We’re moving… or at least working on it
Our house is on the market; we’ve signed a contract with a buyer and the house has appraised well. Now it’s up to his mortgage company.
Where are we moving? To the suburbs of Austin, Texas, near where our son Art and his wife Lenn and our little granddaughter, Kaylene, live.
Why? Well, if you’re a member of the grandparents’ club, like us, you probably don’t need much of an explanation.
For some time, we’ve thought that we’d like to live near our kids and grandkids someday. But the thing that made us start thinking seriously about taking action was Eida’s folks’ decision to move into a senior care center.
It was brought home clearly to us that at some point we were going to have to make a choice about where to spend our “senior-discount” years, and the longer we waited, the harder it would be to make a move.
Emigrating to Canada not being a viable option, the choice was obvious. And since home prices are rising in Austin (thanks to all the Californians moving there), we knew that if we waited too long, we could miss the window of opportunity.
So after asking the Lord for direction, we decided to put our El Paso home on the market to see if we got some nibbles. The real estate market had been slow here for several years, so we were surprised by the immediate level of interest. Several offers came in but didn’t work out, however this one looks very good.
When? God willing, we expect to move to Austin in the last week of August.
Will we still be serving with NTM? Yes, I can carry on my part of the Spanish Language Resources ministry from pretty much anywhere with a good internet connection.
Eida will have to say goodbye to her dyslexia tutoring students. Both the kids and their parents are sad to see her go. After we get moved, we’re trusting the Lord to bring along others that she can help.
It will be hard to leave Coronado Baptist, which became our home church during our 12 years here in El Paso and has been so supportive of us as missionaries. It will be especially sad for me to leave behind the worship music team. It has been such a fulfilling and enjoyable ministry and we will always treasure those friendships.
Thank you for praying with us. Going through old pictures and letters as we sort and pack has brought back to mind the many paths down which God has guided and sustained us over the years, in such amazing ways. And it’s hard to imagine how we could have made it this far without your partnership.
Who knows what our Father has planned for the road ahead? But we’re confident that He’ll be with us every step of the way, as Jesus promised.
Serving our King together in these difficult days,