Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And the Verdict is…

…Well, for those of you who have been following our story…a decision was made today about who Windermere Community Church were going to accept as their pastor - and it didn't go in our favour L. So Paul doesn't get to be pastor of WCC and we have to take a step back and consider what we do now. We still believe we are called to Windermere - but we need to be sure that's not just us and our wishful thinking. So the plan is to go up to Windy this weekend (minus one child for transport reasons) and 'take stock' - attend a different church (one we would likely think about going to if we were still going to church plant) and also take a stop-off in Kendal, as this might be an alternative destination.

We are very sad and disappointed and are struggling to reconcile ourselves to this decision, as we had allowed ourselves to become very attached to the little family there. We have to keep a clear head now whilst trying to think through the future. It is very strange that the only place I truly feel at peace is there in The Lakes - it's like home to me, although I have never lived there. They say that 'home is where your heart is' and my heart has been there for many years now. If not now, I know that one day my prayers will be answered and I will get to go 'home' - I just hope that I am not too old and fat to enjoy it by then!!

Our other alternative to church planting is to go on the 'stationing list' and see where we end up…

Whatever we decide to do, we know it is time to move on from here. I am beginning to feel bored and stale. I need a new challenge - and Paul feels similar - which is good J

3 comments:

Nic said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get what you were hoping for. Hopefully one of the other options will prove to be the right one for you.

alison said...

Sorry about that C & P. Disappointing, but I guess you just have to trust that it was the right decision. I hope you start to feel more confident about your future soon though, can't be nice waiting and wondering.

Jan said...

Really sorry to hear about this, hope something even better gets sorted out soon