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The Next Chapter For Pastor B

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from me and my family to all of you and yours.

I am sure y’all have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet lately, and that’s because I’ve begun my seeking the Lord for direction for 2019 a little sooner than I normally do because there’s a major life change in the works for me and my family…and it’s quite likely it will have an affect upon the ministry.
Before you ask. No. I am not quitting the ministry. I am fully committed to serving the Lord, but my commitment to my family is just as important to me as my commitment to this ministry. Unfortunately, I’ve come to a place that many in ministry come to…the reality that neither my family nor my ministry are going to prosper if I don’t get a job that will enable me to help my wife adequately provide for my family. Sitting home on this computer doesn’t pay. There’s only a handful of people (and I’m thankful for every one of you) that have sown financially into this ministry, but the reality is there isn’t enough money coming in to the ministry…and at this point in our lives we’re one Walmart layoff away from being in serious financial trouble.
For those of you that say I need to have more faith that God will provide. Let me just say that God’s been trying to provide for this ministry, but the means in which He’s been trying to provide for the ministry through isn’t listening. In other words, He’s been trying to provide through you…but there aren’t enough of you sowing into the ministry to keep me from having to get a job. I suspect that’s because many of you don’t feel that my ministry is work or that it’s a hobby or whatever…but the point is there isn’t enough people sowing into the ministry to allow me to keep the ministry as a job.
There aren’t any legitimate work-from-home opportunities that I trust to get me where I need to be without dropping a lot of money into it. I’ve had a few people try to get me into Thrive (and it’s something I may still look into in the future), but the reality is most work-from-home businesses are too good to be true.
So, probably since just before Thanksgiving my wife and I have been talking about me giving serious consideration once again into training to become an over-the-road truck driver. I have to admit that I balked at the idea at first, but the more I’ve researched it and thought about it and prayed about it…the more at peace I’ve come to feel about it. I’ve contacted several companies, and the ones that are willing to work with me are the ones that want me to get my permit first…and so I’ve begun studying and taking the practice tests…and filled out the applications for those companies.
I’m most likely going to have to sell my broken down car for whatever I can get for it, I may have to do a fundraiser on Facebook, and I may even have to swallow my pride and ask my parents for a little bit of cash to enable me to afford transportation to wherever I’ll be training, meals that aren’t covered, and the cost of taking the test and obtaining my permit…in the hopes that shortly after the turn of the calendar I’ll be able to start my actual training as soon as possible.
I’m likely looking at least one or two months before I’m able to get my own truck, have a little bit of home time, and then be sent out on my own for at least the next year or two…and who knows it may become something that I love doing so much that I keep going, but the main point in doing this is to get training that I’d never be able to afford to pay for, give me some job history stability, and give me options in a couple years from now that I won’t have without taking advantage of this opportunity.
I don’t know what any of this is going to look like. I don’t know how much time I’ll have to write. I have an idea about doing either Facebook or YouTube videos called “On The Road With Pastor B”, but I don’t know what that’s going to look like either. I don’t know what kind of affect it’s going to have on my family, myself, or even my dog…but what I do know is that I need to do this because my family desperately needs me to be doing this for it’s financial outlook.
To be honest, I need to do this for me too, and I need to succeed at it because I believe it will help me get out of the rut I’m in. I also believe it will help me to feel better about myself, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of miles and hours and time to grow in my relationship with Jesus. I’ll have plenty of time to listen to podcasts and audio books and worship music. I’m sure in my downtime I’ll be able to read some books that I haven’t really been able to read, and I may even be able to afford to order and study so that I can finally become ordained as a pastor…so I can really be Pastor B and Pastor B’s Ministry can really have a legal charter.
Obviously, however, the greatest need for my doing this is the $50-$70,000 a year I can earn, and the options that I’ll have once my obligation to the company that trains me has been satisfied so that I won’t owe them for the cost of the training. I’ve been looking at ads to find several companies in the area that would be really good opportunities or I may find that the company that trains me is good enough to stay with…who knows what that looks like down the road…but God, right!?!
One thing I want y’all to know is that I’ve truly enjoyed serving the Lord as the pastor of Christlike Ministries NWA and now Pastor B’s Ministry. I love writing under the anointing of the Holy Ghost it makes me think about what an experience it must’ve been like for the writers of the 66 books of the Bible. It’s greatly encouraged me that many of you have taken the time to let me know that what I’m writing has impacted your relationship with Jesus…after all that’s one of the reasons I’ve done this for almost 7 years now. The other, of course, is because I want God to get the glory.
Anyways, I’m sorry I didn’t finish the Thanksgiving or Christmas series. I’ve had way too much on my mind, and it’s been very difficult for me to focus. I’ve had quite a few sleepless nights, times where I just talk to the Lord because of how important this is for me and my family, and I’m just not in a place where I can focus…even writing this my mind is distracted…but I wanted to write something like this so that y’all would be informed and know why I haven’t been writing.
I would also like to ask you as I’ve had to do so many time to be patient with me, to pray for my wife and daughter and for me, and to please stick with me through this next chapter. I promise you that the ministry isn’t going to be shut down, and I’m sure that I will have down time to write and continue to keep y’all updated on what’s happening on this next journey.
It turns out the journey to the inner chamber is going to include with it a journey to finding myself, and there’s a feeling within me that knows that this is something that I’ve kind of always wanted to do. It is one of the things I can remember saying that I wanted to be when I “grew up”, and who knew that nearly 45 years old would be when I was grown up to realize I need to do this…but here I am two months away from 45 knowing that this is a chance I must take to help my family.

In the mean time, if God puts it on your heart to help me do this please take a moment to go to https://www.paypal.me/christministnwa or to https://www.paypal.me/pastorbsministry and you can do just that. If you’d like something in return for your support you’re still able to buy my book by clicking here –> 7 Hebrew Words For Praise <– you can get both the digital and paperback copy if you’d like. If you’d like to keep in touch with me outside of Facebook please email me at pastorbryankizer@outlook.com, and I’ll get my personal number to you.

With that. I’m going to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and safe New Years. I’m going to continue studying for my tests, seeking God for grace, mercy, favor, and wisdom, and enjoy these next few weeks with my family. I want you all to know that I truly love each and every one of you. I’m extremely thankful and grateful for the support and prayers and the patience you’ve had with me. There would be no Pastor B’s Ministry without you the Pastor B’s Family!

Thank you all for your time and have a good night!
Blessings & Grace ~ Bryan J. Kizer

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