Principal to Parent
This past Sunday, I informed the congregation at Lord of Life that I returned my call to Redeemer, Fond du Lac and will be remaining at Lord of Life.
I thank you all for your kind words and encouragement as I weighed where my gifts could best be used. I am so thankful for my calling to Lord of Life and for all of you. The families, students, and staff surrounded by God's Word makes this school truly special.
Below you will find the text of the letter that was read to the congregation this past Sunday.
Over the past weeks, I have deliberated a call to Redeemer Lutheran School in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Each and every call is unique and different. At the end of the day, there is no wrong decision with a call. As called workers, we go forward with the confidence that the Holy Spirit is guiding us in our ministry. It is humbling.
With this current deliberation, I often heard the comment of, “Oh another call!” Lord of Life has been through many call deliberations the past few years. Just this year alone, the Holy Spirit led Pastor to receive a call as well as myself. Our heart may often wonder why us, but God’s Word leads us to a much different mindset and attitude.
For it is in God’s Word, where we find the true comfort of a call. It is in God’s Word where his loving hand and all-knowing plan is revealed. The words of Scripture echo throughout eternity as He gently reminds us in Jeremiah 29, “For I know the plans the I have for you…” and again in Psalm 23, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me.”
Through the blessings of this call, I have been reminded that our work is not finished at Lord of Life. Our plans are vast and great, and He is leading us along the path. For this reason, I have decided to return the call to Redeemer, Fond du Lac and remain your servant at Lord of Life.
We bring all glory to Him. He knows our plans, He knows our path.
Mr. Andy Van Weele
Minister of the Gospel