Oasis Church of South Florida
12201 SW 14th St.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Unfortunately, I’m writing you to inform you that after much deliberation, prayer and fasting I am resigning from my position as Student Pastor of the Oasis Church. I have been working closely with Pastor Ricky and we have agreed that August 31st will be my last day of employment.
Thank you very much for the opportunities for professional and personal development that you have provided me during the last three years. As I write this letter tears weld up in my eyes to think about the amazing graces that you have afforded me and my family during some of the most trying times of our lives. C.S. Lewis once said, “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” The last 3 years have felt like God was a camp counselor, Benjamin’s passing, flooded house, mother passing, Father’s brain aneurysm, Silas hospitalized, Aaren experiencing kidney failure, ankle injuries, and knee injuries.
Through all the pain and tears you have continued to impart wisdom and love. The Oasis family is such a great reflection of their leader, because as you continued to pour down encouragement, so did they! All the love that the Oasis family has shown throughout the years has made this decision even more difficult. Who knew that a Mexican’s second language would be Patwa instead of Spanish?
I can never thank you enough for allowing me the opportunity to be apart of Oasis Church. Thank you for the long talks in your office, thank you for the messages of encouragement and the moments of challenges. Your humility is bar none, your life is an incredible example and I’m beyond grateful to have had the chance to serve under your leadership. My only prayer is that I may have been a small blessing during time at Oasis church.
Back in 2013 when my husband asked me what I thought about moving to Florida, I laughed and said "Ha No" I didn't want to leave my comfort spot of life. But in the last 3 years what I didn't know was that here at Oasis I would find healing in ways I didn't know I needed. I would come to terms that I was broken in ways that I didn't even realize. I made life long friends that have forever impacted my life. God placed a calling in my heart that I shut the door to a long time ago. I found a church home and family that I never had before. Through the years I watched my 5 year old fall in and understand Jesus. During the hardest times of Silas short little life he was always surrounded by people who loved him. I believe it was the love and prayers of everyone here that has brought him this far.
Never would I have imagine the conversation would come up again. But when the topic did came back up from my husband "How would you feel about moving back home" to my husbands surprised I said "ha NO" but through a lot of prayer ,consul and fasting we have decided as a family that the next session of life would be best spent at home with family. As you know Silas took us by surprise and we underestimated everything that would come with that. As a mom I knew in my heart it was a new session of staying at home. So With a heavy but trusting heart I am resigning from my position as the Pre-School director at Oasis Church. Effective August 31st, 2017.
Oasis has been a bigger drop to me and my family than we could have ever been to oasis. We are forever grateful for the drop Oasis has been in our lives and hearts. Every leader that God has placed before has forever molded me into a better person. Pastor Guy and Tonia blew my mind when coming here. The way you lead with love before anything else is unreal. You have taught me more with the way you love on people than anything else. There is never going to be another Guy and Tonia.
I know at the end of the day we're are all still apart of the same kingdom but not being apart of the same house will be hard to get through.
I pray as much as Oasis was a blessing in my life and my family's life I was the same.