We are so excited about the next chapter of our life that God has led us to! Beginning August 1st, Derek will be starting a new job as the Director of Creative Arts at NewPointe Community Church in Dover, Ohio! We are feeling beyond blessed at how God has been working in our lives and the journey he has taken us on to get to this place.
We are leaving a place that we absolutely love, both in ministry and in the friends who have become family to us. God has grown Derek and I in our marriage here, truly helping us learn what it means to serve him together.
He has grown us as parents. When we moved here, we came with Dylan who was 3 and Kayla who was only 3 months old. We leave here with Dylan at age 7, Kayla at age 4 and little Tyler, already 2 and a 1/2!!! We stand amazed at how much God has blessed us as a family and how we have grown together. Dylan is getting baptized next weekend and we are so excited that he has decided to follow Jesus with his life. What an amazing thing to experience as a parent.
We truly never dreamed that God would take us back to Ohio, and are overwhelmed with the peace he has given us to take this step. We can’t wait to see what God has in store as we follow the path he has laid out for us. We are humbled to know that He wants to use our family and Derek’s gifts and talents to further His work at NewPointe.
So to our Florida family, you mean so much to us and have become family to us in a place where we have no blood relatives! We have so very much enjoyed all of the time we have spent with you and the experiences and growth we have been through with you all! May God richly bless you for everything you have meant to Derek and I along with Dylan, Kayla, and Tyler!
To our Ohio family and soon to be NewPointe family, we are beyond excited to start a new journey with you! My prayer a few months ago was, “God, use me for your glory!” I never knew what that was going to mean, and now I know where He is leading us and can’t wait!!!
Your prayers are appreciated for our move, and the finding of a house VERY quickly. Packing is about 1/2 way done, and details still need to fall into place, so please lift us up as we continue this journey!