Editor’s Letter

November 2016 - Editor's Letter
by Lori Hatcher

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November 2016 - Editor's Letter

Three-year-olds see everything, so we weren’t surprised that our granddaughter spotted the policeman standing in line behind us. Dressed in his working blues, he’d had the same idea we had—swing into Pelican’s SnoBalls and get a frozen treat.

While my husband waited to order, Lauren looked him over from his closely cropped hair to his shiny-toed shoes. She eyed the handcuffs, the nightstick, and, especially, the gun holstered to his belt.

“This man is a policeman,” my husband said, following her gaze. “If you ever need help, you can ask him, and he’ll help you. That’s his job.” The policeman nodded solemnly, and Lauren did too.

“Give this man whatever he wants,” my husband said to the cashier taking our order, and when the deputy protested, he said, “It’s a small thank you for keeping us safe.”

For this issue of Reach Out, Columbia, contributing writer Robert Timmons talked with several members of our police force. The resulting article, “Faith Responders,” gives us a glimpse into the lives of the godly men and women who strap on the armor of God before they put on their body armor. It’s a simple, heartfelt tribute.

Our cover story takes us out of the heat and into the kitchen—Chef Richard Rouse’s First Baptist Church kitchen, to be exact.

Why did Christ die for you?   www.whyhedied.org

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