The move from Kansas City, MO to Grand Island, NE has a been learning and growing experience for my family and me. Being in a smaller community where the people are friendly and kind is quite different from the rat races in a big city. It is nice to be able to walk around to meet and greet your neighbor and to not worry about someone breaking into your house when you go somewhere or hearing sirens all day and night. What I have learned since I have been here is that people truly care about you and show you the meaning of God’s love. I have learned to embrace God’s creation and grow spiritually. I have learned how to relax and enjoy the beauty of Grand Island and all it has to offer. I have grown in ministry and learned new things in ministry that I didn’t know before. I have learned that the church staff, my clergy colleagues, all church board members and members truly care about helping me grow within this community. I have grown to love this community and its people. I feel truly blessed to be here at Grand Island, NE and UM4GI as well. In this short time, God has blessed me with this friendly and loving community.