I sent this letter to the prayer chain at Christ Community Bible Church this week. Thought I would share it here as well.
We asked for so much prayer in the past few months that I
thought it was appropriate to share some answers that God has brought
along. Swamp Mennonite Church voted on my position as Minister of Music
and Worship / Youth Pastor last Sunday (October 2) and God blessed us
with a confirming vote of 98 positive out of 98 votes. It was truly an
answer to prayer! (Although there's one man who still insists he voted
no :) It seems like every church needs a jokester.)
And then, this
past week we signed a lease on the 24th apartment that I looked into (I
didn't drag Dana along for all 24 of them). We have our keys and our
lease officially starts tomorrow (October 12) which is exactly one month
before our wedding! We will be living at 15 S. Main St Quakertown, PA
18951. I will move in in the next few weeks and
then Dana will join me after our honeymoon.
We are definitely
experiencing a mix of emotions right now. We're excited, happy, scared,
tired, thankful, and many other things.
Thank you for all of your
prayers and your loving support. You are a great church family and we
miss you already. Sunday mornings are still especially difficult as
there are reminders all around of what we are leaving behind, so you can
continue to pray that in those moments we would look to Christ and
remember all that He left behind in coming to us. Pray that we would
humble ourselves and be willing to serve those around us, and also that
we would be able to quickly build solid relationships that provide us
the love and support in this branch of the family of God.
Sorry, this got long, but a lot has happened in the past month.
Nathan (and Dana)