From deep in the heart of one Texan, Bob Fowler shares his background and thoughts on being a follower of Christ in the marketplace. To read his article in the Baptist Standard, click here.
An excerpt from the interview:
For the last few years, God has been leading me to use my legal skills, understanding of finances, and love of my church and its people to offer my services generally without charge to folks who need help?sometimes without knowing it?to be sure what they have is protected and will be preserved for the purposes they would choose.
Seeing folks not address these issues before a time of crisis or, worse, before it is too late to do anything, made me aware that all I have learned over the years was being directed to be an available help to my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Probably the shift into this realization of God's will for the rest of my life came about seven or eight years ago when I found myself called upon to serve as guardian of the person and estate of a dear lady in our church who was alone and had been confined to an Alzheimer's facility for several years.
While doing this particular service was profoundly gratifying, it was also profoundly complex, time-consuming and difficult. It was there I found out the probate court didn't care about my motives or my credentials.
My mission from then on has been just to be sure the members of our church have at least executed a power of attorney in order to keep their families, the court system and their resources from being overburdened.
Opportunities continue to present themselves?sometimes reluctantly, sometimes desperately. Living wills and health care powers of attorney, as well as simple wills, have followed along. Professionally, I have not been so gratified since that first decade of my law practice. Spiritually, I believe God is bringing my journey to its fruition.