This is my last Bellpost as an Elder at FBC Tarrytown. I have been transferred to Boston for work starting October 23rd. It is bittersweet for me and Jennifer. We always knew we would relocate back to Massachusetts someday, to be closer to our aging parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, but that does not make the transition any easier. We have lived in Westchester for 20 years where we raised our three children (also now all in college in Boston), became involved in the local community, and grew physically and spiritually alongside you, our FBC family. We are most saddened to leave behind good friends and our church family as we begin this new chapter in our lives.
Although we are sad to go, we only need to look at our own experiences in the last 20 years to know that our relationships, especially with our brothers and sisters from FBC, will stand the test of time. Many church members have moved away one, five, and even 10 or more years ago, but have returned to the area and FBC to visit. During these reunions, it feels like no time has passed since we last saw each other. That is the power of the everlasting bond we share, belonging to a fellowship of believers, knowing that Jesus Christ is our Savior. Not only will our friendships be steadfast here on earth, but we will see each other in eternity.
We were blessed to have been invited to an FBC Sunday Service by a neighbor over 20 years ago. It was no accident as the Holy Spirit was at work then and continues to be now. We know that FBC Tarrytown is in good hands, not because of the Elder Body, the Trustees , or even our new pastor, but because the church is in God's hands, and He is good! Our house in Dobbs Ferry is still on the market. I will return to New York in November for work. We'll say goodbye for now, until we see you again.