It has been a great ministry for us here at FBC Mantachie over the years. As I look back at our time spent here, I can see and feel a huge difference in my life spiritually. There have been many first time experiences here such as asking Christ into my life, teaching my first lesson, taking my first Sunday School class, leading my first song, my first youth group, surrendering to the ministry, becoming youth pastor for the past nine and a half years and many other things that God has allowed me to be a part of. In everything I have done and taught our students over the years, bringing honor and glory to God and our church in all we do for Him always rated at the top. Now that God has decided to move us into another ministry, these same principles will again apply to all I teach the Word of God to. As it says in Hebrews 12:1, we must overcome the obstacles in our lives and stay the course in which He sets out in front of us. By doing so, we are being obedient to Him and what He stands for. It has been a great run for us here and we do ask for your sincere prayers through this next journey and ministry God has laid out for us. We love each of you dearly and thank you for all the support throughout these years we have gotten to serve together. May God continue to bless First Baptist Church of Mantachie for all of its years. I will be in prayer for the student ministries here as they continue to move forward and search for the next leader to continue teaching and leading its youth for years to come.