Our officers (pastor couple in The Salvation Army) farewelled today. It was their last Sunday and last day here at our small corps. The came to us two years ago right out of seminary. We, as a church, have grown under their leadership, both numerically and spiritually. For the first time in 9 years I feel completly at peace with the change in leadership. I was sharing with Capt. Lori today that when they came to us two years ago that I was comfortable with their appointment and very glad that they were coming. They came into a hurting corps and I was unsure that brand new officers were capable of helping. However, this has been a lesson in never underestimating what God can do through the right people. This time, though I will miss the Lucas', I am very excited that the Parker's are coming. I am excited to see how God will use them to help our corps grow even more. Also, on a personal side, I am glad that they have children about the same age as my own children. Our children's department is going to double with regular attendees next week.