Monday, June 29, 2009

And, here... we... go...

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?!?

6 comments:

Miranda aka Mommy said...

wow! congrats Jen and Bobby. I'm sure God is putting you in this place for the perfect reason! Good luck house hunting.

Dustin said...

I saw your post about moving to oklahoma. I have a home in the Okc area. Check it out online at www.2108dogwood.com. Call me at 405-923-6164 and I will show it to you if you like. Im not an agent just a fsbo. Good luck Dustin Merryfield merryfim@msn.com. If its out of your price range let me know and I will try to help point you in the right direction since you only have two days

Lianna Knight said...

Congratulations!! I'm a little biased because you will be moving close to my parents...where I visit all the time...so maybe we'll be able to meet in person!

Praying safe travels and a great new church home over you :)

Nick, Annie, Aiden, Sophie and Clip said...

What great and exciting news!
Can't wait to hear how house hunting goes!
~annie

Ashley said...

I found your blog through The Pifers. I just love reading your post!!!!


Prayers,
Ashley

tebbano family said...

Congratulations! I hope all goes well with the move and transition. Can't wait to see pics of the house you end up buying!