With our departure onto the mission field in just 8 days we are experiencing a lot of lasts.
And yesterday was no different.
As our church held a commissioning serve for our family yesterday we said our good-byes... to the people we have called our church family for the past 2 years. The people we laughed with, cried with, grew with and worshiped with.
The church that loved us just the way we are, and because of that, we experienced Jesus-
and we were changed.
I am so thankful for the place where our pastor allowed us the freedom to grow into who God created us to be- because he was more concerned with making disciples than growing numbers.
Thankful for a church that isn't about having the biggest, best and latest... and more concerned about the one who designed the church instead.
I am thankful for group of people who loved us just the way we were, and who believed in us- even when we didn't.
(photo credit Austin Davidson)
It's funny how the Lord puts people into your life for a reason... and often times for only a season.
And yet a part of them remains with you forever.
For that, I am thankful.