So Mike is now the new youth/singles pastor at Village Baptist Church! Everyone has been so super sweet to us since our first visit (people were amazingly nice before they even knew who we were!). It is truly a blessing from God. So there's the new church part. As for the new home part, we'll be renting our home out and living in a parsonage close to the church... and its bigger : ) and it has the most wonderfully amazing backyard with two trees that will be spectacular for hanging a hammock
As for as the new home part... Mike and I are so excited to not only be serving at Village, but to be able to make it a home for our family. As much as I love ALL of our students at CCY and many of the families we got to know, CCY was never home. Unfortunately, it felt like a place that I served, sometimes a 2nd job, lol, but I never got that home feeling. This could be due to the fact that we never got the opportunity to participate in many of the over-all church functions. Regardless it wasn't and that was a really big deal to me, and in taking this new job, I definitely stressed the importance of being able to plug-in not just in the youth ministry, but in the church as a whole. And so far we've gotten to do that a little bit. We attended our first SS class together in nearly 3 years (and it was awesome!); I've already been to a women's ministry event, and tonight Mike & I were invited to the Adult 2 get together! Yes! They have an Adult 2 class! There are people our age! So needless to say I'm pretty stinkin' pumped.
For those of you who have been praying for Mike & I for so long, I just want you to know how much we appreciate all of your prayers and support. Please keep them coming, as we know God has big things in store for VBC, the Village and the surrounding area.