We spent all day yesterday preparing a meal and decorating the parish hall of St. Peter’s in Conway for a final fundraiser before we hop on the plane for Japan. The night was nothing short of spectacular. Teri Daily, Andrew Hybl, and Ed Wills prepared an agape style service to send us off in prayer, blessings, and song. Dinah Reed and Dee Sanders decked out the parish hall in a Japanese theme. Many of our family and friends helped us manage the flow of food that brought us all together. It was so great to see everyone together sharing space, food, and the love of Christ. What a wonderful way for us to say, “Sayonara.”
Our deepest thanks to everyone who made the night as special as it was. We will remember what Ed said in his homily, that in our witness we all become one in the body of Christ, the God reincarnate, an active force of love in this world. In this way we are not saying goodbye but preparing to move with you all to act as the hands of Christ. It is through your motion, your love, and your influence that our motion has been made possible. So in everything we do, we celebrate you all for being on this journey with us.
Your fellow servants in Christ,
Jenny and Doug Knight