As you have probably heard by now, I will be moving away this summer to pursue a new career opportunity in Texas.
I want to thank you all for your support and love during the past few years. It has been such an honor to serve as your DRE. As I head off on a new adventure in the Lone Star State, I hold you all in my heart. You are a truly special congregation and have so much to share with the world.
My prayer for you is that you support one another, especially the children and youth in your midst. Don’t assume that someone else is doing the work of teaching the young people. It takes a village to support healthy growth. You are an important part of that village.
Thank you for a wonderful experience, and taking a risk on a brand new DRE three years ago. You have meant the world to me, and I will miss you. I’ll leave you with these words from Laila Ibrahim:
“It’s a blessing you were born
And it matters what you do
What you know about God
Is a piece of the truth
May the beauty you love
Be what you do
And you don’t have to do it alone”
Peace and Laughter, my friends.