If you ever doubt that God speaks to people well stop doubting! In my last blog posting I wrote about the reality of preparing to move to Colorado and starting Soaring Wings Ministrires to serve the homeless young adults. I specifically mentioned that I felt that "the time was near" and that we were to "be prepared". Well, that "feeling" that I had and the urgency that I felt to" be prepared" was not just some vague feeling....it was the Lord directing our thoughts and actions and preparing us for what was soon to come. On Sunday we received word that Casey Family Services, where my husband Ed has worked for 30 years, is closing all their offices. As of December 31, 2012, Casey Family Services will no longer operate. Needless to say we were shocked at this news. This is not how we thought Ed would be retiring, but retiring he is. In 2013 we will be putting our house on the market to sell, moving to Colorado and begin full time work developing Soaring Wings Ministries. I can't even begin to list the vast range of emotions that we have experienced this week. We cry, we laugh, we cry, we get excited, we cry, we don't sleep, we cry, we sleep peacefully, we cry, we are amazed. So, here we go!!!! We are moving to Colorado!!!! We are giving it all up for Jesus to serve the poor, the tired and the lost young adults of Colorado in His name. There are soooooo many unanswered questions and sooooo many details to work out, but I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that GOD LEADS and He is preparing the way. Please keep us in your prayers and if you would like to donate to Soaring Wings Ministries we would be so grateful as we cannot possibly do this without help. Your faithful support means the world to us and we know that God has great things planned for the young adults in Colorado!
His faithful servant,
Ed and I have made a "to do list" of things we need to accomplish before we can move out to Colorado. Some of the things on this list include fundraising, meeting with other agencies serving the homeless, prayer, painting the outside of our house, getting rid of things that we will not take with us to Colorado etc., etc., etc....sometimes I think it would be so much easier if we just packed up what we needed to take with us and forgot about the rest; but, that would not be very responsible and it is not very realistic either. The fact of the matter is that we need to prepare for our move to Colorado. As Ed and I have been painting the house and as I have been going through our things, I can't help but think about our time here in New Hampshire. I have LOVED living in New Hampshire and I will be completely honest and say that the reality of leaving forever the beautiful trees, lakes, our home, our yard, our church, our friends and our family makes me sad. But then my mind flips and I ask myself some hard questions; 1) Can I say no to God? We all know what happened to Jonah when he told God no, so the reality is that no, I cannot say no to God. 2) If I was given the chance would I want to stay safe and snug in New Hampshire for ever? The answer to that question is no. New Hampshire is beautiful, safe and comfortable but the reality is that I have never wanted to live that kind of life. I want to take the plunge, give everything that I have to the Lord and risk it all for Him. I do not think I will be disappointed and I expect that He can do BIG things with my meager offerings. 3) Could I truly forget about all the homeless young adults that are living on the streets and stay in my nice cozy house in beautiful New Hampshire? No, I couldn't do that. There are people out there who need help and I am called to help them. The reality of the situation is that we are preparing to move to Colorado. We still do not have an exact date of when this move will be but I sense that the time is near and that we are to be ready. So when you think of us this summer and wondering what we are doing just think of us painting our house, going through our stuff, swimming in a cool lake, praying and preparing. "For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not be behindhand on its appointed day". Habakkuk 2:3
His faithful servant,
Anita Rennells is the author of this blog. She and her husband have moved to Colorado when Ed retired and are in the process of opening a ranch to help homeless young adults.
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