David and I are so blessed that each of you opened your lives to us over the past 15 years as we shared in ministries. Together, we laughed, worked hard, cared for one another, cried, and worshipped. New ministries were begun to be intentional about prayer, equip each other to care for others, support our military, provide support groups for those dealing with difficult life changes, enjoy lively discussions and meals together, and through drama to embrace a different way of sharing God’s Word. It was a time of challenge and joy with many high and holy moments. David and I look at this as the summer of our lives as God’s radiant Son shown in each of you. As we enter the autumn of our lives, God has a plan. The only thing that will change is the season. Each of you are dear brothers and sisters in Christ regardless of the season of our lives.
We so appreciate the warmth and generosity of the reception in our honor, the quilt where each of you left us encouraging words, and your gifts of love. For a long time, we have had a dream of a fountain in our backyard that would provide a place for reflection and meditation as well as laughter and fellowship. With your generosity, Richard Prince was commissioned to transform our patio with the most incredible fountain as shown on the photograph. David and I are so humbled by your generosity. As the water flows, it will always be a vivid reminder of the waters of your love and continued friendships in Christ.
With a grateful heart,