Thursday, July 14, 2011

Life update

A few months ago Gerriss and I started talking about our current situation and how we have felt like we are in limbo. We have wanted to move to Texas for a while and began planning our move. We looked for jobs, places to live, everything. But at the end of it all, we couldn't figure it out. Things just never added up. Things were just too complicated. We needed a break from all the stress of life changing decisions. So we took a vacation!!

Over memorial weekend we took a trip to Boise, ID. It was a great time to clear our head and re group. We got to see our amazing family, help some family members through a rough time and just spend quality time together. Gerriss and I also attended Calvary Chapel Boise while we were there and just loved the church. It was a great time all around.

We returned to St George and got back into the grind and it was back to our limbo feelings again. We knew we needed to change something, but we didn't know what or how. Gerriss and I took a trip to Mesquite for the evening about a week and a half after our trip. I was telling Gerriss that I thought it was about time we decided on the move to Texas and put it into works. At this time he turned to me and said, "Cara I don't think we are moving to Texas. To be honest I think we are moving to Boise." At that moment I turned back to Gerriss and said, "You know what, I think so too!" You see for the past week or so, both Gerriss and I had the same feeling that we needed to move there, but we had no idea why, or even that the other was thinking it. We prayed about this of course for a while and couldn't come up with any reason not to. A few days later, Gerriss specifically prayed for an answer to whether or not we should go. Gerriss is the type that has never been receptive to small hints or nudges. He needs blunt answers. God knows this about Gerriss and so God used the best way possible to get through to him. You see, Gerriss drives around all day in a truck for his job and has the opportunity to listen to CSN all day long (christian satellite network) One of the sermons that he heard that day was about ambitious faith. The Pastor was explaining that if we are to be true servants of Christ, we need to completely submit to the will of God. In the message the Pastor talked about how if God is leading you to stand up and profess you're a Christian, move out of state, change your job, or do something dramatic with your life situation; if God is the one that is calling you to do it, YOU DO IT! At this point we are convinced. We now know that we are moving to Idaho.

We decided to take another trip to Boise to try and figure out WHEN we would be moving. All along I had a specific date in my head, but I didn't know why or how it would work so I just pushed it aside. We went to Boise over the 4th of July to not only figure out our time frame, but to also inform some of our family back there about the move so that they could help out and pray for us. While we were there we again attended Calvary Chapel Boise. Upon our arrival we noticed a pamphlet on our chairs for something. I pushed it away until the Pastor stood up and brought it up. Thinking nothing of it I picked it up and started following along as he started reading through it. The pamphlet was for Bible school that starts this fall. I know that Gerriss cannot attend school during the day since he has to work full time in order to support us as a family so I didn't even think about it. As the Pastor kept reading he noted that the classes would be held in the evening in order to accommodate those that work and/or are in other school. This just sounded great. Gerriss has has felt led for a while now that he needs to do something in the ministry but hasn't know how to get started or where for that matter. This was the most perfect opportunity. Then I read the most amazing thing next......Registration is Aug 6th! Well that settles it, the date that sat in my head this whole time was August 1st. We needed to be there by August 1st for some reason and now I know why.

So its settled, Gerriss, myself, and Oliver are moving to Boise, ID on August 1st. Gerriss will attend Calvary Chapel Bible School for one year. And our crazy new adventure will begin.

Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts as we embark on our new journey in faith.

Thank you and God bless,
Cara and Gerriss

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