Many are unaware, though, of the spiritual heritage. There are some spiritual pillars that have been raised here in the past: Lottie Moon (a longtime missionary to China and, really, the first mobilizer of missions in the U.S.) was saved on the UVA campus and sent out to China from FBC. John Broadus, the founder of Southern Seminary and a deep theological thinker, was first a local pastor. Vacation Bible School was a creative outreach that started in Charlottesville. And the first chaplaincy program began right here in our city.
Unfortunately, the spiritual pillars have been torn down over time. Although there are pockets of light, the city is dark and the legacy of spiritual greatness has failed to pass from generation to generation.
Highs and Lows
It has been a very fast year since we moved in and September will mark one year since we started with 7 people studying the Word on Sunday evenings in our home. Since that time, we have experienced both highs and lows, successes and disappointments.
Disappointments and Struggles: