“God is always at work around you!” This statement is the first reality expressed in the course Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. And the very first time that I met with the Pastor Search Committee, I saw God at work! I quickly noticed a spirit of collaboration, obvious unity, kindred fellowship, and authenticity. When I met with the key leadership in January, I felt very welcomed and could feel the same warmth of the HRBC family that I had through the interview process. That evening, sporadic laughter often filled the room! I could tell that you love one another. My daughter, Isabella, has a saying in her room: “Live-Laugh-Love.” It’s clear that HRBC does this very well!
Melanie, Isabella, and I are so very thankful to begin this new chapter in our lives with you. We are thrilled to see how God will work in, among, and through each person to bring about lasting fruit for God’s glory! Thank you so much for welcoming us through your cards, notes, emails, and posts. We have sensed your prayers in a powerful way as we have said goodbye to our church family of 16 ½ years. While these past weeks have been bittersweet, we know that we are following the path that God has prepared for us. Please continue to pray for our transition to HRBC and for our former congregation as they lean into God’s will for their future.
As we journey along the road together, I will do my best through God’s grace and yours to be a faithful servant leader, husband, father, and friend.
In Christ’s service, Bob