Last Sunday morning we received the news that our beloved pastor had died in his sleep and had gone to his Heavenly home. Since he was a man of only 57 years and seemed to be energetic and in fairly good health, this came as a real shock to all of us. It just goes to show though, that none of know when our task on earth will be completed. We will miss him greatly!
I put a lot of thought into the making of this card before I finally made it. I also put in a lot of love and appreciation to the Lord for blessing us with this minister and his family for all the years they were with our small country congregation. I usually don't spend as much time on a card but I wanted this one to be special. I am glad I did take more time too, as I think it came out wonderfully.
I used the country church stamp from Stampscapes and colored it with colored pencils and did some sponging of blue dye ink in the sky. The flowers and the sentiment are from Gina K. Designs and they were also colored with the colored pencils.
I rejoice that this wonderful man is now with his Lord and I feel so blessed that we got to share in his life as a minister. He came to us as a vicar and decided to stay on as our pastor. We were his first and last parish. We were truly blessed.