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Are The Heroes Here Yet?

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Are The Heroes Here Yet?

Pastor Brandon Hartzell is my son-in-law. He’s just the best one a father-in–law could ever have. I love him.

He was not raised in a pastor’s home, yet he deeply loves and respects the ministry. He treats me with more honor than I deserve.

He’s often had his picture taken with great men he’s revered. In his office there are pictures on the wall or on his desk of men like Bro. J.T. Pugh, Bro. Wayne Huntley and others who have made positive influences in his life.

Bro. Hartzell deeply loves the ministry and the godly men he has met. He also has a great gift of remembering what they taught him.

Pastor Brandon Hartzell & Ainsley

He also tries to instill into his children and his congregation in Cary, North Carolina that it is a privilege to have these great men of God visit their church and minister to them.

Pastor Hartzell openly tells his people that these men have given their lives to the Gospel and are modern day heroes of the Faith.

He recently announced to his church that the next Sunday, a Missionary would be in visiting in service with them.

Ainsley, his four-year-old daughter, wanted to ride to Sunday School with her Daddy that morning. Upon arriving early at the church, she walked into the auditorium and looked around for the Missionary. She didn’t see anyone she didn’t already know. Little Ainsley looked up at her daddy and said, “Daddy, are the Heroes here yet?”

(Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all Pentecostal kids felt that our Missionaries were Heroes? Maybe they would, if we taught them.)

Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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  1. good deal and true

    Bobby Ikerd

    November 16, 2010 at 9:05 pm

  2. Beautiful!

    kennethbow

    November 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm

  3. So great to instill a respect for the ministry inyour kids. Our girls were always so excited when a Evangelist or Missionary was coming. Never once did I hear anything like being resentful. To them it was so much fun to have them inthe home.

    Marian June Davis

    November 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm

  4. Thank you for sharing such a precious story with us.

    Charlotte Mills

    November 17, 2010 at 7:13 am

  5. Love it! How commendable!

    Dr. John Scheel

    November 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

  6. Very touching article. Ainsley is a very beautiful girl. God bless you and your family in all that you do. I really enjoy reading your articles almost as good as seeing you preach in person.

    Margaret Hale

    November 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm


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