Monday, November 7, 2011

The Sending

We cannot begin to describe the feelings we had at both worship services on Oct 23rd and at the lunch that followed.  We have talked for hours about how blessed we are to have so many people with us on our journey to Tanzania.  In all our months of preparation for going, we were not prepared for how hard it would be to leave.

We are grateful that our family and friends could be with us to share the love that is evident at every service at St. John's.  We are thankful for the presence of the Bishop, clergy, members, and new friends we have met through our visits to congregations throughout SEPA.  We appreciate the changes that were made to regular schedules in order to be with us.

Our thanks go to everyone who helped with the planning and work involved in providing the lunch.  What a great idea to have local and Tanzanian food.  Everything was wonderful.

The day confirmed how truly blessed we are to be part of the family of God throughout the world.  We thank God for all of you.

1 comment:

  1. I know I'm way late with this, but I completely agree with every thing you said above. I teared up when St John's sent me off to North Carolina. It's always good to know you have all those people behind you, supporting you.