I’m suuuuuuper happy to share some really exciting news for Brad and me (and I guess our dog Libby, too)! After about a year of praying, talking, debating, researching, and doing some more praying, we are officially leaving Springfield and moving to Kansas City!!
Let me share our journey with you- because the Lord is good, friends.
A while back, Brad felt the call to go to seminary. After some researching, we landed on two seminaries: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. There were so many pros (and some cons) to both. When it came down to it, we knew that neither place was the wrong choice. So we really began devoting the decision to prayer. And time went on and we still had no idea what to do. Then more time went on and we were still completely stuck in the middle of the two.
Once my final semester of grad school began, we really started to feel the pressure. The last couple of months have been really challenging for our faith as we’ve been earnestly seeking the Lord’s will. God, please open a door for us.
About two weeks ago Brad got a call out of the blue from the Director of Admissions at Midwestern requesting that he apply for the admission counselor opening. So he sent in his resume the next day, and long story short, he was offered the job barely over a week later. It was such a quick process we barely knew how to process it all.
Our plan was for me to get a job and support the two of us while Brad goes to seminary and possibly works a part time job to help pay for his tuition since we didn’t want to take out more loans. But you know what God does with our plans.
Now we will both have jobs in a place that we love and Brad will be able to pursue his degree.
The Lord has provided more for us than we ever even imagined to ask from Him. Our dreams can’t even begin to reach His plans for us.
We are so excited for this new phase in our lives. Leaving Springfield and all the people that have become precious to us is going to be so difficult, but we are equally ready to begin forming new relationships in Kansas City and at Midwestern.
There are still many things heavy on our hearts and minds. I would so appreciate if you joined us in prayer as we head into this transitional time. Please pray that the Lord would provide a job for me in Kansas City. Pray that Freshwater Church will find someone that will be able to replace Brad as their worship leader. Pray for Brad and me as he will have to move to Kansas City while I finish up my degree at MSU and will have to live apart for a short time. Pray that we will find a place to live and a church home in Kansas City.
Thank you, friends. Stay tuned for more details!