In December, our pastor approached Eli with a question. One that I had feared for a couple of years, first, because I know the type of heart Eli has, and secondly, because I personally prefer a tad bit more civilization (Target is an hour away!). It was about our commitment to the church, which is in a town bordering Canada. He was leaving... and he didn't want to leave the pulpit empty. Our initial response? We didn't feel that Eli was to step up. But, we desire God's will for our lives and so we knew we had to bring it before Him. We prayed for weeks. Every scripture we received supported the calling God was placing upon Eli/us. There were several prophecies. Basically it came down to us having to realize that this was of God despite our age, location and personal feelings. He did a work in our hearts for sure. We couldn't deny the overwhelming answer He gave us. SO! Last Sunday, the 12th, Eli was ordained and we as a family were prayed over by the church. And yesterday, he taught for the first time as the pastor of Kootenai Christian Fellowship!!
We are more excited then ever about what God is doing in our lives and what He has in store for the church! And we can't wait to share more... soon...!!
Esther 4:14b - "Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
P.S. Please keep us, our church, and the ministry in prayer!