Thank you all so much for the many and generous ways that you have wished my family and me "Farewell and Godspeed." You have lavished us with gifts and attention over these last few weeks. I want to especially thank you for the very kind Christmas gift and the farewell luncheon.
Yet, perhaps the greatest gift you have given me is to send me on my way feeling loved and affirmed, and with the promise of continued prayers for my ministry. You are a kind and caring people. It has been an honor and privilege to serve God alongside you.