I wanted to write this blog as a “Thank You!” for the love you have shown Susannah and me as we continue in this transition as Co-Pastors. There is no doubt that we are still continuing in the transition and ironing out how the daily routines will work into the future, but there has been some “settling-in.” In that settling-in, I wanted you to know that I have been blown away by the love you have sent our way. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a caring and compassionate congregation.

The concept of hospitality and a welcoming spirit is so essential to the cause of Christianity. I can tell you that Susannah and I have truly seen the depths (or maybe a better word is “heights”) of Assurance’s spirit of hospitality and welcoming. We both know that the idea of Co-Pastors is so new (to both the church and us), and yet we have truly felt that all of you have embraced us and made us feel like family. We FEEL THE LOVE! We truly feel the love every day we get to work at this amazing church. Thank you!

I wanted you to know that Susannah and I are fully committed to serving both Christ and this great church. We are blessed to be at such a special place, and we cannot wait to see what God has in store for all us as we look to the future. Like I said, we FEEL THE LOVE, and we look forward to many days, weeks, months and years of showing the community around us how Assurance shares that love.

The Apostle Paul once said: “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Paul has an amazing way with words, and they really speak to my heart of how I feel about this wonderful church as well. So, once again, “Thank you!” And Susannah and I hope that you will FEEL THE LOVE we have for all of you!

Growing and Going,

Pastor Lonnie