I learned today that you have called a new pastor. I am pleased about this and wish you and him every blessing in your new life together.
It was my joy to serve you as your pastor during some of the happiest as well as some of the darkest days of your history. I thank God for this. In His good Providence those times prepared all of us for the work we are now doing and shall be doing in His Church and Kingdom.
Kathy and I want to thank you for your generous gift upon our leaving Columbia, for all of the help that you gave us in our move (and in working on the house), and for all of the kindnesses you have shown to Emily since our departure.
We are settling in to our new responsiblities, to life in the city, and to life away from each of our children. We have found grace in time of need and much joy in our new work in the church and school here.
We join to wish you a very blessed Advent season and a Merry Christmas!
In the unbreakable bonds of the Gospel,
Thom and Kathy