A Heart Toward Home

"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A New Ministry

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!!


Kirstie said...

I am so very happy for you and your family. Even though we have only met face to face once I love the "friendship" I have found with you through blog-world!
I can't wait to read of your new adventures God will bring to your lives through this new journey! I will pray for you, Brian and the kiddos!


Nancy said...

HOW EXCITING! He is in EVERY detail preparing everything! I love this for you! New adventures, new blessings, new home, new opportunities! This is so very exciting! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for this new exciting chapter in the Camp family's life that GOD has written and we get to be a part of it!!!

Love and hugs to all,
Dad and Mom (AKA Paw and Maw)

Cantina Camp said...

Krisite- I am so thankful that you and I have become friends through blog world! Thank you so much for your prayers for our family during this time and this new adventure that awaits us! :)

Nancy- Thank you for keeping in touch through blogging! We are very excited about our NEW chapter in our lives and it brings peace knowing that HE is going before us! Love you my friend! :)

Mom- Of coarse you get to be a part of every chapter in our lives! So thankful that you get to be a part!! We love you and dad very much!! :)

The McKinneys said...

Oh, how exciting! We should catch up when you have a minute!

Christina Bunn said...

I am so excited for you! Miss you lady. We should catch up soon. Love you!