Josh Apple's Youth and Children's Page: August

As We Say Goodbye...

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

     My family and I have been truly blessed the past 10 ½ years! Over the course of these years, Park Place Baptist became more than just a church to us; each of you have truly become family. You have celebrated with us when Micah was born, when Allison and Micah accepted Christ as Savior and Lord, and with each milestone wedding anniversary. You have also wept with us as we grieved the deaths of grandfathers and our two nephews. You have lifted us up and encouraged us when we truly needed it. We have been truly blessed to have each of you in our lives.

      As we say good-bye, I want to thank you for helping me grow as a man, as a Christian, and as a minister. Thank you  preparing me for my new ministry. We have already been shedding tears as we prepare for the change that is taking place and how our relationships with you will change as well. We are sad to say good-bye, but excited for the opportunities of the future. I’m thankful to know that God has a plan for our family and for Park Place. I’m excited to see what those plans are.

     In Acts 20:17-38, Paul met with the elders of the church in Ephesus to say good-bye. He was heading to Jerusalem and knew that he would never see them again. He gave them words of encouragement and expressed his love for them. Verse 36 says, “And when he (Paul) had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.”

     Even though we will not be with you physically, know that our family will continue to be with you in spirit. We will always lift Park Place up in prayer. A part of our hearts will always be with Park Place. We love each and every one of you! Thank you again for the past 10 ½ years and the constant love and support you gave to us!

 In Christ’s Love,

Josh, Karen, Allison, and Micah Apple