Monday, August 28, 2006

Something that made me laugh...

My church sends out a monthly newsletter to all of the members of the congregation. Pastor puts it together and sends it so that, ideally, it should come close to the beginning of the month. Sometimes the post office doesn't deliver all of the out of towners until the month is half over, but it always gets to us. But anyway, September's didn't face the same delay the previous two months' issues did, so we got it a little early. I was reading through it (because getting it makes me remarkably happy), and I noticed that Pastor wrote a short article about me. The title says, "Candidate for Ministry" and the article states: "Trish LastName has been approved as a Candidate for Ministry by the synod candidacy committee. Trish will graduate MyCollege in December and plans to attend HerChoice Seminary next year. Congratulations Trish! We are proud of you! (Even though you have confessed to jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.) Funds are regularly received for Student Aid at MyChurch and will be used to help defray costs for seminary education. Thanks to all who contribute regularly to this fund. It is a great way we can help minimize the financial burden of seminary education as well as show support in training effective leaders for the Church of Christ." The support my congregation showers upon me just continues to touch my heart. A part of me just has such a hard time believing that they think so highly of me, but I am just so grateful that they believe in my abilities and gifts so much that they are traveling with me down this path. I love those people like crazy and am so thankful that God brought me into fellowship with them so many years ago. I am indeed truly blessed! Thanks, God!