It was an honor to sing and play at the funeral of one of our all-time favorite pastors, Tab Scarborough. Thank you, Gloria. You and the family are in our prayers. Your husband meant a great deal to our whole family. These are two of our favorite photos of him with Daddy!
Our family had the honor of being a part of Luke’s swearing in as a Laurens County councilman! God is so good!
In Luke’s words:
Today, I took a solemn oath and was officially sworn into office. Having my family surround me was an incredible blessing! The moment was so surreal and made me realize how privileged and honored I am to have this opportunity to serve and represent the great people of Laurens County.
After some research and inquiry, we believe that at 23 years old, I am likely the youngest person to ever be elected to public office in Laurens County history. This achievement is not about me, but rather how the Lord has directed my steps this past year. He is the one to whom I give all the praise, glory, and honor!
As I serve my four-year term, I will always represent the PEOPLE. I will always strive to do what’s right, and not just what is socially attractive. I vow to defend the Constitution and preserve Liberty for this generation and the ones that will follow. God will be my guide, and Freedom will be my voice!
To our county, state, & nation – Let Freedom Ring!
– Councilman Luke Rankin
Today we gathered at the historic downtown Laurens Courthouse and prayed over our country and the controversial election. What a great time of prayer with several pastors from our local community, and our very own state rep. Stewart Jones. Thank you to the many people that came out to pray and show their support.
We had the opportunity to attend Burnsview Baptist Church for the BLEXIT Conference as well as listen to Erik Corcoran speak on Sunday morning there this past weekend. It was a refreshing time of unified patriotism with like-minded Christians. It was packed! We thank Burnsview’s pastor, Tim Huckaby, for his bold stand in the community! Erik Corcoran recently started a movement called SC-We The People which has already attracted thousands of South Carolinian patriots.
Happy Independence Day from the Rankins!
We’re so happy that Luke won the Laurens county council Republican primary tonight! There is no Democrat running in our district, and so this was the biggest part of the race. We’re very proud of Luke and of the fact that he gives God the glory for his win tonight!
If you want to see the moment Luke finds out he won, and his touching prayer, you can see it on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/LukeRankinforCountyCouncil/videos/683575588874009/
We are so excited to share this patriotic video with y’all that we made for Luke’s campaign for County Council! We were all able to be a part of it and had a lot of fun doing it. We want to wish you all a blessed Memorial Day weekend, and we hope you get to spend this time with your families and take time to remember our veterans and those who have died to preserve our great country!! God Bless America!
If you are having trouble or have a slower internet connection, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/G9OZ-dxJanQ
Although we may be housebound, that doesn’t stop us from worshipping the Savior of the world this Easter time. Luke’s friends in Laurens came up with an idea for families to put lit crosses in front yards. They were interviewed on the news the other day, and it has really taken off! There are now thousands of Crosses! Praise Jesus!
On Wednesday night, we had the opportunity to watch our church’s live online service with a small group of some of our friends at our house! We enjoyed being able to fellowship with others during this time. Unfortunately, due to the situation, some of our musical engagements have been postponed to a later date. We will keep y’all posted! We will be singing on Sunday evening March 29th for our church’s online service. Y’all can watch any of our church’s great services online every Wednesday at 6:30 PM, Sunday morning at 9:30 and 10:45 AM, and Sunday evening at 6:00 PM! We have included the website links below.
Merry Christmas from the Rankin Family!
Merry Christmas from the Rankin Family!
Our first year experiencing Death’s Door was incredible! The presentation was a huge blessing and the turnout each of the three nights was awesome. My two littler sisters, Susanna and Phebe, were even convinced to be angels on the last night of the presentation. They did a great job! Our whole family is looking forward to helping out even more next year!
As you can see below, the pillar that I (Luke) am toting was no easy task. Sadly though, it turns out it was just some foam covered in plaster! I really thought I was getting somewhere with my workouts. 🙂
We have enjoyed participating in our church’s crusade this year. The crusade is continuing every night through Wednesday, with pre-music beginning at 6:45. It is open to the public; everyone’s welcome!
Some of us are involved in a Good News Club at a local elementary school. It’s a wonderful way to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with kids. Our family had the opportunity to volunteer for the Good News Spectacular at the TD Convention Center on Saturday, and we had fun making over a thousand snow cones! What a great turnout!