Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A Turn in the Journey

Alright... the reason this blog has been mostly silent lately...

I just haven't been able to post this (until the people who needed to know had already heard) and I didn't want to just post junk so I was posting 'something':

After almost 7 years in youth ministry in Auburn, my family and I are moving to Scottsbluff to become the pastor of student ministries with Westway Christian Church. This has been the most difficult decision I have ever faced, as we've wrestled with God and conscience and fear and emotion and guilt and...

As our time here closes, it is my prayer that people realize that I was only a vessel, just as they are, and that nothing has been accomplished in this ministry except what was accomplished by God. He has built this work and will continue to do so. There are a great bunch of people here following Christ and loving students. It has been an honor to be a part of them. They have been family for LuAnn and I and those three awesome kids in the last post. I could have asked for no better people than these, with which to begin my ministry life. Auburn Christian Church, you should know that whatever I become, whatever ministry I am involved in, you have had a huge part in the shaping of my life. I will thank God continually for my time here with you.

9 comments:

  1. Good Luck mike! Not only me but the other kids that are in youth group with me will miss you very much and i think i can say for all of us that you have been an awesome youth minister to us! Thanks a bunch!
    Jennifer

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  2. WE LOVE YOU MIKE!

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  3. Aw. Mike, you made me tear. It has been Awesome getting to know you and hear you preach to us. You've helped me out a lot on so many different issues. Even about my boyfriends. HEHE. Hey, you'll have to go through it sometime with Emily. Be prepared. :) I will miss you greatly and wish you the best of luck. Also, keep me updated to how things are going and I shall do the same for you. There is like so much I would love to tell you but I can't get it all out. Thanks for everythgin and good luck.
    In Him,
    Jeni

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  4. Hey Mike! You maybe leaving the church but you will always be in our hearts, in our thoughts and also in our prayers. Thanks for everything. And remember Mike that God is good....ALL THE TIME!! hehe We will miss you!
    Shaun

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  5. I will continue to pray for you and your family! You're a great friend!!!

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  6. Good luck man hope things go great for you out there. God bless

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