This past Sunday Pamela and I were shown a great deal of love and appreciation as the MCC family provided us with a tasty meal followed by some amazing sweets. As much as I loved the food I loved the time of sharing even more.
Several members of the church family took the time to share not only their thanks for our ministry but they went one step further, they said exactly what it was about us that they were thankful for. Please don't get me wrong a heartfelt thank you for all you do is always welcome, but it so much more meaningful when specifics are shared. As each person shared from their heart what they appreciate about us it became more and more clear to us just what others valued and what aspects of our life and ministry had been on target.
I am a big believer in being a thankful person and letting others know just how much they matter to me. I try to be specific and even more importantly I try to keep up to date with my thanks. If you are thankful let people know as soon as you can.
Pamela and I want to say thank you to each and every member of the MCC family for your faithfulness to Christ, to each other, to the community, and to us. Thank you for your warm welcome to everyone who enters the church. Thank you for your encouraging words and acts of kindness. Thank you for showing the love of Christ to those in the community that you often do not even know. Thank you for your generous giving. Thank you for sharing your time and talents. Thank you for your wisdom and leadership. You guys are the best.