So...this week marks the beginning of something new in our lives. Sunday was my father's last Sunday as pastor of New Life Center, Garden City. Amazing. Almost 19 years have past since he started our church. They have been some of the hardest, yet most fulfilling, years of my life. I am proud of my parents. They started a church, and kept it alive and well through 19 years of good, bad and ugly.
Now, starting tomorrow, we will have a new pastor. Pastor Smothers is going to be a wonderful addition to our church. I am very excited about this change! But it is a bittersweet moment. A very important part of my life has ended, and something new is beginning. I thank God for my parents, for the Godly example they set for me, and for all their hard work in this ministry. And I wish them a sweet and peaceful start in this new phase of life.