At the end of our Palm Sunday worship I announced that our last day at Mound City would be June 24. I can barely remember what I said. I can't bring myself to post about it on Facebook yet.
Our hearts are filled with both joy and sadness. We love the people here, Mound City has been a very good place for us. We've gone through some trials but come through them strong and supported--one can't hope for more. As I shared with them, our best years in Missouri have been in Mound City.
However, those good times and feeling of almost home have made us crave our real home all the more. It is with great joy that we announced that we are moving home! We will be moving back to Manitou Springs, CO in July!
We've waited nearly 15 years to go home and it finally feels right. Joel has found a program to finished his teacher certification while teaching and is now searching for a teaching position. I'm not sure what I'll be doing. I have had a dream/vision of planting a church of misfits and outcasts since I've been in seminary. No offense to my friends in Colorado but I think I might have the right group to get that started!
We are taking a leap of faith and are very thankful for all our family and friends--in Colorado and in Missouri for all their love and support.