Looking back to six years ago, when I came to GAP I didn’t know what I would be doing and felt inadequate, but I knew that God had a purpose and a plan. The relationships that I have with the people in this community are more than just friends, they are family. I can’t explain the love that I have for them. For a long time, I struggled with loving others and being loved. However, God took this fear and turned it into one of my strengths that allowed me to make some remarkable relationships I will cherish forever.
With a heavy heart, I do believe that God has closed this chapter of my story and is preparing me for the next one. I’m not exactly sure of what that is yet but I do know that God is faithful and His plans are best. Just as I stepped out on faith to come to GAP six years ago, I find myself once again stepping out on faith knowing that my God is faithful!
Good-byes are never easy and though my heart is hurting too, I will ever be grateful for GAP, McDowell First Baptist Church, the many mission teams I have served alongside, and the individuals who have invested into me both spiritually and financially. I am ever grateful for my home/sending church of Freedom Baptist who 21 years ago started discipling me, loving me unconditionally, and instilled within me a passion for evangelism.
Even though I am leaving, I am excited about the Lord’s ministry that will be continuing at GAP and about what He will be doing in the future right here!
GAP will be hosting a celebration in honor of Kathy’s faithful years of ministry in the area on September 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at the Family Life Center of McDowell First Baptist Church. You are invited! If you are unable to attend and would like to send a card of encouragement please send to: GAP C/O Kathy Henson Celebration, P.O. Box 704, McDowell, KY 41647. If you have questions about the celebration and how you could be a part of the event please contact John Morris at 606-791-0900.