On All Saints’ Sunday eleven (11) members of our extended family worshipped at the White Oak United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, TN, a cross racial congregation pastored by Amy Nutt, one of our students. The Conference was getting ready to close the doors on this dying congregation. But, the grace of God moved into the hearts of the Cabinet members and they appointed Amy Nutt as Pastor. And the Spirit of God is now in that place. The people are coming from far and near, representing every age level. The Youth have outgrown their space and has now been assigned to larger quarters. Somebody ought to shout Hallelujah!!!
Just so you will know there are more blessings coming our way. Chaplain Tabitha Rankin, a Gammon alumni, extended to me the invitation to be the Chapel preacher during Homecoming Week at Wiley College. This was an honor that I was too happy to accept. Wait, that’s not all. Six (6) of our Gammon students, who are graduates of Wiley College, shared with me in the richness of the celebration. Now, there is still more - four (4) of their senior students have made a commitment to matriculate at Gammon. This is another hallelujah moment.
Some have said that “When praises go up, blessings come down”. I am still trying to keep up with the magnificent way that God keeps on blessing Gammon. This means that we are always responding to what God has already done. I was given the names of two (2) pastors from the Mississippi Conference by Bishop Swanson indicating their desire to attend Gammon. Those leads have been followed up on and they will become Gammon students in 2018. Can I get another hallelujah?
Would you believe me if I said that the blessings from God are still flowing into the life of Gammon. I have been moved to ask a few friends of mine to join with me in being Sponsors of our 2017 Founder’s Day. They are saying yes to my invitation. It is my prayer that the next Dean will be a forward thinker and lead us further into the twenty first century.
It is my hope that every person who came through the corridors of Gammon will make a special effort to participate with us this year, December 5&6. We need your support. Please be assured that the best is still, “yet to come”.