Our church is small but the people are again, very friendly. We have only been to 2 services so far, but in both, God was very real and the preaching was right on target. We had a wonderful surprise when we pulled in for our first service - they had a welcome to our family on the church sign!
Of course it hasn't all been roses - our transmission died on the interstate and we had to put another one in it to keep our car. However, God had worked ways to get us all our money back that we spent for this move! People kept giving us money and I added it up and it practically paid for the whole move. Then, the car thing happened and we had the cash to pay it. We hope to continue to be debt-free (besides the home) as God allows or really, as we believe in faith He will.
Moving here and everything about it involved FAITH. The pay is drastically lower - $13K lower. The cost of living isn't that much different as far as food goes, and housing is cheaper only if you buy. We had never been here and didn't know anyone, other than meeting our current Pastor one time a year ago. To leave all that we knew and come to a place where the pay is lower and having to start over in many ways (friends to church, etc.) - took FAITH. My husband and I finally came to the place that we knew beyond any doubts this was God's direction. The doors opened like crazy as soon as my husband lifted up his hand to God one night and said, "God, I will do what you want and move! Please provide the way for us!" The next morning, this house was listed for sale in the town we wanted, at the price we needed and exactly what we needed inside and out of it. Then, my husband's company in this new city listed his job - they were hurting for help! They gladly took him. The finances and means of moving poured in like a wave to where we felt drowned in God's provisions! It was a continuous click, click, click of open doors all the way. Whereas all we got in WA was closed door after closed door. I THANK GOD FOR EVERY CLOSED DOOR!! We may not understand it but sometimes God lets us see the "why" later on and I'm so thankful.
Our house is dark gray with burgundy shutters but I had to brighten the picture up a lot because it was so dark the way the sun was shining when I took this.
We are right across the street from this lake, it is so pretty and the geese come and swim in the mornings.
A view of our street
Today was a real fall day and I wanted to show you a few of our walking areas.
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