To our family at Lake Almanor Community Church,
Today as we think on all for which we are grateful to God, we are reminded of how incredibly blessed and fortunate we are to be part of this church family. God has truly used this church to enrich our lives, to draw us closer to him and to bless us beyond what we could ever imagine.
When we look back upon our lives and all the ways God has shaped us and molded us, many of you come to mind as being part of that process. It wasn’t the programs, or the building that shaped us, but the people- the love, the sincere concern for our growth in Christ, the warm embraces and welcome always received, the examples of love and service we observed; we have seen God in you and have been drawn closer to Him because of you. The memories and the people involved, are countless... for Marlo, it has been since childhood, and for the both of us it has been through our marriage, ministry, the birth of our children, our ministry overseas and now as we serve together again. Every step of the way, God has provided through you. Thank you. Thank you for sharing your lives with us, for showing us Christ, for encouraging us to draw ever nearer to Him and for being part of our lives. We are so grateful to God for you all. When we hear the words “church family” we can relate and recognize that this church has been an extension of our family all throughout our lives and we are so thankful.
We cannot even begin to express how grateful we are for you all... this church would not be what it is without all of you who are willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this community. Thank you all for your love for Christ and for your love for our family.
We love you dearly. Happy Thanksgiving!
Matt and Marlo