Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday for, what could have been, our biggest anniversary celebration yet! Of course, all glory and praise be to God who has blessed us with so much more than we deserve. For all the servants who worked tirelessly to transform our worship center into a banquet hall, who brought and prepared so many wonderful dishes for us to enjoy, and even for people who were just visiting Maranatha, we thank you and praise God for you!
Yesterday was not only a time of joyous celebration, but also a time where we bid farewell to our very own Pastor Rob Freire and his family. (For those who don't know, Pastor Rob left Maranatha (as of yesterday) to become Head Pastor of New Hope Fellowship out in Tarrytown, NY). And as much as yesterday was about celebrating God's faithfulness to our church, we also wanted to also send Pastor Rob and his family off in Christ-centered love.
We know we can't recreate the food and heartfelt sharing that we experienced yesterday, but what we can do is show you the video that we made to encourage and thank the Freires but also to celebrate and praise God who has orchestrated all things for our good and His glory!
Thank you, Freires! We love you and we'll miss you!