What a season we all have been in! As the world has been struggling greatly with major conflicts and loss, we as a family have been in a season of asking the Lord ‘What do you have next for us?’ About two years ago the Lord put a thought in our hearts to move out of state. We looked at that location briefly and then set it on the shelf. We were in the midst of lots of transitioning at The Rock School of Ministry and COVID. And so we continued to serve here. Aaron has been full-time at The Rock as part of the Life Class and Groups Support Team. A little while after being in this role, we both felt that it was a temporary assignment. So Aaron has been doing his best to serve with excellence in that role as unto the Lord.
Getting Us Going
So fast forward! You know that thing on the shelf….well, the Lord is good at pushing the “Go” button on our lives and getting us going! God lit a fire when our rental home was sold in December and we had to make a decision about where to live next by the end of this June! We prayed, wrestled, fasted and God clearly took that thing on the shelf and said TEXAS! Now let me be upfront on that one…it’s not about the government or financial situations of living in California. We have seen the Lord provide for our family of 6 in ministry with fundraising, no income, partial income with partial fundraising, and one income for the past 9 years, so we know our move has to be only about following Jesus.
One of the highlights that God kept reminding us of was back in our time living in Haiti when our team got evacuated to the Dominican Republic. We all attended a conference there led by Lifestyle Christianity. What the Lord showed us during that conference was our kids walking out their faith through boldness, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and our whole family doing ministry together! It lit a fire in Aaron and I and we both believe that God will use this step to build up each of us to further His kingdom. So, you may be asking ‘What exactly are you guys stepping into?’ Oh man, how I would love to share the plans we have and goals (which is something I value for sure:) …..But that’s not always how God works… the story of Abraham has been spoken over and over to us as a reminder that in the past 9 years since we said “Yes Lord, send us” we have lived a life in the footsteps of Abraham. We have been asked to just say yes without knowing exactly where or what we will do and He has been so very faithful to give us exactly the things to be a part of at the right time. It has for sure been stretching our faith but what joy we have when we just obey.
We Know This
We really have two things we know we desire to look at. Aaron’s old boss and his family have moved to the location we are moving to, and God has been revealing to them something really exciting to begin in ministry, and we believe we should partner with them in praying that into fruition and being a part of it. And secondly, we have a major heart for discipleship. Our time at Impact 195 and RSOM has forever grown in us a deep desire to be a part of people’s journey of knowing God deeper, healing inner wounds, grabbing ahold of their calling, and watching them triumph and take ground for the Lord through discipleship schools! So we hope to serve or come alongside what He is doing at Lifestyle Christianity University in Watauga, Texas and just see what He wants us to do. Along with that is the partner church, Risen Nation. They are creating a beautiful place to welcome the presence of the Lord and really dig into the Word and what God says we, as the church, should be doing when we gather.
We are taking a leap and obeying Him. He has never failed us when we do that so we remind ourselves daily when we want to know exactly what we are doing. With all that update we are so excited to ask you all to pray with us for this great adventure that we are continuing and we also are stepping back into fundraising for the financial needs we will have in the move. Aaron has been granted to change his current full-time position to a part-time role for a short season as we transition to Texas. So praise Jesus we will have some income going in, but this role isn’t meant to sustain our family long-term. It will be used as supplemental income.
As far as the move itself, we have calculated every cost that we will have. A close friend of ours created a funding platform to give others a place to help our family step into this journey! If you want to learn more about it, check out our support page by clicking right here
We will keep you updated as to all the great things God is doing on this journey! Feel free to share this post with others!