yesterday at the winds we received a special offering for our pastors as a christmas gift.
from carmel and i, i'd just like to say thanks to all of you who gave (and gave generously) to us and to our staff. it is very touching to receive such a tangible demonstration of your appreciation for our ministry.
you are too kind.
thanks, too, to all the staff at westwinds who (along with our heroic elders) have walked through fire with us. i think it's safe to say we've put our ghosts to rest, our past behind, and are looking forwards to increasingly wonder-filled days of serving jesus in a one-of-a-kind church.
everything we've won through together has come at a personal cost to you and your families. i am proud to serve with you.
again - thanks to everyone who has made this year at westwinds such a fantastically monumental year of advance.