Saturday, September 18, 2004

We're In!

I forgot to blog that Paul has been accepted for Minister in Training status! A-men!! We are so relieved, excited, happy. Now to wait and see what the future holds come next May... I only hate the thought of moving again, both for myself and for the children, particularly the boys. I really love it here and we have all made so many fabulous friends, but we never came with the intention of staying. :( Oh well - not to worry about that yet and I'm sure whatever happens we will be happy ... :)

10 comments:

Jax said...

Congratulations! If that is appropriate ;-)

So is May the training bit? Or is that assignment? And I thought you wouldn't hear for a fortnight?

Caroline said...

May is when Paul's Theology degree course finishes. M.I.T starts whenever we are placed/find a church. MIT is then 2yrs more practical training and continuing study before he is 'ordained' as a Rev'! The church where we go for MIT is likely to be where we stay for a while. The only snag is that we may have to wait for a while (can be a couple of years sometimes) for a 'position' to become available, especially as Paul really needs a full-time paid post (yes, some ministers are unpaid, and many are only Part-Time). And a manse would be nice too...! Not many Elim churches have a manse with the package though :(
I hope that makes things a little clearer than mud!

Barbara said...

Oh congratulations! Didn't realise it was the Elim church. I went to one occationaly when at uni in Brum - we lived opposite it. While I was there one of my friends started going out with a guy who then got baptised there. They then also ended up getting married there and he is now a minister at an Elim church too. Lots of fond memories.

Barbara said...

Oops, "occasionally" just in case Tim is looking...

merry said...

Congrats! I hope it all works out smoothly for you.

Caroline said...

Thanks everyone!

Nic said...

Great news Caroline! Does that mean you will be staying in the same area or could be moving anywhere?

dottyspots said...

Congratulations :0)

karen said...

Praise the Lord Caroline. Praise God that Paul has been accepted into training. It is obviously God's will for you all. I know that you will be a wonderful Pastor's wife - as that is just as important as having a great pastor. xx

Jules said...

Congratulations, that is wonderful news.

I wish you all the best on your new journey...