Dear Pastor, A couple of months ago, you challenged the church to step up in our serving and obedience to the Lord. I specifically remember feeling a tug at my heart during that moment. It was the first time I felt God has ever given me direction. He tapped me on the shoulder and said, “he’s talking to you!” Two days prior to that service I was laid off from my job. I had worked for the company for 7 years, but the executives had decided to shut down the entire division. I had recently moved halfway across the country for this position and was now far from family support and without work. I left service that day feeling lost and confused. What was I going to do about work? What direction was my life going? And what was God trying to teach me?