Monday, August 15, 2011

A Grateful Goodbye to Knoxville

I'm moving to Washington DC (more on that later).

But before I explain what is ahead, I want to make a feeble attempt at expressing my gratitude for the people that have invested in me over the last five years in Knoxville. And I hope this blog is just ONE of the ways I've communicated how grateful I really am.

I started coming to Sevier Heights during the summer before my freshman year of college when a friend invited me (yes, it actually works when you invite people to me). My faith was minimal and my Biblical knowledge was nonexistent. Since then I've fallen in love with the Word of God, proclaimed my faith through the water of baptism, gained a passion for His church, and surrendered to the calling He has for my life. Needless to say, I've grown. A lot.

It is with a full heart that I say "thank you" to the countless people who have impacted my faith journey. To those that challenged, supported, encouraged, and guided. To those that stood beside me and walked with me through the failures and successes. To those who shared lots of laughs and memories. And especially to those who believed and valued the gifts that God has given me.

I love you all.

1 comment:

  1. God has so many great plans for you Emily!! I am so glad that several years ago, you accepted the invite to go to church with me and Alyssa. It has been amazing to see you grow in your faith and share that with others. I am excited for you in this next journey in life and wish you all the best this life has to offer. I will be praying for you and let me know your address when you get settled. Best of luck!! :) (sorry we never ended up getting together before you leave.)