John 15:12-13 says: "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."
Latricia, you have been like your Savior in that you have laid down your life for friends.
In fact, you are now a friend to people that you didn’t know just 10 months ago. I think of your ever-cheerful greetings of Kari and Besilica. I think of how you joyfully not only put up with, but support Ben, Gavin, and me. And I think of how you’ve spent time with volunteers on the technical teams, befriending and caring for them.
I also am grateful that you are invested in the production teams. And what I mean by that is this: you don’t just do a job, you lay down your life. Sometimes its in your quiet, self-forgetting service, sending email after email or entering another sermon description. Sometimes its running lyrics for a wedding when the volunteers just weren’t available, or getting excited about cleaning up the IMAG control room, or wanting to learn how the sound board works.
Your personal care and sacrificial investment makes a difference to our team. You are bringing Christ’s love into this ministry.
And one final note from my wife:
"Latricia, one of the things I am most grateful for is that, largely thanks to you, it no longer seems like my husband is on-call 24/7! I know how faithful you are to look ahead, be on top of the events calendar, actively recruit volunteers, and keep on trying when slots remain open. Since the day you arrived on staff, our family life has been transformed! Now Dave scarcely ever gets those anxious calls from the church notifying us of a last-minute request or an event that has slipped through the cracks. This means that Dave no longer has to go to work at times when we had planned to be together as a family. It makes such a difference for me and for our kids! I am so grateful for you."
Latricia, we thank God for you!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Belated Administrative Professionals' Day
Last week Wednesday was Administrative Professionals' Day, and today the staff at Covenant Life was finally able to express our gratefulness to God for our administrative assistants. We took them out to lunch at Outback and shared how God has been using them to bless the church. Here are my notes (which I only followed loosely) to honor my brilliant administrative assistant, Latricia:
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