Many of you know that in January, Jamin decided it was God’s will for him to resign as youth pastor, and for us to leave. It was made official last night in the evening service. Jamin preached a wonderful message about obedience to God, and how our disobedience limits what God wants to do for us. Then after the invitation, he read his letter of resignation. Some people started crying, and I couldn’t stop the tears (I was at the piano, in front of everyone). We are filled with mixed emotion. The circumstances have made us ready to leave, but now that the decision is made, it is really heart-breaking when we think of leaving some of these people. We have grown to love them, and to love northern Michigan. Really, the winters didn’t chase us away!
So, where are we going? You may ask. We only know the first step. We will be moving back to Tennessee, and living with my parents for a while. We’ll go to Jamin’s family’s for a while, too. Jamin will pick up odd jobs here and there. We are looking for a church, and have already had a call from a pastor in TN. We are excited to meet with him – they have a growing church. After we find a church where we can learn and work, we will find a place to live. We would like to be “full time” again soon, but we also look forward to a little transition time with our wonderful families, as we “get our wits about us.” The ministry is a wonderful thing, and we are privileged to be part of it. Though trying and tiring sometimes, it has heavenly rewards!
Please pray for us. We will be moving April 12. Time will fly by, and we will be saying “goodbye” to Michigan before we know it.
To our teenagers reading this: We love you!
The photo above was take last week, not today. But it fit my title. 🙂