Waiting Season

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Waiting Season continues. 2015 has been a tremendous year of change and transition. We moved to sunny Florida from Indiana in February and have embraced the blessing of awesome weather all year round. But with every change there is transition time and waiting.

After moving I had been in search for the right place to connect for our family. It took us a while but after the waiting period we found Next Level Church and are loving every experience. Kyla’s job has been a major transition and after a period of waiting to see who would purchase their contracts, LPG stepped up and it has been a great opportunity. Each transition has come with a season of waiting.

As you can tell by the picture above we are in a season of waiting for our second (yes I said second) child to be born. This was is also a major waiting period. We found out we were going to have another child a couple of months after moving. Talk about transition.
Even as we are now in the last days of waiting, it feels as if the end is not in sight.

Knowing that we were having a baby girl in our hearts completed our family building prayers but now sometimes feels like torture. The promise has been given, the gift is in route but the wait continues. I wonder if this is how Mary and Joseph felt as they waited for the promised child or the Jewish followers waiting on the promised savior. Possibly how the Disciples felt waiting on the promised gift of God.

Perhaps you are in a season of waiting and it seems there is nothing but time in front of you. Stay strong and be encouraged your not alone and the wait is soon over. The promise will come to life and the blessing will be overflowing.

Read: Acts 1:4, Ps. 37:7, and Romans 12:12

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It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye…

“How do I say goodbye, to what we had. The good times that made us laugh, outweigh the bad…And I’ll take with me the memories, to be my Sunshine after the rain. It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.”

This has been an awesome time serving with Covenant Moravian Church in Kingston, Jamaica. The memories I will take with me and love that Kyla and I have felt will always be in our hearts. It is always difficult to end a good thing, but sometimes life takes you to the fork in the road and decisions have to be made.

As Kyla and I pursue planting a New Ministry in Jackson, MS, I have been faced with some very critical decisions pertaining to my finances. Anyone who understands church planting and life in general can comprehend that it takes money to support the vision. Anyone with a family understands it takes money to support a family.

So here we are preparing for this transitional period and I am in the position of husband. It is my duty to make sure my family has what it needs to survive and thrive. In order to do this I will be returning to Indianapolis for a few months and working as an Interim Youth Minister at Geist Christian Church.

This is another very warm and welcoming congregation, very similar in spirit to Covenant Moravian here in Jamaica. Although I didn’t look forward to saying goodbye to Covenant, the weather here in Jamaica, or being with my baby, I do look forward to preparing for a life with my special valentine, the love of my life, my wife.

We have both been a major source of support, strength, and encouragement for one another while she finishes school and I have been in discernment and preparation for ministry. Without her in my corner, I never would have matured the way I have and continue to thrive to be the man God has called me to be. As they say, “Behind every strong man, there is an even stronger woman.” This is true love.

I want to thank Covenant Moravian, the Clarkes, the Halls, the Sykes, and all the other families, friends, and youth for all the love, care, and support during this time. This is not really goodbye but rather “see you later”. It is not a change in relationship, but a change in local (pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial).

I am believing God for awesome things this year and I know ALL will work for our good, because we love God and are called according to His purpose for our lives. (Romans 8:28)

Keep us in your prayers as we follow Christ. Let’s Get It!!!