THE LAST TIME…
As we close out a chapter here on the beautiful island of Guam, we have been experiencing many “last things.” Fact is, we have found ourselves saying, “This is the last time we will eat this, or swim here, or be together…” Often times, we have been overcome with tears and sadness. But through it all, we have been able to reflect on the goodness and kindness of God. He has used Guam and Harvest Baptist Church to shape both Misty and I as we have served here. What an awesome and unique ministry that reaches so many cultures and people groups. Over the years, God has used many people to proclaim His truth and declare His praises, and He will continue to do so moving forward.
We wanted to take some time to thank all the people of Harvest and Guam for loving our family. We have been overwhelmed with cards and food and hugs. These are things we will treasure in our hearts for years to come.
As I think of “the last time,” June 11th was the last time I led worship at Harvest. It has been a joy and a privilege to do so all these years. One day, we will worship together around the throne of our King. I look forward to that day!
Although this is our “last time on Guam”, we are beginning our “first time” experiences here in Salt Lake City and on to Hawaii. Some of our “firsts” have been longer drives in the car, a different kind of heat (dry), traffic, seeing so many people…people who need to hear and know Jesus as their Savior.
We ask specifically that you would pray for our transition. Leaving behind an unbelievable community and heading in to church planting can create a big hole, but we know that Christ will fill that with Himself and we are looking forward to see how He grows us and causes us to lean more on Him. Pray for our children that they would adjust and adapt quickly. Pray for Misty as she leaves an island home that she has known for 17 years. Pray that God would open up doors during this time of transition that we would be able to show Christ and share Christ with others. Lastly, we ask that you pray for the Lord to continue to provide for us. We are praying specifically for God’s people to be burdened to support us on a monthly basis. The quicker we can be fully supported, the quicker we can jump 100% in to the church plant. We haven’t been able to spend a lot of time raising support as we have been ministering right up until our move. We do appreciate your prayers! Thank you for partnering with us 4 the Gospel!