God has a new assignment for us….in WASHINGTON STATE.
After 2 years in Colorado Springs, Cailey and I will be moving to WA to lead the development of an existing Missional Community in the city of Yakima.
Friends, this has been a casual, ongoing discussion with leadership there since April. Yes, since April! It has taken us that long to seek God’s will and really KNOW that he is calling us to this.
We do ask for your prayers. One of our kids plans to remain in Colorado, while another is heading to the Navy on 10/16. If you know us, you know that we are a very close family. This transition will undoubtedly be the most unique, most difficult one we’ve had yet.
We plan to hit the road with a moving truck in the first part of November. That’s another concern…traveling through CO, WY, and UT in the winter months. But the Lord has led us this far. Why would we doubt his protection in getting us there at this point?
Below is a mere sampling of how God has spoken to us over the past few months, in his Word, prayer, devotional readings, and worship music.
“Is there anyone I can send? … “I will go, send me!” (from Isaiah 6:1-3, 5-8)
“The amount of faith God has given you is equal to the assignment He’s given you.”
“There’s a big difference between self-reliance and God reliance.”
“What you give to God, He handles. What you keep, you handle.”
Change, and huge steps of faith, have never been easy for our family. They have, however, become a common theme in our journey of following Jesus. In every new direction we have tried to focus more on obedience than determining what the sacrifice will be.
Max Lucado once wrote, “God promises a lamp unto our feet, not a crystal ball into our future.”
We don’t really know what tomorrow has in store, BUT we do know that God will be there. He will be there saying, “Thanks for taking those few steps with me. Now, let’s keep on going.”
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