We miss you so much and can hardly wait until two months from now when we'll be together again serving the purposes of Christ in Stroudsburg. At this point all of my coursework is finished, except for a 20 page leadership paper that's due on April 1 (unfortunately this assignment is not an April Fool's joke). The first 3 chapters of my dissertation proposal are finished (over 90 pages in all) and I will be defending this proposal before my dissertation committee sometime during the first two weeks of May. I'll keep you posted on the date so that you can pray for me. Our final trip of the year will be to Seoul, Korea on April 8-16. I will be collecting prayer requests from you, the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, to take with me before the Lord to prayer mountain in Korea. Please email your requests directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can take them with me on my trip.
Thanks so much for your prayers on behalf of me, Amy and our three children. We could not have done it without your prayerful support. Thank you also for so graciously allowing us to enjoy the Beeson Program with an invitation for us to return to SWC after the year of study is complete. I hope to come back more in love with God, more in love with people, and with greater skills for ministry. This Asbury Seminary Beeson Program has provided enough resources and experiences for this "hope" to become a reality. I also hope and believe that I'm coming back to a church family that is more in love with God, more in love with people and with greater skills for ministry.
So many of you have stepped up in significant ways this year. Many of you are volunteers who, despite the demands of work, family and other commitments, continually sacrifice time, energy and other resources to serve Christ through the local church. I especially want to thank the ministry leaders, board members, and staff who have remained prayerfully wise in faithfully following Christ throughout the year.
You are loved and appreciated!
Pastor Lenny, Amy, Zach, Lia and Sam
Enjoy the Easter pics below! If you would like to see a video greeting from the Luchetti family click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpW6y38vMuk.