Monday, February 9, 2009

Sharing our News

Yesterday, Mike announced our intentions for him to resign at the end of his current term as pastor at Pathway. While this news was tough for many in our congregation to hear, our Christian family has been very gracious and encouraging in their response to us. What a gift!

After sharing the news at church, Mike and I had a conversation with Ethan and Abby over lunch. Abby was in a goofy mood and responded to the news of a future move with glib excitement. Ethan was much more thoughtful. After asking several questions about details, he was quiet for a while.

Then he said, "When you move away, you still love people. You just can't hug them."

Yes, buddy, that's right.

1 Thessalonians 3:12
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.


Smith Family said...

I really like Ethan's quote! We are praying for you guys during this time of transition. We've been so blessed to have you as our pastor and worship leader. We're excited to see what God has planned for you in the future.

Laura Fenske said...

Bangor is loosing a pretty amazing family. You have affected so many lives in such positive ways there! However, I'm so excited for what you all have in store for you in the future. I second Lanny and Jory in the statement that we were so blessed to have you as our pastor and worship leader while we were in Bangor and we are still so blessed to have you as friends. We miss you TONS and wish you the best in the transition as well. I wish I could be there to help!