225-766-4594     230 Renee' Drive   Sunday Worship at 8:30 & 11 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

Faith Stories: Ask with Boldness

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

It was another busy evening in the pantry. A client, who had been through already, came through again with her friend. She had missed out on eggs the first time around, and she wanted to make sure she was able to get some now that we were restocked. It was very confusing going through with the two of them, with her telling her friend what she could and could not get and what she didn’t get before.

When we came to the peanut butter and jelly, she was upset that her friend couldn’t get both. We moved on, and she mentioned the peanut butter at least one other time. I just kept moving on, knowing we still had more clients to take through the pantry.

As they were about to leave, she embraced and blessed me. The words above from Matthew flooded my thoughts, and of course, I went back for the peanut butter.

She was not afraid to be bold in her requests to me, even though she didn’t know me. Shouldn’t I also be unafraid to boldly, continually present my requests to God whose love is steadfast and who desires a relationship with me?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the Shepherd’s Market – for the healing, feeding and fellowship that it brings. Amen.

Cindy Adams

Share Your Story of Faith!

The Witness committee is looking to record your experiences working with St. John’s ministries or other activities where you’ve experienced God’s presence. We’ll be collecting the stories and sharing them regularly via email, on our website and our newsletter as space allows. You can either send in a short story or just have a conversation with us and we’ll do the writing. Contact Kathy King ( for more information.

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We are a Christian community called to share our gifts through worship, witness and service so that others will know God and become disciples of Jesus Christ.


Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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St. John's United Methodist Church

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230 Renee' Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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