Today, Geoff called the pastor in Wisconsin to let him know that we would love to accept their offer of Geoff being the Assistant/Youth Pastor at Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood, WI.
We hope to be in the moving van April 1st or so. We'll know more information once we have housing secured in Greenwood. It's funny to think of me living in a town of 1,000 people where everyone knows everyone's business. I've lived in a suburb all my life except for college. Now, I will have to plan carefully trips into towns since I won't have the convenience of forgetting important things. Greenwood does have a small IGA, so those forgetful moments will probably cost me. :) The nearest good sized town is 40 minutes away, and 2 larger cities, Wausau and Eau Claire are an hour on each side of Greenwood, so when I need to get to a mall to feel like I'm back in society, it is possible!
We are both looking forward to working with the church. Geoff is the first assistant the church
has ever had, so it'll be a learning experience on both sides. The youth group is made of about 40-50 great kids. We have ideas spinning through our heads for activities and such, but know that we need to take small steps as we learn full-time ministry.
So, since May of 2007 we have had the following changes in our lives: Geoff graduated from seminary, we announced our pregnancy, started searching for a ministry, gave birth to our little Maleia, grieved the loss of my brother, and beginning a new ministry in a new state. Needless to say, our lives have not been boring. It's been so neat to see God leading us through each circumstance with his grace and mercy to help us through.
So, does anyone know where good free moving boxes are?