Saints Notes December 6, 2011
Thanks for the cards and letters!
Oh, that's right it got lost in the ever-decelerating snail mail.
Really, I wasn't expecting any card and while I thought about it over the weekend, it wasn't until this morning that I realized that yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of my time here at Lutheran High School of Indianapolis.
What a blessing it has been for me to serve here since 2005!
While moving to Indiana from Wisconsin was never on our 'bucket list' of things we wanted to do during our marriage - we've enjoyed living here and taking advantage of the many things available to do in the big city. One of the biggest surprises has been the increased opportunity for me to follow my favorite Dairy State teams when they play here in Hoosier country. I've been to more Bucks, Brewers, and Badger games since moving here than in the years before.
Our youngest son, Mark, graduated froim Lutheran in 2008 and the experience has forever changed his life for the better thanks to the blessings received during his time here.
As a school, I've been privileged to see God bless this place during the past six years as the number of donors has increased, the level of giving has increased, and we've been blessed by many who have chosen to include our ministry in their estate plans to benefit Saints here now and in the future!
It's been a blessing to serve with so many dedicated faculty and staff in my time here and a real honor to get to know the hard-working and passionate volunteers that bring this place to life. Coaches, some paid - but still essentially volunteers, given what the pay breaks down to on an hourly basis - and others who share of their time to make things happen (like Taco Tuesday, which returns to the Mary-Martha Commons today) and others who come in to help fold, stuff, and seal envelopes like those going out soon with the Lutheran High Christmas Card inside.
Our Board of Directors, volunteers all, serve and direct the miinistry with servant hearts and a joyful attitude reflecting the opportunity to serve our Lord and the world-wide mission field from the southeast corner of Marion County.
Thanks be to God for the privilege and honor to continue serving here and for His many blessings that keep this ministry going on a daily basis.
Thank you to those who daily provide support and guidance around the office - where the phrase, 'that's not in my job description,' is never heard - thanks to Cindy, Carol, Julie, Janet, Margo, Christie, Kim, Tom, and Mike - for helping keep the burden light by sharing the load.
And, finally, a thank you to my parents - they were the ones who first told me about the opening in the Development Office way back in November of 2005 when I had no idea a place like this even existed.