Saturday, February 11, 2012

What's next for the Gafford family?

Some of you may be wondering just that. Some of you may not even realize there was a need to wonder what was next. It's a question we've been wondering for several months now, and we finally know the answer... or at least part of the answer.

For those of you in the second category, who didn't know there was any reason to wonder, let me quickly catch you up to speed. David finished his time serving at Five Oaks Church at the end of December. So he has been without work for a couple of months now. As we knew this time was coming, we've really taken this opportunity to do some self-searching. What is it that David likes to do? What is David good at? Work in a church? Work a secular job not in a church? What do we value as a family? Are we willing to move? If so, where are we willing to move to? You know, a few of those not-so-easy questions to ask without it hurting a little along the way.

In time we finally discovered answers to all the questions we'd been asking ourselves. Once we had those answers, it was time for some action and time to pursue the future we'd finally figured out we wanted for our family.

Fortunately, all the while there was a church out there that was doing a little search of their own. We are thankful that the answer to the questions they had been asking themselves was: David.

So here it is; here is what's next for the Gafford family. We will be moving to Fishers, Indiana in the later half of March where David will serve as Worship Architect for Bridgeway Community Church. We're blown away by what a great fit this job appears to be for David. We're thrilled that this move will put us within an hour of David's family and a now drivable distance to my family in New York. We're excited to see how God moves mountains in order to make this all work out.

The reality is that we own a house here in Minnesota. The reality is that the housing market has tanked in the last several years. The reality is, as much as we love this house, it does not fit in a U-Haul truck and we cannot take it with us. We must sell it; in spite of the housing market being what it is right now. We are choosing to trust that God will take care of this little matter in the time that He sees fit for the price that He sees fit and will meet our needs in the meantime. He's done it before (in a way I never would have even thought to ask for), and He will do it again.

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Kim and Joel said...

VERY COOL! I have been checking your blog a little more often since I hadn't seen an update in a while. We will be praying for you and this transition-we understand moving isn't so easy with a child! Glad this chuch is such a great fit for David-and I have always heard Fishers is a great place to live and raise a fam. Blessing in this new adventure!

Doreen said...

Congratulations Gafford family!! How exciting for all of you :) Praying for the house to sell at GOD's perfect timing!!

Laurie B said...

Congrats! That's great...I've heard wonderful things about Fishers...good luck with the house! Addy is so beautiful!