After lots of prayer, excitement, and tears, we really believe that the Lord is leading us to Peachtree City, Georgia where John is accepting the Tech Director position at Dogwood Church. The church (which we will be living nearby) is about 15 or so minutes from the Atlanta airport and about 25 minutes from downtown Atlanta.
John’s last day at First Baptist Orlando will be on April 16th and we plan to move that weekend or the beginning of that next week. The timing has all moved pretty quick as Dogwood is needing John to start soon. It’s all very exciting, but we are also sad to leave a church that we have loved dearly. First Orlando was where my walk with Jesus became not just something I talked about, but learned how to live out. It is also the place where I met the husband I learned how to pray for during my youth group days. It is where my husband asked me to marry him. It is where we stood before a room of witnesses and made a marriage covenant before the Lord. It is where I told him that we were expecting our first baby. The church staff and all of the precious people that make up the church have been nothing short of a blessing for the both of us. We have shed many tears over leaving a church that we absolutely adore.
But, the Lord is growing us and stirring an excitement in us for what’s to come. We had no idea that the beginning of our marriage would have so many things going on, so who in the world could guess what’s on the horizon! I am really excited about what ministry opportunities lay ahead for the both of us. And, I really do believe it’s going to be full of lots of great things. The Lord has given us both a better understanding of local missions over the last year and we are super pumped to see how that translates in our new city.
All of you Orlando folk, we love you and are going to miss you more than I could possibly begin to type in a silly blog. We have a guest room that is crying out for you to come visit us!! Also, we will definitely be back sometime in June for a baby shower (yay! maybe I’ll have a belly by then?!) and in November with the babe. With Orlando being my hometown, we will definitely still be around and anxious to see all of you!
Love you all so much! Please be praying for us as we get ready to pack up and move! The transitions that specifically could use some prayer:
–We are finalizing which (out of two) houses we are going to rent.
–I still haven’t found an OB/GYN, I am pretty anxious about this because we are leaving a doctor’s office we love here
–That my body can withstand all of the physical stress that comes with moving, I am quite the sickly woman these days and don’t want to get too overworked!
–For John to work well with his new fellow staff members
–For the both of us to find friendships that are truly ordained from the Lord quickly!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Please comment on here if there is anything we can pray about!