Dear Church Family,
I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve you as senior pastor. Throughout the process, God has granted me clarity and peace and gave me a strong desire to serve you in this way. It was extremely encouraging to hear about the affirmation you gave last Sunday with the positive vote.
We are so excited to be joining you soon. A great deal has been going on for us to make that happen. We already have a contract on a house in New Carlisle. We are both working hard to prepare our house to sell, and it should be on the market this week.
God has been so good. We really appreciated the warm welcome you gave us and how much you served us the Sunday we were with you. It was so easy to talk with you and get to know you. You made our whole family feel welcomed, including our children. As we prepared for that week, Laura prayed that our hearts would already begin to be knit with yours, and as we were leaving, we both talked about how it would be sad if we never got to see you again. We’re so glad we do get to see you again, and Lord willing for many years in the future.
I have been listening to your services online as another way to get to know what goes on at FBCNC, and I heartily agree with Mitch. Now is not the time to stop praying. Prayer is all the more vital for this transition. I am praying for you. Please continue to pray for us. Pray for God to continue to provide all that’s necessary for us to get to you as soon as possible. Pray for wisdom for us to discern what’s best in order to accomplish that. Pray that God would expand our love for him and for each other as we prepare to begin our service together.
(on behalf of the whole Sharbaugh Family)
May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016