Dear Prayer Partners,
This has been an exciting week for three reasons:
1. The Search Committee for the church I currently pastor, Crystal Cove Community Church in Palm Harbor, FL, was successful in landing at least 10 matching names when they finally entered our very detailed church profile into the Ministry Placement Network data system last week. Next month, they will work to narrow the search down to three of the strongest candidates to take my place. Pray for the Lord’s leading as they identify my successor. This will play a key role in the timing of our relocation to Canton, Georgia.
2. Last night, we heard from our realtor that our latest offer on a house two miles from Grace Valley was accepted. We will be closing on that house, Lord willing, on December 21st. Pray for wisdom as to the timing of when we should put our house in Florida on the market, and for whether or not to keep the house to rent to family members instead. This is a financial decision for which we need the Lord’s leading.
3. Our youngest daughter, Abby, will give birth via C-section on Wednesday, December 15th. Sue will drive up on the 17th to help with Jonah and the baby. I will be flying up on the 20th, so we can close on the house and spend Christmas with Abby & Erik. We will be living about an hour and ten minutes from Abby & Erik. All of these plans are, of course, subject to the Lord’s will (James 4:15.)
So these are exciting days for us, and we feel blessed. Thanks so much for your prayers. We are seeing God move in wonderful ways through this transition as he readies us for the next phase of our lives and ministry.