Greetings from the Geranium City. Well, today was a pretty big day.
The eagle has landed. This morning, I was announced as the new campus pastor of Momentum’s Eagles Landing location (!). This is a plan that has been – to some degree – in motion for a while, but was made official last week. We are grateful. Grateful for God’s leading and his affirmation along the way. Grateful for an incredible Momentum family of which we get to be a part. Grateful for our friends and family who have faithfully supported us financially and through prayer. And we are excited. Let’s do this thing.
Adah goes to kindergarten. One of the big unknowns for us going into next year was schooling for Adah. We were leaning toward a private school for two big reasons: First, private school is an option because of the generosity of some loved ones. Second, we didn’t feel we had the opportunity to commit to a public school because we simply didn’t know where we would live. We would prefer to minimize any potential school hopping for Adah Kat.
With those reasons guiding us, we are excited to be enrolling Adah at Strong Rock Christian School. The factor that put us over the top – because there are other fine schools in the area – was the ease for Katie in getting there given her long commute. And it doesn’t hurt that we have a cluster of friends there to support us. We are excited to have this decision behind us, but please pray that God will either confirm this decision for us or eventually redirect us when we figure out where we are going to live.
The house hunt is on. Speaking of finding a house, the hunt is on. One incredible turn of events is that the owners of our rental house have offered to let us rent month-to-month. That is a huge blessing, and gives us a window to find a house we love. Speaking of which, please be praying that we could find a house in our price range that would be great for hosting and hospitality. We don’t need it to be big or immaculate. Just right for us. Also, if you have recently been in a card game and won a charming old house near the square and would love to barter it for a substantial hug, give me a call.
How you can join us in praise: That we have clarity in our next steps (employment and where to send Adah to school). That the owner of our rental house is being so very gracious to us in allowing a month-to-month rental plan.
How you can join us in prayer: That Katie and I would transition into this new role and season well. That we would find the right house at the right time at the right price. That I would lead our WIN team and FaithBridge team well. That I adhere to my schedule for teaching preparation in 2016. That Katie and I would be intentional in all we do. – LM