Every journey comes to an end. Next Friday evening, my journey toward ordination will be complete. There were many times in the past ten years whenI thought this day would never come. For a longperiod, I gave up on the idea completely. It seemed futile.
But you, Central Christian, did not allow the dream to die. When I let it go, you picked it up and dreamed it for me until I healed enough to start walking the road again. All I can say is thank you. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate the love and encouragement you have provided me all these years.
Of course, the end of one journey marks thebeginning of another. I'm glad to be beginning this new phase of my ministry with you.