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Goodbye and Thank You

Posted by Blake Wilkes on

Well, Greater Portland Bible Church family, it looks like this is my last blog. I have to confess I always struggled writing the blog, but this particular one seems to be the hardest one to write. I suppose it’s because I have to say goodbye. I’m not quite sure how to even say goodbye to you all. My and Lana’s time here has been so rich, and we have grown immensely while here. This church and all of you have truly become family to Lana, Thea, and I. How to say thank you and how much we love you? I don’t think we will ever be able to truly express that in its entirety. You have been with us through so much, tears of sadness, tears of pain, tears of joy and happiness. Through so much laughter and the hard times. Oh, and don’t forget the food! There always seemed to be plenty of good food around! Thank you all for being there through it all, for walking along side us, loving us, and pouring into us.

Thank you, Greater Portland Bible Church, for truly helping people follow Jesus together. It is that purpose that we will most definitely be taking with us where ever we go, because that is what the church is truly all about. Thank you so very much GPBC for showing Lana and I what “helping people follow Jesus together” looks like and what a healthy church looks like. We are so thankful to have been part of it and to have learned from it. We are so thankful to God for bringing us to Portland to learn, grow, and have the opportunity to walk alongside all of you. I do hope that after the 17th of December it won’t be too long before we get to see you again. Greater Portland Bible Church has become a home for Lana and me, and we will always keep you in our hearts as we head to Arthur, Nebraska and wherever God’s will takes us beyond that.

We love you and and will most definitely miss you! Thank you, Greater Portland Bible Church.


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