Leap of Faith to Denver

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God!  (Proverbs 3:5-7 Message)

Saturday, May 26 we are taking a leap of faith and packing all our belongings into a UHaul truck and driving to Denver, Colorado. We feel a strong sense that we are to move back to Denver but I don’t have a job yet. My job at First Presbyterian Church is done on May 25. Thus the leap of faith.

I’m in the interview process with two churches near downtown Denver and both look like good places for our family. We have loved living in downtown Champaign and raising our kids in a more urban setting. The neighborhoods surrounding Denver are interesting socioeconomically and culturally. We have lived in the suburbs of Littleton and now we feel led to the urban environment of Denver.

So our hope is that one of these church positions will work out. If they don’t work out I am hoping to jump back into Apple Retail. Then our family would immerse ourselves in a church in one of the Denver neighborhoods that is committed to missional communities and transforming neighborhoods.

Right now we are planning on moving our stuff into a storage unit until a job comes together. We feel strongly about living in the neighborhood where I work. So we are planning on spending some time in Roswell, New Mexico with Hillary’s family until something comes together.

We are leaping and thankfully God knows the future and will keep us on track!


About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on May 10, 2012, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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