In today’s mobile society, transitions are more common than ever before, but they are not always easy. During our years of serving the church in Zambia, my family has said many good-byes as co-workers, short-term and career, transitioned into ministry elsewhere. At this time, my wife and I are finding ourselves at another point of transition. Our ministry at Kingswood University will come to a close the end of June 2016.
We want to give all praise to God and thanks to Kingswood University for nearly thirteen years of ministry together. When God called us into full-time ministry we had no idea our ministry would include the equipping of servant leaders for global impact on a Christian university campus. Now, as we transition back to the United States to a new ministry, yet unknown to us, we know that the One who has led us since our first days together goes before us into our next days. Our goal is still to “seek first His Kingdom” (Matthew 6:33) and to “declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3).
By far the most rewarding part of serving at the university has been the phenomenal Kingswood community. We have been honored to work with brilliant colleagues who are not only outstanding in their fields but who became our friends. And, the students…we have learned together, walked up and down the hill together, done cross-cultural ministry together across four continents, shared meals together, prayed together, worshipped together, cried and laughed together, and served in so many other ways – together. Many of them (you) have crossed from college student to global servant, from university intern to ministry colleague. To know that we had a small part in helping you is extremely humbling and rewarding! Thank you!
So, we will continue to move through this period, waiting before God while seeking out wise counsel regarding our next steps. This is not a retirement but a transition for us, from one chapter of our lives to another, from one ministry to another. Thank you for being part of our stories.