Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saying Goodbye

I'm writing this Saturday night but I won't be posting it until Sunday afternoon. Tomorrow we will be announcing our resignation as the Associate Pastors of Oakville Assembly of God. It is a bittersweet time for us as we say goodbye to all our family here in Oakville, yet we're eager to see what God has in store for us. This is not a new development, but something that God has been stirring in our hearts for several months now. We knew for sure that He was asking us to stay here during the pastoral transition, and to be the interim pastor for that time. Now that Pastor James has been here for several months we know that God is pulling us in a different direction, but at the same time I've been dragging my feet because I haven't wanted to leave. I can't count the number of times I've paced back and forth in the Sanctuary at OAG and thanked God for bringing me to this church, yet now after three years we're set to embark on another journey. Thank-you to all of our church family, you've been a tremendous blessing to us, we wish you well and will pray for you often.

-Jeff-

2 comments:

Jason said...

Hey Jeff,
It's an exciting and terrifying time when you are transitioning from a place you know and love and stepping out to wherever God may be leading you.

I've been there and I will be praying for you.

Tin Man said...

Hey Jeff and the better half "Tiff";

Norma and I heard you both had moved on in your spiritual walk.

I can understand how difficult a decision it was as both Norma and we went through "MANY MANY MANY" months of questioning ourselves and our motives and Gods direction for our lives before making a decision.

You both were great and a real motivator at Oakville Assembly of God.

Both Norma and I wish you well, as you both have a good heart.

My prayer for you both is that God will shield you from the arrows of life.

Take care;
Charley and Norma Keller