Monday, June 02, 2008

we're moving!

Well it's been a long year of waiting to see what God has in store for us next in our lives...and now instead of the answer to our prayers being "wait", we've finally gotten the answer we've been waiting for...."go"!

Dan has been offered the position of Youth Pastor at Bethany Baptist Church in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario....and we feel like it is a great fit for us and it is what God's leading us to so we accepted the offer! We were there last weekend candidating and we were so encouraged by the people there - it seems like there are a lot of genuine people that love God in the church and we're so excited to get to know them more as our church family.

We hope to move on July 2nd. Last weekend when we were there we managed to do a little house shopping. We found a house that we both fell in love with but we knew that if we did get it, it would be God's doing - since it is such a great house in a great neighborhood - and the market in the Soo is moving very fast right now. The house was put up for sale on the Tuesday (we saw it on the Thursday) and they weren't taking any offers until Monday. It turns out there were 8 offers all together and they picked ours!! We're very excited to finally have a place to call home and to unpack our stuff that we haven't seen in a year now. We do have one more date to wait for...June 7th is when the seller's conditions need to be met by so it won't be set in stone until that date. Assuming that all goes smooth, our possession date will be July 2nd. If you want to see what our place looks like, click here. There's a virtual tour with pictures of the rooms inside, just click on "view multimedia".

Although it's been a long fall, winter, and spring waiting for God to say "go"...we can see His hand in everything and we know that this whole time He's had a plan. Last fall and this spring Dan's been able to work for the Weed Man and during the winter we had lots of time together which has been so great. We went to the gym and did lots of reading and things that we wouldn't have gotten the chance to do otherwise. It's also been a great time of healing for us both.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, God is so good, hey? Hard to wait (we know) and yet it's so great to hear that looking back now you can see God's goodness in all of it, like spending time together and healing, which are SO important! I'm so glad to hear you have plans and feel confidant it is what God has for you guys! Some things might be taking shape for us too, I'll let you know shortly when we know for sure too :)

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  2. That's so awesome! You know, I'm wonder4ing if that is the church that our pastor's son and his wife go to. They just had their first baby, Chloe. Their names are Josh & Jenna.

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  3. Sandi1:07 PM

    Congratulations on the job and your new home! Your house looks very sweet, and what a nice yard. We are so happy for you guys that you will be settled in before your precious baby arrives. Wishing you both all the best...

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