I just wanted to take a minute to say, "Thank You" to each and every one of you for 2 years of life changing experiences and events. I came to Promise Land Ministries on July 10, 2013 a broken and beaten up man. Yet, from the moment I walked through those doors of our old sanctuary, I felt extremely welcomed and cared for. I attribute that feeling to you all.
Though my journey with Promise Land has come to an end, I want you to know how grateful I am. I thank you for your love, your acceptance, your support, and more than anything, your prayers. The past 8 months have been trying on me both physically and emotionally; but it is because of your prayers and support, that I know I will get through it. I have missed being there regularly, but always knew you were with me.
To Glenn, Vera, Joe, Ed, and Mike; I thank you all for showing me the right way to live my life. To know that it cannot be MY WILL, but God's Will. Keeping this in the forefront of my mind, and always in my heart; will allow me to once again be the father, son, and more importantly the man I used to be. For that, I cannot say Thank You enough. To Chris, you and I share so much more than just the 239 area code. These past two years working together and serving together have meant more to me than you will ever know. I am so proud of how much you have grown in Christ. It's truly Gods work! I look forward to watching you continue to grow in both your Christian Life and now in your personal life! I love you my brother.
To all the guys and girls that I have lived with, worshiped with, and had the pleasure of serving with; I wish you continued success and progress in your journey not just in sobriety, but in Christ. You can always overcome your issues as long as you put him first. It's not easy, every day is a new struggle, but with him, you can do anything. Philippians 4:13.
To all the guys and girls in the program now, take this opportunity and grab a hold of it with both hands! Turn yourselves over fully and completely to God, to the program, and just as importantly to each other. You have to understand and appreciate the opportunity God has afforded you. This is not only a life altering opportunity for you, but a life saving opportunity, embrace it. Use this chance to stop doing things your way, and do them HIS way. If you do that with your whole heart, you'll be amazed at what life has in store for you.
In closing, I love you all. I thank you all. I appreciate everything you have done for me. If there is anything I can ever do for anyone, please feel free to contact me. I'm not going away, just starting the next phase of my life. Thank You and God Bless. Keep these two verses in mind: James 1:12 and Jeremiah 18:4