“There’s a season for everything and a time for every matter under the heavens:
2 a time for giving birth and a time for dying,
a time for planting and a time for uprooting what was planted,
3 a time for killing and a time for healing,
a time for tearing down and a time for building up,
4 a time for crying and a time for laughing,
a time for mourning and a time for dancing,.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
This is one of my favorite verses. Our journey in this world goes through the same type of seasons we go through in an earthly year. The seasons may be longer or shorter. It may depend on what we need to learn. But through it all God is good!
My season at my current church is coming to a close and I will be with you very soon. I look forward to being with you and working alongside you in mission and ministry. God has blessed you with a beautiful building to worship in and I am excited about being there with you.
As a pastor we all come with unique gifts and talents, I ask for your prayers during the transition to find your unique qualities too. I look forward to getting to know you all and you me. I’ve been praying for this move since I have found out about this great opportunity to serve God in a new place and a new way. Please pray for me and my son (and dogs) as we come to be with you. My son will be serving at his first appointment in Greenville district. He is my youngest son. I have a daughter (Tiffany and her spouse Jayson with one son, Jayden), I have a middle son (Nicholas and his wife Teri) they all live in Aiken County. My parents have passed but I also have 2 sisters living in Aiken County. One brother in Texas. Family is very important to me. They are always in my thoughts and prayers. If you have not heard, Covid took a lot from me. I lost my husband from complications with Covid almost 2 years ago. We contracted it at the same time.
Praise God I am healthy! God has more for me to do! I am so looking forward to a new beginning with you in a place I don’t know a lot about. I’ve been a lifelong United Methodist and understood the itinerancy I would be accepting with my call. I have been blessed in every place I have been sent to and I know I will be blessed at Grace too. I hope you are overflowing with joy as much as I am. See you all soon.
In the grip of God’s grace,