We have many reasons to be thankful to Holy Redeemer but I would like to highlight one that has my husband and I repeating our thanks to God many times over. God has blessed us with friends!! Holy Redeemer small groups have been key for us to meet and grow these friendships. These friendships are different from other friendships we have—they are more like a “soul friendship”. These “soul friendships” are ones that challenge us to grow closer to God, be honest about our struggles, find encouragement and accountability in all aspects of life including our marriage and family life. Our “soul friends” are always there to help us keep perspective and focus on Jesus.