A few weeks ago, I was able to fly down to Beaumont, Texas to catch up with Josh and Esther Jean. After spending a few years in Louisville, KY studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Josh and Esther moved back to Beaumont, their hometown, to plant Sojourn Church of Beaumont. Trips like this are an absolute joy and so encouraging for me personally, as I’m reminded of all that God is doing in towns like this across the country through faithful men and women like Josh and Esther. So, even though Beaumont might be considered one of the saddest cities in America, I found that God is doing a work here that should give the church reason to celebrate and continue to “be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Cor. 15:58).