I recently asked my wife Tonia to write a letter to ValleyPoint Church expressing our love and deep appreciation. Here are her words.
Dear ValleyPoint Church,
This week we began our third school year at Garnet Valley Schools, and it feels normal. We made a huge transition in life moving here. As I talk to different people I meet, I am asked frequently…”but are you happy since you moved far away from friends and families?” I can truly say we are happy being here. We have great memories with many people who mean a lot to us in the Midwest, and we miss family. But we have made amazing friends here at ValleyPoint. Thanks so much for reaching out to us. Thanks for loving us. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another.” Each week I love coming here to ValleyPoint. It’s so encouraging to see you.
Thanks for loving our kids. I’m so thankful for all the adults here at ValleyPoint who have invested in my children. Some of you have taught them. Some of you have encouraged them. I really appreciate the efforts made to help them build friendships and connect. Thanks for caring for them. Happy people are connected people. In our past moves, it took about three years for a place to feel like home. We are the furthest we have ever been from family, and we have felt at home for a long time now. ValleyPoint you are amazing!
I hope, we as a family can help others feel at home here. Moves, changes in life, and transitions aren’t easy. You experience a few bumps and hurts on the journey but being connected here has been a huge help and blessing to our family! I have the same dream for us here at ValleyPoint. I meet people constantly who are in the midst of transitions in life, and we need to be a place of hope. We need to be the church.