For those of you who felt like you were left hanging after Thursday's announcement about the end of time with APD, have no fear - you will not be left in the dark any longer. For those of you who were feeling sheer panic that I might be relocating or something crazy - take a deep breath! The Lord has continued to keep Tampa my home and for that I am extremely grateful. In fact, I'm really not going anywhere.... I will just be changing from being a member, attender, and leader at my church to being full-time on staff! Surprise!
As with any big life decision, this required prayer and thought but I am confident the Lord so clearly directed my path. I'm hopeful that the Lord will develop my spiritual gifts and talents and allow me to serve and be a small part of the big things my church is doing for His kingdom! Grace Fam has truly been a church family to me these past five years (in the geographical absence of my own) and coming on staff feels like coming home.
I'm touched, blessed, and encouraged by the warm welcome they have already given me and most of all by the people who have been 'praying me in' since before there was a position with my name on it (they know exactly who they are - and the next round of Wrights cake is on me!)
Oh, I forgot to tell you what I'm doing? Well, that I'm still figuring out BUT I will share that I will be assisting with the Women's Ministry and with Leadership Development. I will be working under two amazing leaders and towards their vision for two incredible areas of our churches ministry. I'm thrilled about it. As far as the day-to-day, well, that I guess I will be finding out starting Monday.
So, thanks for walking into a new season of my career with me here on the blog. I'm every positive emotion right now - grateful for where I came from and excited for where I'm headed. God has again shown his faithfulness to me in this time of transition and I feel pumped up to continue to do His work.