Tuesday, March 31, 2009
We Are Moving!!!
Yes, you read the title correctly, we are moving to Zeigler Illinois. Chris has agreed to be First Baptist Church of Zeigler's new pastor. This particular part of the journey came almost as big of a shock to us as finding out we were pregnant again. In November, the day before we found out we were expecting (in fact the very night I felt the baby move for the first time), Chris received a call from the pastor search committee at this church. They had recieved his resume, from a pastor I had when I was a child, and I ran into in April of last year. We were not looking to leave the place of service we are currently at, but God began to change our hearts to match his plans. The week of Thanksgiving we met with this search committee, because we were home for Thanksgiving in Illinois, and felt that we should take the opportunity to follow God however he may lead. When we left the meeting on the drive home I could feel God beginning to change my heart. The holidays came and went and so our desire grew deeper for this church in Zeigler, mostly people we had still never met. Chris, Joselyn, and I packed our bags and headed to Zeigler a few weeks ago for Chris to preach in veiw of a call. The following week, this past week, was the week of waiting, while we waited for Sunday to roll around again and for the call from the search committee to let Chris know if the vote was in his favor. On Sunday we arrived home from church and there was a message on the answering machine, we had already missed the call. So they called back about an hour later, and it was confirmed that God was in deed calling us to Zeigler Illinois. So, we move the Monday after Easter. I will be 28 weeks pregnant and Josleyn will be fourteen months old. I feel sorriest for Chris during the actual moving process, because I am useless and can't lift anything, and Joselyn, well we will just say she loves to unpack things. Not to mention the "stuff" or "junk" like a nice light piano, new living room furniture, a new bedroom of child realated items, and many more items we have aquired in the three short years we have lived here. In spite of the fuzziness that now overwhelmes our minds we are very BLESSED to be taking this journey, and look forward to what God may have in store.