A little over three years ago God called us to move to Tennessee. We know that this is exactly where He wanted us and we have been so blessed by being here! Our church family is wonderful and it has been nice to step out of the "Pastor's Wife" role and focus on other areas. It has been great for us to be under our Pastor's leadership and Bryan and I both have gleaned so much wisdom from his counsel and the preaching of the Word.
About 20 years ago God called Bryan to pastor and has continued to burden him for this call. Bryan has been the senior pastor for 12 years before we came here. God has not taken away that call it has just been in a different aspect the past 3 years. :)
Over a year ago Bryan was feeling that God was calling him back into the senior pastor ministry but we didn't know how or when that would take place. Back in September a church called our pastor and explained that they were looking for a pastor and wanted to know if he knew of anyone he would recommend. He gave them Bryan's name. Over the past months that church has been in contact with Bryan. They and us have been in much prayer over this and only want God's will to be done!!
On April 14th they officially called Bryan as their pastor. Which means that today is our last Sunday at SMBC. It is a bittersweet time...we are excited about following God's plans but sad to leave our church family. We will only be an hour and half away so we can stay in touch and visit...which is exactly what I pray happens!! :)
This new ministry means we will have to move and sell our home, but God knew that before hand and has already been preparing the way!! He is so good! Our home already has a contract on it (we never put it on the market, it sold by word of mouth) and there is a possibility of us a new home already (by word of mouth, never on the market). I knew that God would take care of every detail but He has done it abundantly above anything I could ask or think. :)
I will try and keep you informed as each step unfolds. Our first Sunday with our new church family is Mother's Day!!