"And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Luke 24:49
"While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Acts 13:2
In case you missed the title of the blog,
WE ARE MOVING!!!
It has been absolutely amazing to see how God prepared us these long three years for our next step to Clarion, PA. We thought 2 years ago that we were ready to go, but looking back, I am so thankful that God knows what is best. God needed us to truly understand what He meant when He said, "but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you". We were not ready to be His witnesses because we did not understand we had received such power from the Holy Spirit. We were powerless, and that's not a very effective way to be God's witness! But praise God! This last year, He has taught us through His Word who He is...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It's not that we didn't know that He was the Holy Spirit...It's just that we didn't fully know the power of the Holy Spirit.
So, about this moving...we are planning to move the week of May 15th. We are going to transition from Wendell to Kernersville for a couple days before heading up on May 19th. We are planning to load up the truck here on Saturday May 14th, so if you live close and can come and help, we would greatly appreciate it!
Please continue to pray for us during this transition. These two weeks will fly by as we try to pack up and close up everything here. We simply want to keep our eyes fixed on Christ and, again, not get distracted by the busyness of the move itself. Pray for our safety during packing, driving, and unpacking (especially moving the piano!). Pray for us as we adjust to our new living arrangements. We know the kids are going to be excited, but at the same time, this is a HUGE change for them...new house, new city, new state, new everything. Pray for both of our families and close relationships as we all will be experiencing many emotions and new distance. Pray that God will show His purpose to us all, to give us all comfort that this is HIS plan and not our own. Lastly, please pray that we remember that we are His witnesses not only in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, but during the whole move! We are to carry His name, and depend on the Holy Spirit for direction.
At this point, we are stepping out on faith because we have seen God working and moving so powerfully in Clarion. The whole week we were there, we felt Him drawing us there. Upon our arrival back home, we found no reason to stay. He put in place everything necessary to move. On our trip we nearly immediately went from 59% financial support to 69%. Early next week that 69% should be turning into 73%. We said for a while we would rely on God's direction, but we were aiming for 80% before we would be moving because we felt God would finish up our support once we were in Clarion. Once we watched Him work and move, we knew He was showing us how only HE can take care of us and provide (we hope to share a couple really awesome stories about that soon).
So, this is it. I have put in my notice at work and we are now relying fully on God to support our family. We are so thankful to those of you who have held us up in prayer. We are so thankful to those of you who have been called to support us financially and have been obedient to that.
Thank you for being patient and sticking it out with us! Your support has been priceless, and I know we have made it this whole time because you guys have been praying. We love you guys and we are excited to share with you what God is doing, as you share with us in this ministry. God is amazing.
Scott and Briana