We don’t have a specific story to tell, but we want to thank Bill for ALWAYS making us feel welcome in the ABF class at Hawthorne Gospel Church. We are missionaries and served for many years overseas. We spent about 14 months in the HGC area, and participated in the class while we were there. After we started being absent more than present, we were so blessed by the welcome Bill gave us whenever we were in town and able to come, always giving us time to give an update on our ministry. We have appreciated his wisdom, his passion for teaching scriptures, and his warm, welcoming spirit. You may not still be on this earth when we come up for the missions conference this year, Bill, but we send our prayers to you from deep in the heart of Texas! You have been a good friend and brother! "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you his peace."