Sunday, June 29, 2008

Our Community

Today was a very special day for Ko and I. For several years we have been serving as leaders in a couples community group at our church ( called "Connections." Today was our last day to serve as the "main" leader couple for the group and we will be stepping into a new leadership position in the fall.

We knew today was going to be more of a social gathering than our typical Bible-teaching class but little did we know the plans the group had set out for us. We were blessed by two of our pastors - Mark Davis & Pete Lackey - who came and thanked us for our service. Pete is the current "Marriage & Family" minister and he presented us with a "service towel" which is somewhat of a tradition in the Marriage & Family ministry. The towel was placed nicely in a shadow box (they joked that it wasn't for Ko to wipe himself with after Tae Kwon Do!) and it had our names inscribed on it with the scripture reference:

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Col 3:23-24
After the two pastors spoke there were several more people that stood in front of the class and spoke some amazing words to us and about us. Then the class presented us with a wonderful gift basket which included gift cards for !!! What an amazing gift.
The rest of the morning consisted of some amazing video/photography footage and some yummy treats.
Ko and I have been very humbled to be part of the leadership team in this community and as we look forward to what the future holds for this community we are excited beyond belief. With the great leadership stepping up next year and the strong pastors to lead us we will no doubt be able to serve not only our community but the greater DC area.
Thank you, Connections - we are so blessed to have been by your side in service.

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