To all of you who have been praying for us, I want to thank you so much. It’s been a rough and stressful time. I can finally tell you a little bit of what was going on.
As you know, I’ve been asking for prayer since the summer about church. Jeremy and I have left the church we have attended since moving up here. I felt like I wasn’t able to do the job God wanted me to do. I had tried to talk to the person I was having trouble with, but felt like I was rejected, so Jeremy and I met with him with Pastor and though things improved for about a month, it kept going back and forth. I was insulted many times and it hurt badly. What I do is for God and for God alone and I put my heart into it. To be told that I’m lazy or insensitive really made me depressed. It got really bad near the end and I was dreading going to church. No one should feel like that. We should want to go to church and worship and fellowship. No matter what, when I was up there praising God, I forgot everything and enjoyed worshiping the One who created this world and who made me who I am. I have many friends at that church and I miss them a lot. I know it was a surprise when we announced that we were leaving and it was really hard for us to keep it a secret, but we felt like it was best that way.
Tomorrow will be the second Sunday we’re visiting this one new church. We’ve had two Wednesdays there. The kids seem to love the programs they have for them. There are a good amount of kids there. Not too many, but enough. They have different adult home study groups during the week. We have gone the last two weeks to the one that takes place at the same time as the children’s program on Wednesdays. I’m still not sure what I think of the books they use for that, but I do enjoy the people, especially the older couple… they are hilarious.
We are now praying on whether or not to stay here for a little longer or to find another church to try. As part of our way of deciding (other than lots and lots of prayer) we like to have the Pastor come over to talk, so if we enjoy it again this week, I think Jeremy is going to see about asking the Pastor if we can set up a time to talk. Then, finding where we can serve in this church. I think Jeremy needs a break from teaching and sound system right now, but I really want to sing. Not really lead… just sing. I need to know where I can fit into this church if we are going to stay. They don’t have a choir, but they do have a praise and worship team. I wonder if they have some kind of drama team. I know that I’d enjoy that as well.
So, there you are… up to date on what is going on with our church situation and you now know what you were praying for.