Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What's Next?

Now that we are back in the States we have frequently been asked the question "So what are you going to do next?" I thought I would spend a few minutes answering the question for those of you who haven't been able to ask us in person. Since November 22nd we have been living with my parents in Cherryville, NC. Since we are in a transition time without jobs we have tried to keep ourselves busy. I went to a conference on "Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention" for a few days with my father in Ridgecrest, NC. Then on a hunting expedition with my uncle in Camden, SC. We have also been on the go visiting friends and all the new babies that have been born during our 15 month absence. This past weekend we traveled to Williamston and Henderson, NC with my parents where we visited the Griffins, Ms. Sexton and the Burnhams. All of those were great visits and they further increased my excitement about our upcoming move to the eastern part of the state. On Friday we leave to go to Atlanta, GA. where we will spend about five days with Leslie's brother, Brent. We are looking forward to spending time with him and seeing his new house.

We will continue living in Cherryville until January 12th, then we pick up and move to Wake Forest, NC. In Wake Forest I will be attending Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and we will be living in their married housing apartments for the upcoming spring semester. Leslie is currently looking for a job as a Graphic Designer in and around the Raleigh area. When the day arrives will be sure to update you with the good news that Leslie has found a job she likes, until then please pray for her as she searches.

Our goal is to only live in the married housing apartments for a semester. Since we know that the Masters of Divinity program will run me at least three years we would like to try and buy a house somewhere in the area. If you are keeping a list of prayer requests the hope and dream of buying a house is somewhere below Leslie finding a good job and me not failing out of school.

Now you know about as much as we do. Thanks for keeping up with us and for praying for us, we will be sure to keep you updated as we can. God bless.

PS. I have some really great friends who are working in a very difficult place in Africa. They have a wonderful blog that I know you will enjoy reading and following. They both graduated with me from Rift Valley Academy in Kenya and they have since gone on to receive degrees from Moody Bible College and Columbia International University. They are some of the most capable people I know and no one in the world could do the job they are doing any better than they are. I know they would appreciate your prayers as well.
www.africanfaders.blogspot.com

1 comment:

Jonathan and Sarah said...

I am so excited about ya'll going to Southeastern. Jonathan and I went out this summer to look at the school. He was thinking of starting there next fall. However, God has had some different plans for us right now and has moved seminary down the road or out of the picture. We really enjoyed the area though. We have several friends that go there, so we may come visit all of ya'll sometime! Have fun visiting everyone till then!

Sarah