After starting and pastoring 3 home missions churches over a period of almost 50 years, my husband chose to retire from the church he was pastoring. The man he and the congregation chose was saved under our ministry. It was a good transition for the church. We chose to stay in this church and the pastor approved. The challenges for me were very hard. Going from being very involved in every aspect of ministry including teaching, counseling, leading, to doing nothing was overwhelming at times. It took me a long time to enjoy our roles and except the direction of the new pastor. I have learned a lot and I believe I can help someone else who may be going through a similar circumstance.