This is not exactly the announcement I was hoping to make on my blog. (most of you know what I mean by that.) In fact, this is really far off base and unrelated, but it is an exciting one nonetheless.
We are moving to Oklahoma.
Wow, I said it.
Bobby has been offered a church planting apprenticeship through the Southwest Church Planting Network, and so for the next two years, he will work alongside Rev Mike Biggs at Christ the King Church (PCA) in Norman, Oklahoma as their Assistant Pastor. (was that a long enough sentence?) The job begins September 1st, which means we will move sometime in late August, which puts us in Oklahoma just in time for my sister-in-law, Mindy's, wedding on August 29th. Good timing! We are leaving tonight to drive out there to look for a house. We have two days to find one. (please pray!)
Bobby told our session last week and we told the youth group last night. The second announcement was much harder. Almost as hard as telling my parents! We have become so attached to the kids and their families, that really makes it hard to leave... But we have already started to pray that God will send our replacement to Greene Valley quickly and the new guy will minister & care for them well and that they will love him (and hopefully his wife.)
As hard as it will be to leave our church family here and move a million miles away from my family (and everything I'm familiar with), we're both really excited for this new opportunity and to see what the Lord has in store for us where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.
Do I have to start ending all my posts now with Boomer Sooner?!?