on the armour he has given us to face the new day; the shield of faith, faith that God is with you and will never leave your side, the helmet of salvation, salvation no matter how great the journey; God will bring you through, and the Sword of the spirit, the word of God. The sword of spirit is our greatest tool!!!!!! Carry it and use it proudly because our father loves us and wants to save us all. Go to battle. Claim your victory with the word of God. Yes we may fall but we will not crumble. Get back up and brush yourself off. Speak boldly and courageously, let the devil know that he will not win today or any other day. 

Pastor and First lady Simmons, we want to wish you both a very special, blessed and  beautiful 30 year Anniversary and many more to come.  We love you!

Sister Ella