That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith – and what a rich faith it is handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you! And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed – keep that ablaze! God doesn’t want us to be shy with His gifts, but bold and loving and sensible. 2 Timothy 1:5-7 (The Message Bible) Paul is writing a letter to Timothy to encourage him in his ministry, as a pastor of a large church in Ephesus. It was an incredibly challenging time…

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