Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thanks Clyde!

This week marks the last week on staff for one of our contractors, Clyde Baker. Clyde resigned in the spring to pursue work with a mission in Belize. Clyde will be working with a mission school setting up a woodshop to teach students how to make and install custom cabinetry. NOTE: Clyde was a cabinet maker in Virginia Pre-K (before Katrina). The staff and interns gathered last night at the Mockingbird Cafe' for a celebration of Clyde's time with us at Lagniappe (and a little roasting as well). It must be said that Clyde has left a huge impression on the city, it's residents, the volunteers and on Lagniappe. He will be sorely missed, but undoubtedly back in the Bay in the distant future. If you would like more information about Clyde's new ministry in Belize please email him: cbaker@lpcpca.com. Clyde is also raising monthly support so please consider him in your giving. Lagniappe is proud to be sponsoring Clyde in this new endeavor. Thank you Clyde...Soli Deo Gloria!

2 comments:

Arklie Hooten said...

Dear Clyde,
The Lord called Bezalel from the tribe of Judah at just the right time to help in construction. He filled him with the Spirit of God with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts- to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.
Clyde, you amaze me. You gave up your life short term so that others could find eternal life. The Lord sent you at just the right time…for a specific task, in a similar way as He called and equipped Bezalel. There is no way Mission to North America can repay you enough or thank you enough for the way you have helped the PCA on the Gulf Coast. You will be remembered by me personally every time I drive through the Bay and see families in homes, I see lives being rebuilt and the church advancing…lost people being found. We love you.

Arklie Hooten and your family at Mission to North America

Katherina said...

Good for you, Clyde! Good luck in your journey, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.