Christmas was busy but relaxing for the most part. I was able to have friends over from the church, and enjoyed some wonderful services at various churches. I believe my kids all had a nice time with their families, and my daughter Jessica was excited to finally have her husband home to stay from Afghanistan. I missed not having my loved ones with me. Adam and I, won't be able to hook of till this week. I am looking forward to that precious time together.
I am going to miss Father Chapman who is being transferred to another parish. I have enjoyed having his encouragement with the ministry at CGMF and in endeavors at St. Martins and other endeavors. He is a wonderful pastor and a good friend. He has been so open to various opportunities in the Body of Christ, and really has a fantastic attitude about everything.
Well, I pray I get caught up with the work at CGMF. I am behind in backing up files and archiving materials. As well, a variety of bible study curriculum prep for 2014. We finished the verse by verse studies from the book of John and will be doing a more topical study with 1& 2 Kings and 1& 2 Chronicles. It should be challenging, but a lot of fun for everyone.
I pray for all a good beginning of the new year. I am looking forward to it, as it has been a tough past year with personal loss and physical difficulties from a near fatal car accident. God richly bless you all.
Reverend Patrick Vossen,