my story is changing
Well, I asked you folks on Friday what you needed prayer for and I told you that I would let you know on Tuesday what I needed prayer for.
It’s a beautiful thing that we actually pray for each other on here.
Here is Tuesday and it is time to let you in for a second.
You see, the reason we thought we came out here to Colorado was to help plant a church in Westminster, CO and be there for a long time. Or at least that’s what we thought the reason was… Funny how God works.
We have been praying about all of this for a while because God has put us in Fort Collins for now, which is about an hour north of Westminster. This just didn’t make sense. We are a big believer in community and being able to invite others that we come in contact everyday in Fort Collins to a local church for fellowship and maybe even finding a relationship with Jesus.
So, after a year of being part of OrchardChurch and much prayer going into this huge decision, we announced last weekend that we would no longer be attending OrchardChurch. Wow. I said it out loud, or wrote it for everyone to see. It’s still weird to even talk about. To be honest, at first the thought of leaving before it came to be a huge church made me feel like a failure. Maybe you know that feeling I’m talking about, but thinking that the church was the reason we came to Colorado in the first place made it even more weird.
I will say that after going through this whole experience, I found that I am not a church planter. Yep, I said that out loud, too. I don’t have the patience and it’s crazy how much “behind the scenes” stuff goes into it. Some people will say I gave up. I’m saying that it isn’t what we are supposed to do right now. If moving from Georgia wasn’t enough, now everything is changing. Again. I just wanted to let you all know where we were in life and would love for you to keep us in your prayers as we seek God’s direction for us. Thanks for that.
We have loved the time we’ve had with OrchardChurch over the past year and still have an awesome relationship with the pastor and his wife, Randy and Leslie Burris. We will miss those awesome folks, but it’s definitely not goodbye.
Lord, we are here in Colorado waiting to hear from You on what is next for us. We have no idea what’s ahead and feel peace about the decision you helped us make and know You are in control. But please Lord, don’t make us look stupid.
Think about it…
What’s a really difficult decision you’ve had to make recently, not recently, whatever? Discuss.