The Apostle Paul, when he had come to the end of his earthly ministry, penned this deeply moving affirmation of his unwavering faith and unyielding love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the Crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day —and not only to me, but also to all who have longed
for his appearing.”
God has allowed my loving wife, Nan and me to serve Him as missionaries in southeast Asia, as the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Pontiac, MI and in Evangelism in spreading His Word throughout the United States and abroad. These 70 years in ministry have brought the most fulfilling life imaginable. Being able to raise our children to serve Him has also been one of the greatest joys of our hearts.
God has also graciously allowed our radio broadcast to continue as an arm of the Gospel Fellowship Association. To be used of God is the highest calling to which any of us can attain and it has been our privilege to humbly serve Him in our brief time on this earth.
As Paul was looking forward to receiving the Crown of Righteousness, so can all who have longed for His appearing. Nan and I have never been so aware of Christ’s soon return.
In this season of life (I will be 90 years old in June, 2019 and Nan will be 88 in December, 2018), we are committed to praying for our family, friends and missionary family and attending our church as God allows.
We would like to thank those of you who have prayed for us, supported us, encouraged us and shared life with us. We have been the grateful recipients of God’s blessings outpoured and God, as our Good Shepherd, has given us everything we need.
May the Lord bless you richly as you walk with Him.
In our soon-coming Lord,
Bob & Nan Shelton
I Thess. 4:13-18