I am writing to express my thanksgiving for your support of my theological education. Note that I did not merely say financial support. The simple truth of the matter is that I view your giving as much more than that of a monetary contribution. Your gift has not only reaffirmed and provided for my financial need, but it has also affected my spiritual, emotional and rational well-being. And it is my hope to take this affection into my future parish and use it to reaffirm and provide for others.