Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Announcement

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.

6 comments:

Martha Spong said...

Blessings to you and to your family in this new endeavor!

Sandy said...

Sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family right now. I made a similar announcement to my church last week, so I understand some of the mixed emotions of this type of transition. You'll continue to be in my thoughts and prayers through the coming weeks!

Kim in KCK said...

Okay, sometime after next week, we definitely have to meet up and drink copious amounts of caffeinated beverages.

PlatinumQueen1985 said...

I've stumbled across your blog and just want to say it's such a refreshing blessed read.

Thank you for your honesty and for wearing your heart on your sleeve.

From a British Methodist Preacher, tatooed and pierced but most importantly saved and treasured by God just like you :)

God Bless you in your move back home sister x

God_Guurrlll said...

You are the perfect the pastor for a church plant. Your gifts of wisdom and care, plus your open heart will make you the perfect person for planting a church for misfits and others who aren't into traditional church.

Blessings and prayers!

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