Each year the Lebanon Church in Missouri sets a new Investment goal, higher than the previous year’s goal. For 2015, our goal was $3,000. The congregation chose many different projects for raising their personal offerings, but the most popular this year was an investment in the health of one of our members.
For some time Junior Chastain had been struggling with his weight and the health issues that were affected by it. So at the beginning of 2015 Junior announced that he was going to have bariatric surgery. He asked for prayer and strength and told us that his commitment was to lose weight so he could control his high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. He also suggested that if anyone wanted to use his weight loss program as an Investment project he would keep everyone posted as the pounds dropped away. This would also help his resolve to be faithful to his own goal.
When Junior began his weight loss journey he weighed 305 pounds and was taking 20 medications. At the end of the year he had lost 83 pounds and was off all blood pressure and diabetes medications. We are all so grateful for Junior’s improved health and vitality, and that he helped us exceed our goal of $3,000 for Investment.
Marcia Clark is communication secretary for the Lebanon Church in Missouri.