Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Thank you note from Bruce Tissell

At the last Global Outreach Night, many of you signed a card to Bruce Tissell that was sent to him upon the occasion of his 15th anniversary of missionary service in Brazil. The thank you note below is what Bruce wrote upon receiving this card and a care package put together by Nancy Carlson.

The big weekend of the 15th anniversary of the Morada Nova Baptist Church had just ended Sunday night and I was tired. So Monday I did as little as possible. I was not even planning on going to the post office when suddenly I found myself having to go to a store right next to the post office. So I went to check my post office box not expecting anything when to my surprise there was a huge package waiting for me.
Inside the package were the fixings for a cake. It will not make a 15 meter cake but it will make a cake that reaches from West Linn, Oregon to Teresina, PI. I wonder how many meters that is?
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. This is just one more example of why New Life Church is so special to me. You have always been there to encourage me and lift me up in prayer. I can not express my gratitude or the joy that the package brought to me. The notes written by various people touched me and came at just the right time when I needed some encouragement.
Now I am planning another party to have some friends over to help eat a cake that came all of the way from West Linn, Oregon. I must confess though that I will not share the M&Ms. In fact they have already been disposed of by me while I was reading the notes.
Thank you again.
Bruce Tissell

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