Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kingdom Kids Collect for GPTS

Children at Redeemer Reformed Church, Golden Valley, Minnesota

Greenville Seminary loves and cherishes all of our wonderful supporters, but once in a while we are especially touched by friends who win a special place on our hearts.

The children of the Sunday School at Redeemer Reformed Church in Golden Valley, Minn., are such friends. During their fall semester 2015, they designated their Sunday School offering for the support of GPTS — and raised nearly $168!

"We appreciate what you do at GPTS and keep you in our prayers," Deacon John Selvestra wrote on behalf of the children. "We are also appreciative of the good training you provided for our new pastor, and recent GPTS graduate, Tim Marinelli.

Co-Pastor Tim Marinelli
GPTS Development Director Garry Moes responded, saying, "By your gifts to Greenville Seminary, you are demonstrating a wonderful love for the church of our Lord Jesus. God has called us to train new generations of pastors and preachers to serve Christ’s church. We are so happy to know Pastor Marinelli is now ministering among you, leading you in the way of the Gospel and the Holy Scriptures. We trust that the teaching you receive in your Sunday School and through the pulpit from the Word of God will shape your lives forever. This is a marvelous privilege, and we pray that you will be faithful to that Word all your days."

Redeemer Reformed Church is a congregation of the Reformed Church in the United States. Tim Marinelli became co-pastor of the Twin Cities-area church in 2015, joining veteran Pastor Jim Sawtelle.