For several months this year, our church has been privileged to have the ministry and passion of Pastor Brandon Zorer. In our time together as a church family, I am hopeful that we all have learned from each other. What, you may ask, have we learned? We have learned: about God, about a desire to serve Him, about patience, about love, about transformation, about hope and the list can go on and on.

Leonardo da Vinci once stated, "Learning never exhausts the mind." And how true it is. Our church family in Milton-Freewater is grateful for the ministry and future of Pastor Brandon Zorer. There is a thought found in a book entitled, The Spirit of Prophecy. In this book Ellen White shares this thought, "The more that the minister of Christ associates with his Master, through contemplation of His life and character, the more closely will he resemble Him, and the better qualified will he be to teach His truths.

Every feature in the life of the great Example should be studied with care, and close converse should be held with Him through the prayer of living faith. Thus will the defective human character be transformed into the image of His glorious character. Thus will the teacher of the truth be prepared to lead souls to Christ." - SOP, pg 244.3

We are praying for Pastor Zorer. We are praying that he will closely associate himself with Christ his Master. So that his character may be transformed into the image of His glorious character. As that becomes the reality in the life of Pastor Zorer, the outcome will be a leading of many souls to the Master Jesus! As Pastor Zorer continues his education at Walla Walla University, we are praying for his future in ministry.

Thank you, Pastor Brandon Zorer, for all you've done while you interned here in Milton-Freewater. Thank you for all that you've taught us. Thank you for your visible passion for the Master Jesus. And thank you for serving in this great cause of the vineyard of God . . . the Milton Adventist Church. May God richly bless you, Pastor Zorer, now and in the future.

So, until the next time, this is Pastor Tello reminding you that thoughts do change lives!


Pastor Howard Tello