Every Sunday morning Coach Jake says something like this: “Hi, I am Jake Taylor and I am one of the coaches at Maywood Baptist Church. We call ourselves coaches, because the superstars of the church are you – the people of Maywood.” Often Coach Jake names people and says they do what only they can do.
During the week, I find Maywood people doing just what Coach Jake says:
*Johnny Lara stops his truck on the side of I-70 because God tells to pray.
*Mike Hempel gives a ride to a man who is in his mandatory class. On Sunday, he brings him to church.
*A man (who would prefer that I not mention his name) gives an offering that will provide new blinds in the Fellowship Hall.
*Twenty-nine people sign up to serve as leaders for Preschool Worship.
*Ken Short, Chris Burns and Mike Hempel clear the sidewalks of snow on Sunday morning.
*Earl Williamson has the flu, but comes to church on Saturday to make sure our rooms are warm.
This is a short list of unpaid servants, who comprise the team that serves western Independence and beyond. They, plus many more, are winning the day for our Savior and His Kingdom. – Coach Bob