We have other brothers and sisters in Christ who have transitioned to other locations and new homes out-side the Lake Havasu community for the sake of being closer to family/some dealing with the reality of aging and for others it could be health-related. We also have those who have been a part of this faith family, who have felt the leading of God’s spirit and God’s calling to transition into other ministry opportunities and callings.
Our life and faith journeys are sometimes planned, other times unexpectedly interrupted with challenges, struggles, opportunities and new ventures that we had not anticipated. Including journeys that take us down roads that present health challenges such as cancer, cancer treatments and therapy, or surgeries and recovery from knee, hip, shoulder, just to name a few. Other life and faith journeys are out of a sense of call. Sometimes that calling is gradual and other times it is immediate. Being open to the calling and the discernment of God’s call is a challenge and a work of patience.
That all being said, we are so thankful for the many ways in which so many people have come into the faith community here at Mount Olive and impacted this ministry with their gifts. We are grateful for their faithful years of service, friendship, spiritual and mental support for one another. Many of us have journeyed with and had the privilege of walking alongside those who are transitioning into other settings in life.
In our Lenten journey we have continued to pray-er the following prayer at the conclusion of each worship. “Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” May we continue to prayer and uplift this prayer on behalf of those who are transitioning to other settings and callings in life at this time.
We are blessed for the journey, you have all that you need with in you!
Craig M. Corbin