All of you know by now that we have moved from beautiful Tennessee to Kansas City, KS. We are settling in slowly. We moved into a Pleasantville like area outside of downtown. The streets are tree lined, everyone is friendly & always out enjoying the weather. We are within walking distance to great parks & shops. IKEA just moved in VERY close to us. There is never a shortage of squirrels & bunnies.
We found a church that is basically the doppelgänger of our old church...right down to the stage background & name tags. The only thing missing is our church family :( we are extremely close to our small group back in TN & that has been one of the hardest things about leaving. We had been through some times of celebration & through some of the most difficult times ever. We met pretty much very Sun evening for the past 4yrs. We even met on holidays that fell on Sundays.
We are still doing FaceTime with them so we don't have to stop seeing their faces, enjoying their discussions & praying alongside them. These families are part of our family, part of our hearts & that will never change!
We know as Christians that we need a local small group to grow with here in KC, but thinking about connecting with new people will take some time to get used to. I have been a Christian for 14yrs & it wasn't until I joined the Prov small group that I really felt connected, loved despite my past & that I was the norm (I use that term loosely) among them. They are REAL Christians! I have grown in my faith because of them. God placed us there for a time & I understand that He has plans for us here in KS now & we, like Abraham, must have Faith despite the unknown.
Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to settle in & continue to grow in our faith!