Tom Kroessig is an Ambassador Field Director volunteer for Promise Keepers, serving Fayette and Coweta Counties and beyond. His mission is to be a resource for local Pastors and their men and to act as a liaison between them and the national Promise Keepers ministry. The goal of Promise Keepers is effective ministry to men.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This proclamation of the first Thanksgiving observance by President George Washington seems to making the rounds on the internet this year, and when you read it you will understand why.
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation,
November 26, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and
Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted' for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have show kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the third of October, in the year of our Lord 1789.
(signed) G. Washington
As Evangelist Billy Kim has said, God has blessed the United States of America like no other nation in the world. The question for us, especially as authentic believers, is "What are we going to do about it?"
I hope that you, like me, are most thankful for the the salvation received through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May we remember that we "are not our own" and that we were "bought with a price." Doesn't that give God the "right" to to come get us and use us to further His kingdom?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What, me sing in public?

The Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) will hold its regular "Fifth Sunday" service on November 29, 2009 at 2:30 PM at True Love Christian Ministries in Fayette County. Yours truly will be singing a solo (really!) during the service, which is worth the price of admission (which, of course, is free...)

True Love Christian Ministries is located at 192 Graves Road, just off of Gingercake Road. The Senior Pastor at True Love is Elder Nathaniel Livingston. For more information, contact Elder Carl Golden at


Please join us for this celebration of Christian Unity!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Are You Afraid?

As if life wasn't challenging enough sometimes, I recently learned that I may be suffering from Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. Perhaps, without you realizing it, this condition affects you, too. Maybe, like me, you too have a fear of long words!

For more things you might be afraid of, see