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Scripture-based prayers for Pastors:
Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, anoint Pastor Scott to preach, and bring apostolic results (Acts 2:37). As my pastor speaks the Word, let sign and wonders follow confirming it (Mark 16:20). 
Let the sick be healed; let the oppressed be set free. Anoint Pastor Scott with the truth (Matthew 16:17). Let people be cut to the heart and accept Jesus Christ.

Pastor Scott's Weekly Devotionals

 
An Invitation...

If you've been following national events here in the United States, you've been reminded over and over again about the prevalence of sexual violence in our society. One of the most staggering statistics I've ever heard in my life is that one in four girls, and one in six boys, will be sexually abused before turning 18. This is astounding!

As a pastor, I'm gradually becoming more aware of how traumatic life can be, and how widespread the trauma is. Reality doesn't pull any punches.

In the spirit of transparency, I also acknowledge that I myself am in that category of one in six boys who was sexually abused before turning 18. I'm not saying this in order to stand out. People who know me know that I'm not comfortable drawing attention to myself. I'm saying this in order to share with you some hope and an invitation.

Here's a hopeful thought: Even though abuse typically brings with it debilitating amounts of sadness, shame, guilt, and other forms of personal pain, it is still possible to experience a life of fulfillment and significance.

Here's my invitation: Take the time to seriously think about this hopeful thought. Do you believe it? Is it even possible? Am I just another voice of false hope? Are you actually experiencing fulfillment and significance in your own life? If so, what actions and attitudes have enabled you to experience these blessings? Do you know anyone with whom you can share your actions and attitudes? In other words, can you offer to someone else the hope you yourself have found?

If you've come to a point in your journey where you're ready to talk with someone about this, I'm proud of you! I'm also open to talking with you. You're welcome to message me privately. I realize, however, that I'm a male, and 96% of people who sexually abuse children are male. Given this reality, you're probably not open to talking with me about this. I get it. I understand, and I don't blame you. If this is the case, please find someone to talk with about your experiences, because isolation kills hope.

Sharing the journey,

Pastor Scott
          Meet Pastor Scott Hausrath

 Born in San Jose, California in 1961, Pastor Scott was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In 1980, while  attending the University of California at Berkeley, he heard the gospel and became a Christian, thanks to the  ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.

 Desiring to serve in gospel ministry, Pastor Scott attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, where he first met  Seventh Day Baptists. He became a member of the San Gabriel Valley SDB congregation and was blessed  through the ministry of Pastor John and Ruthie Peil. Upon graduating from Fuller, Pastor Scott was given the  opportunity to minister with the Foothill SDB congregation in Montrose, CA.

After pastoring in Montrose for fifteen years, he stepped down and moved to Redmond, Washington, to assist his step-mother in taking care of his father, who was struggling with Parkinson's Disease. While in Washington, Pastor Scott was very blessed to enjoy the fellowship of the Seattle Area SDB Church. He was particularly touched by the ministry of Pastor Ken and Ruth Burdick.

Shortly after his father's death in August of 2011, Pastor Scott was contacted by the North Loup, Nebraska SDB Church, who were seeking a minister. Upon accepting the congregation's call to ministry, he began pastoring in North Loup on February 1, 2012.

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