Update: NWBC, Ordination, Big Move

Wow. So much has happened since our last update.

Here are a few of the highlights.

Northwest Trip

We had a very busy trip to the Northwest in mid-November and were able to share our vision for The River Church with dozens of pastors and churches at the Northwest Baptist Convention annual meeting in Yakima. We also meet with our friends and partners at Terrace Heights Baptist Church and Chestnut Street Baptist Church. The entire trip was an encouragement, and we anticipate great things as we partner directly with churches throughout the Northwest. God is at work among the churches there!

Ordination

We returned to Alabama with my parents who came to attend my ordination at Hillcrest Baptist Church. My dad preached the ordination sermon and the church offered their prayers and encouragement. I and my entire family were very blessed by the whole experience. We wish we could have shared it with all of our prayer partners! (Perhaps the video will be posted, soon.)

Transition

Since Thanksgiving we’ve been busy making the transition from Alabama to Washington. Yes! The time has come to make the move! The Lord has provided us a home in the Moxee community and Cheryl and the girls have made the safe trip across the country. They’re getting things set up while I finish one more week with the Army.

It is a bittersweet time for us. We are thrilled to be returning to our home state and to begin this new season of service to God and his church. Yet, we are saddened to leave our church family in Alabama. We have been so blessed these past few years with great pastoral leadership and great friends. We trust that our partnership will continue for many years to come.

Prayer

1. Pray for the churches in the Northwest, that they will experience a revival of the Spirit of God and see a great harvest among the lost.

2. Pray for Cheryl as she works to set up our home while I am finishing my last week with the Army.

3. Pray for me as I travel across the country in time for Christmas. My brother-in-law is flying down to make the trip with me. Pray for his safe travel, as well.

4. Pray for our financial support for 2014. We need partners to give generously. Click theriverchurch.co/give.

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