Randy was only with us a short time and now must move on to Tucson, AZ for employment. We'll miss him and pray God blesses him as he goes. But before he leaves, Randy has a last word of thanks and encouragement.
I'm writing to express my gratitude and love for you, Sovereign Grace Church.
I moved from St. Louis to Orange for a new job in the summer of 2012. I left behind all my friends and family, all the comforts of home, and started anew. It was very stressful and difficult time in my life.
When I went looking for a church, I found you by entering church into my phone. That was it. I had no other leads. But I knew right away that I had found a new spiritual home.
The first Sunday I was greeted by Nate Adams and others who made me feel like I was important to them. What a feeling! And the sermon spoke to my heart and brought comfort and peace to my soul.
It didn't take long before I started to truly understand the heart of the church. You are a place of acceptance, deliverance, compassion, and guidance...driven by the love of Christ. I was challenged by your teachings and doctrine to better understand who I am in Christ. And I am forever grateful for my spiritual growth while with you. I am leaving a different man than when I arrived.
Thank you for being here for me. I'll never forget you and cherish our friendships. I pray God sends you more people to welcome like you welcomed me.