Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Time of Change...

Dear Friends and Family…

One of my favorite passages in times of personal turmoil is Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 11… 

The Ever Changing Seasons of Life
(You pick your favorite)
There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace. 

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. 

I would like to begin by thanking you for your wonderful friendship and for helping me to be able to serve our Lord with His work in Haiti. I have accepted a full-time position as a Sr. Project Manager with a firm here in the Dayton, OH area. I will begin this new job on May 29th at which time I will be relinquishing my position with ESMI. The last 28 months have been a very interesting and blessed part of my journey through life. 

I want you to know that this decision did not come lightly or easily. Since the very beginning of my involvement with ESMI I have sincerely felt that this was the work that our Lord had called me to do. I also knew that when He was ready for me to move on He would show me so. I believe this began to happen in February during my last trip to Haiti. One of the reasons for this move is the lack of support coming in. I have always believed that if I was doing God’s work the way that He wanted me to that the funding would be there. Last year is a great example of that with my support coming in at 103%. I believe He has also done this since the beginning of this year by generating enough support to cover my salary, which included draws that were cut in half starting in March. The other reason for me to leave ESMI is some operational issues that have become apparent and prevent me from continuing this work.

Once again, I sincerely appreciate your willingness to help me to be a part of the ESMI team serving both here in the states and in Haiti. I wish you and your loved ones all the best and want you to know that if you would like any more details from me on my decision that you can call me.

If you would like to stay in touch here are some ways that you can do that: