A Letter from a Former Member
As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary this year, we enjoy reflecting on our past. Over the next several weeks, we will be posting letters and poems that we have received from both current and former members.
Following is a letter that was received from former member Tanya Robertson on behalf of her family:
When we think of Westminster we see all of you. For us, coming to greenwood was a leaving of our Egypt. A kairos momen t as we learned at Westminster) and as we now know so clearly, before The Lord builds new; He first tears down the old. It was there that, to use a farming analogy, The Lord buried us and to continue my farming theme, Westminster was our fertilizer - to say it more seriously, iron sharpens iron. There we were surrounded, fed, and watered, and The Lord gave growth. The Lord has used so many of you to shape us and to carve images of Him into our memory. We now know what the church should look like in times of grief and suffering - and in times of rejoicing. We may be far but we still grieve when you grieve and rejoice when you rejoice. Sweet Cole crossed that finish line and our family jumped and cheered and cried from our living room in Tupelo. God is all the time GOOD! In the light and the dark. The Lord redeems all our dark places. After we left there was still such a list of losses that colored our time there. So one day on a car ride back, I listed all the sweet ways I saw The Lord during our time in Greenwood and at Westminster. Those blessings were most all of you!!! They far outweighed the bad and allowed me to see His hand working in all of it. He gave beauty for ashes and those ashes brought great growth and gratitude! Great is The Lord and mighty are His works and upon every remembrance of all of you we give thanks. May the abundant blessings of The Lord fall upon this church and each of you till Christ's return! We miss you dearly! Amen!!!