Today was the last Sunday at HMCC of Ann Arbor for the Austin team. Most of the UT church plant members took off for Texas right after Sunday Celebration. After they shared about one thing that they were looking forward to in Austin, we prayed for them.
It was a bit sad saying bye to these guys. I realized how intertwined they were with people here in Ann Arbor. All of them were leaders in our church and they all played vital roles. They will be missed.
But as we have said many times before in our church – “our loss is someone else’s gain.” We know that the campus of University of Texas will be blessed as these guys go and share their lives and the Gospel. It will be exciting to all the great things that God will do through their lives.
“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me” (Jn 12:24-26).