I sit here in the parsonage going over my last sermon for Caliente Community UMC. Tomorrow will be my last Sunday with the good folks of Caliente.
When I retired two years ago, I could never imagine that God would call me to serve here. It reminds me of the Emmaus saying, "Don't anticipate!" God always has a better plan.
I cannot imagine anything better than serving all of you here at Caliente! It has been nothing less then a privilege, honor and blessing to be in ministry with you.
I am ending my pastoral ministry on a high note! I thank each and everyone of you for all you have done to make this such a blest experience.
You were the hands and feet of Christ when my family and I needed it. You stepped up and kept the ministries going when I was out of town. You allowed me to be myself and let the Holy Spirit lead us. You even put up with my "accent" and fast speech.
I am forever grateful for the love you have shown me.
There will always be a place in my heart for Caliente.
In His Service,