June 13, 2012
This month marks the completion of a full-year internship for my wife and I at Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida. It has been a wonderful and rewarding learning experience in many areas of ministry. I am thankful to Pastor Carl Stephens and the church for offering us the internship and to my “boss,” Pastor Phil Waisanen.
Although the majority of my time has been spent in evangelism, I have had the privilege of working in other areas of Christian service. Some of these varied ministries would include: hospital visitation, small groups ministry, teaching (Homiletics and Evangelism) and altar ministry. Altogether, I have had a “hand” in around fourteen different branches of ministry in the last three years at this church.
We took on this assignment in an unpaid scope, and it has been a struggle at times. God, however, has been faithful to Lou Ann and I. He has supplied our needs, and we have lacked nothing. Praise the Lord!
We are praying for God’s direction for where we should go from here. We will continue to serve in our current position until He tells us otherwise. Jesus has yet to abandon us, and I know that He will not in the future. Thank you for praying for us. We really appreciate it.
I am attaching the letter from my superior, Phil Waisanen, from last year:
May 15, 2011
Dear Follower of Christ,
Scott and Lou Ann Sholar have been active members in our congregation at Faith Assembly in Orlando for the past three years. Scott received a call to ministry three years ago, and he soon began his studies at Asbury Theological Seminary to fulfill that calling. He was blessed with a full scholarship to attend seminary, and he has now graduated with an M.A. in Christian Ministries. The only stipulation to his scholarship was, upon finishing school, he would “plan to serve in full-time pastoral ministry in the local church.” Faith Assembly has offered Scott an internship in an unpaid capacity. This letter hopes to enlist any who might be interested in helping fund this internship.
Scott would be working under me in the evangelism department of the church. If God speaks to you concerning this couple’s ministry start, please contact my office at (407)581-7710, or mail check (designated “internship, Scott Sholar”) to Faith Assembly of God, 2008 N. Goldenrod Rd., Orlando, Florida 32807.
Pastor Philip C. Waisanen, Associate Pastor
Faith Assembly of God, Orlando