A new chapter is unfolding. Christi and I have been expecting a change for several months now, and God has finally revealed His next step for us.
We're moving to Arkansas.
The journey that we've been on to make this transition has been a long one, and it's not over, but allow me to unpack a the blessings in God's sovereignty and providence that we've been fortunate to experience.
To start from the beginning, we knew God was making a change in our lives together. God was preparing us for something else; not necessarily better, but our next step. We went through countless steps to be able to make it to this point, and looking back, it's almost humorous to see the points where faith and morale were low. Plan B's and C's were starting to pop up. Contingencies for the "just in case" times where we thought God might not come through. And looking back, His timing was perfect, as it always has been, and as we believe it to always be.
We were able to visit Indian Springs Baptist Church, and Christi and I began to understand exactly what it means for something to be "too good to be true." From the beginning of the visit, when we realized that we loved the people we'd be working with, to the end, when we had no conceivable reason not to accept the offer, our hearts were filled with the assurance that God, all of Him, is perfect. Timing, provision, and love. All perfect.
And if that weren't all, there were numerous other options, which I had already dubbed, "our main options." All of which had many flaws and drawbacks.
God has shown Himself Faithful and True, as He always has. Funny how doubt can creep in so smoothly.
So we're moving to Arkansas in less than a month. Updates will come as they happen, and our hearts are with you all.