So it has been a little while since we sat down and posted a blog update. There are a number of reasons for this, but needless to say we are very excited to be sharing this information with you:
WE ARE LEAVING FOR ENGLAND!
After a lot of prayer and conversation with loved ones, we have shifted our ministry slightly. We are no longer partnering with ABWE-please be sure that there is no tension or division in this choice. We did not make this decision lightly and it is not because we have issues or problems with ABWE, we still love them dearly and we are excited to be able to join alongside of them from a different means. Moving forward, we will be sent out as missionaries from Hope Community Church.
In our move to London, we will be partnering with a church in the north London area-Highgate International Church. David will be serving as the Mission Team Leader and will be developing and implementing strategy for reaching out to the international community in London, as well as teaching and leading the current congregation to be, make, and encourage disciples.
We have our tickets purchased and we are prepared for our initial 2 week quarantine once we arrive in London. Please be in prayer for us as we make this transition, especially Ethne and Grahame. If you would like to send us some snail mail or an encouraging card our address when we arrive will be:
272 Archway Road
We are so excited for this next phase and can't wait to share with you all the things that the LORD will be doing!
David and Rachel