I uploaded several more sermon recordings yesterday, including some lessons in a new series from 1st Peter. I hope you find them encouraging and helpful.
Of course, the big news for our family is that Nancy and I will be moving to Henderson, Tennessee, next month. I will be working as Missionary-in-Residence for the 2011-2012 school year at Freed-Hardeman University. This opportunity popped up rather suddenly less than two weeks ago, but it will help us to further realize our dreams of encouraging and teaching young people and others to have greater interest in what is happening and the needs that exist in other places.
I will teach 3 Bible courses (2 sections of Life of Christ and 1 of Acts), help sponsor the Missions Group and other missions-related activities, and be available to speak to and help students who have a serious interest in doing mission work. Nancy and I are looking forward to contributing to this work, partly because people at FHU played such an important part in the lives of our own children. We are excited.
Of course, the hardest part of this process will be leaving Winfield. This town and this church have provided a good home and many wonderful relationships and experiences for us during the seven years of our sojourn here. We have also enjoyed good, encouraging and productive relationships with many, many Christians in other congregations in this area. Leadership Training for Christ, Flint Hills Christian Camp, numerous Gospel Meetings, Men’s Breakfasts, Derby Summer Series — we will miss all of these things, and so much more.
The other “hard” part of making this move is that we must raise our own support, and we must do it quickly! We have put together a letter explaining out situation and need. If you would like to read it – and make use of it to help us find some support! – click here.
Pray for us as we begin a new chapter in our (never-boring) lives!
Congratulations! What a great opportunity! Will you come back to Winfield after your year at F-HU?
Thanks, Warren! We think it will be a great opportunity. I don’t know what we will do after that, but I doubt we would come back here. This congregation needs to find someone to work here as quickly as possible after we leave. (Any recommendations?)
Keep up your good work!