It’s now begun. My husband is officially no longer a youth minister. We’d hoped he’d have a job before the end came but c’est la vie. We’ll be attending a new church tonight. It’ll be only the second time in our marriage that we’ve had to look for a new church home even though we’ve moved four times in 5 1/2 years. Really I don’t think our search will take very long though. We have already mostly decided where we’ll go. I think it’s more a function of adjusting. Justin and I will get by. It’s the kids we’re concerned about. At some point I think they will miss our former church “family” and when that day comes, how do we comfort them? We’re trying to make it easier for them by attending a place that is already somewhat familiar. They have day school there once a week and really seem to enjoy themselves. The church also has a much more involved and active children’s ministry so that’s pretty exciting.
We’ve been thinking more and more about staying in Gravette. We really feel like there is a need here that we could fill. We’ve been praying about it and I’d like to ask you to pray for us too. For the moment we just want some kind of job. We’ve even talked about starting a home business! That sounds really fun to me! (OK, “fun” is a bit optimistic. It will be alot of hard work too, I know.) Anyway, the next chapter is upon us and we’re anxious with anticipation at what the LORD has in store! Thanks to all of you who have offered encouragement and support during this trying time. We greatly appreciate it and please, keep praying! 🙂