Helping our college-aged children make decisions about their future, and one of our younger children starting a new school, and planning a family vacation, and and and…
…wasn’t enough change.
Nope. Not enough change for our family.
Earlier this year, God also called us to a new church. And sometimes, even when you know it’s God, and even when your joy is found in following His will, it’s tough.
Very rarely on this blog will I mention a church by name. I know a lot of people at a lot of churches and para-church organizations and because of our professional relationships, I get to know things about their churches and organizations and we talk about what’s happening and how they are navigating their own challenges.
But I’m about to mention this church. Because they are setting an example.
We began attending in June,
However, we have not taken the next step to join with the church as members.
And then this week…
There was a death in my family. And I was faced with booking some last minute travel and making some last minute schedule changes.
So here we are: having left one church; not yet members of another. And I had a second moment of feeling alone.
But unlike some other areas of my life, the church we are attending is displaying Jesus and showing his love. This church – these people – have reached out to me in so many ways.
I sent an email to the Pastor around 11pm on Monday. On Tuesday morning I woke up to emails and texts (he had used the database to email the prayer team…since this blog is all about databases and processes). One person actually wrote out a prayer for me and my family in an email. Throughout the day on Tuesday I received calls, more emails, more texts.
My boss himself is stepping in to handle some things that should fall directly on my shoulders. He’s picking up my responsibilities. Servant Leadership.
So thank you, Fairview Baptist Church. Words cannot express how much I thank you for what you have shown our family and how grateful we are to know yours.