We are now less than 24 hours away from starting a new chapter in our lives and a new journey in ministry. Today we spend the day loading and cleaning and then early tomorrow morning we will head north to Gaylord, Michigan and our new venture with the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church (GEFC).
We are thankful to the Lord for the 6+ years we had here in Lititz, Pennsylvania. We saw God do some absolutely amazing and wonderful things in our ministry and in our family. We are leaving behind some "lifetime friends" that we will miss deeply. In fact, one of these couples, Randy and Brenda, are actually driving with us to Michigan to help us in our initial move. That's what makes it "bittersweet." We know without a doubt that God has worked in specific and remarkable ways to lead us to Gaylord, but we will miss the people we leave behind in a deep, deep way.
We do hope that those of you in Pennsylvania will keep in contact with us. I will be keeping my current email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Though we close on our house March 28, we do not get occupancy until April 11. So in the meantime, anything you would like to send us via snail mail can be sent to the following address:
C/O Gaylord Evangelical Free Church
PO Box 493
Gaylord, Michigan 49734
I will also be continuing to regularly post here on this blog and will also plan to continue my "Hope For Hurting Pastors" blog as well at http://www.hurtingpastor.blogspot.com/.
You can also listen to the audio recordings of my sermons at GEFC beginning this Sunday at http://www.gaylordefree.org/.
So no matter where you are and what situation you find yourself in, please remember, for the believer in Jesus Christ, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!! And if you ever find yourself in Northern Michigan - be sure to make contact with us! Blessings to all!