Dear GrandView Family,
Two weeks have passed since our retirement day at the church and after allowing the events of that day to soak in Gloria and I have realized just how blessed we have been to have the privilege of leading such a gracious group of people!
When I packed all my office belongings, that included all my Thank You cards so before any more time passes we just want to say a great BIG THANK YOU for such a great celebration and send off on April 28! That day couldn’t have been any more perfect!
Over the past couple of weeks, we have had an opportunity to read over all the cards and the memory book given to us and we were so blessed with all your beautiful words of appreciation! We were also completely overwhelmed with all your gracious gifts, the generous gift from the church and so many individuals who blessed us beyond words!
We miss all of you more than you will know, but at the same time, we are very excited for you as we have received word that God seems to be opening the doors with the search process. We are praying for the search committee and elders as they meet with a very capable candidate this week to see if God will continue leading the way for your new pastor.
Thank you once again to the entire committee of people who helped plan our wonderful retirement celebration and to all who attended that very special day, and for the absolute outflow of love, you all showed to us!
We love you and thank our Lord for our experience with you over the past 19 years!
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Greg & Gloria Wilkins