I know I have been off-line for awhile. I apologize for the absence. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with both sides of our family. It was a relaxing time and great to reconnect with family. The best part of the vacation was when my dad and I teamed up against my brother in Axis and Allies (the board game that my brother always destroyed me at when we played). Although we didn’t get to finish the game, we were beating him pretty bad.
Brad, my brother, might see that a little differently… but this isn’t his blog.
This week I went to Canyon Camp for my last round of Board of Ordained Ministry Interviews. I had my interview at 10:00am this morning, and I was approved for ordination at this Annual Conference. The process towards ordination has been going on so long, I think I had sort of become numb to how much it meant to me. When I was called back into the room and told that they had voted unanimously for me to be ordained, I became a bit overwhelmed and teared up.
I have been especially aware today of what a blessing it is to be a member of the Oklahoma Annual Conference. I am excited to become a part of the covenant community at this next Annual Conference. Thank you to all of you who have helped me along the way, whether through giving advice and wisdom, support, encouragement, or a listening ear. I have been blessed by so many different people’s love and support. Thank you!
God is so good! May God’s love touch your life this day as it has graced mine.
Andrew Conard said:
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your taste of God’s love.
Kevin Watson said:
That must feel good.
I hope to be in your situation soon. How did you ever survive all the paperwork?
But seriously, congratulations and I know that the UMC benefits from young pastors like you.
congrats! As another just-passed interviewee told me, now it’s time to hope your conference vote isn’t done by electronic ballot…
Kevin Watson said:
Brett – Thanks, and yes, I will hope the conference vote is not done by electric ballot!
Libby- Thank you!