I agonize over having to tell them.
I have grown quite close to so many members and have been there with them as they say good-by to their loved ones and hello to new members. I have seen them cry from news of cancer, only to have God perform a miracle and put them in remission. I have sat in a car with 15 youth as we travel to a Youth Convention in Minneapolis for 10 hours and thanked God we missed the bridge collapse by a few short days. I LOVE BEING A PASTOR...
But, the Lord is calling me to serve Him and His people in the US Army so I continue to pray,
"Not my will be done, but Yours!"
Telling others will be filled with mixed emotions. My family and I will look forward to the next challenge and a new home, hopefully in Europe. Image courtesy of www.youwall.com
But we will be filled with sorrow as we leave. God knows and we trust His guidance.