So last night we had our final goodbye at the Richland Hills church of Christ. We stood around for about two hours, saying goodbye to so many people who have invested in us over the past 8 years. It was a really sweet time of encouragement and blessing for our little family. And since next week, we will be leaving to go to Abilene, I’d like to say a couple of things to both the Richland Hills people and Highland people reading this.
1. We aren’t leaving Richland Hills, we are being sent by them. The word missional is a buzz word in churches these days, but long before it was a trend, it was a philosophy of ministry at RHCC. They’ve taught Leslie and I to realize just how big the Kingdom of God is. And our decision to come to Highland was an extension of that. We believe that God is doing some huge stuff at the Highland Church and has called us for this time. And for the past 8 years the Kingdom Outpost at Richland Hills has been preparing us to go. I will never forget Rick’s blessing on this video. It was one last gift from a church family that sees a bigger world beyond their own four walls.
2. Highland church, I hope this video doesn’t scare you too much. These are just some of my blooper reel from the past few years. This is the stuff you never put on a resume…They say that preaching is like learning to play the violin in public. I hope this doesn’t make some of you start questioning y’alls decision to bring us there. I’ve taken some risks through the years in preaching, and as you can see they don’t always pan out.
We’re really excited about this new season in our lives. Last night was just a re-affirmation that we have been called to this new ministry. Thanks for the stories Richland Hills! And Highland church, we are excited about making some new ones with you.
Grace and Peace,
The Storment Family