From our newsletter this week.
I know I haven’t gotten any newsletters out in a while, but this week Beth Hardy asked me to send this out:
May 31st is going to be my last day as Kidopolis Director and as a staff member at LCC. I am grateful for the last 7 years that God has allowed me invest in LCC and each of your families and want you to know how much I love each of the kids here. It was a privilege to be able to share with them each week who God is to them and watch them grow in the knowledge of how valuable they are to God. I would also like to thank the many volunteers who have served in Kidopolis over this time and the volunteers who are continuing to serve now. They have invested countless hours sharing God’s love with our kids and make such an impact each week. They are so valuable to the health and growth of LCC and I am grateful to have had an opportunity to work with them.
You might not know it, but Beth has been with us since back in the days of us meeting in the Long Center (well, her first Sunday with us was our last Sunday in the Long Center). That means she and her family go back with us all the way to the summer of 2010!
I roped her into our children’s programming (it was called KidZone at the time) pretty much as soon as I could, and she has been serving us in an ever increasing capacity for almost 7 years now!
I know she has been a particular blessing to many of you, but I want to use this forum to express my personal thanks. Our church has been through a lot of transitions over the years, and Beth has been a tireless servant as Kidopolis Director and even for a while as my Administrative Assistant. We’ve certainly been sources of frustration to each other (I’m sure I frustrated her more than she did me), but Beth has been a strong ally in this ministry here, and I’m sure grateful to God for the time she’s been on staff with us.
Transitions in life are inevitable. Nevertheless, it’s such a joy to know that God always has good plans for us. As he promised the people of Israel in Jeremiah 29:11 and the Church in Romans 8:28, his plans are always for the prosperity of his people; maybe not their comfort, but always their good, our good.
I’m grateful for what God has done, and eager for what he will do.