“‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.” Matthew 14: 29
Here we go again! Like Peter jumping out of the boat to walk on the water with Jesus, we too are about to take another leap of faith.
As this summer has moved along we have been looking at a few ministry options for the fall, and we have come to the conclusion that California is the place that we need to be. On Friday, I officially accepted a youth ministry position in Yuba City, California. Yuba City is north of Sacramento, and west of Lake Tahoe.
We are really excited about this opportunity as it allows me to pursue my passion of doing full-time ministry with adolescents. Yuba City has a 30 year history of high school youth ministry. They also have a middle school ministry, and a vision to minister to those with special-needs.
The start date for this position is not set in stone, but right now we hope to leave for California sometime over Labor Day weekend. We hope to find time for family and friends on the east coast at least once or twice a year. You are also welcome to visit us in Yuba City!
After a year of searching, we are very grateful to have this opportunity, and we are confident in the Lord’s calling. Thank you for praying for our ministry work over the past four years. In fact, your prayers have been vital, life-giving, acts of faith that have encouraged us far more than you can imagine. We invite you to continue to pray for us as we move forward in the ministry that the Lord has prepared for us.
Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare to move, build new friendships, and start a new job.
As always, living life outside the boat,