Friday, October 24, 2008

California

This post has been on my heart for about three weeks now but I just haven't had time (words actually). Kurto, Israel, Aubrey & I will be taking the long road cross country again sometime in February of 09. We are moving home! This decision is bitter sweet as Kansas City & IHOP have become our home yet California has never left our hearts. Israel has only known home as "Missoura". We are so excited for this adventure and feel as though it was inspired by the Holy Spirit in our hearts for this exact time in our lives. So not only have I been on semibedrest these days but Kurto has been packing up anything extra around the house (ie his office, vases, extra dishes etc.) and we have been showing our home to potential buyers. The week we decided to move home I read on the news about the economy crashing, the stock market worries etc. So I looked at Kurt and said I thought it would be the perfect time to put our house up for sale. Right next door to the nine foreclosures in our little community housing neighborhood! God has his ways & we are prepared to sell or rent out our home for however long is needed. Kurto is on the job hunt & we are excited to join in for prayer in California especially in Orange County. Around here many have been praying & fasting for CA and the Call San Diego forty days. It has been such a sudden move of our hearts and we truly feel we are moving as part of the fruit of that fast for God to call us home. We desire to plug in locally at a small house of prayer in Laguna Niguel, pray & be apart of ministry in our home cities & live among family again. Please pray for us as we prepare in this crazy time for this adventure.

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Wow, that's exciting! I hope we can see each other and meet one another's kids before we end up moving next summer.

Ricci said...

Wow, what a step of faith. We'll be praying hat the Lord takes care of all the details so you can focus on your growing family...

theSanchez' said...

I hope you find a home in Launa Niguel....Alex and I just bought a home there!

Shealynn Benner said...

Congrats!! I know how hectic this time can be, but know that God will provide. :)

Katie said...

COOL, Katchen! How exciting and wonderful! I hope the home selling and move go really smoothly.

Aron & Suz said...

wow, big changes in your family in '09! excited that you will be back in CA...we'll have to connect one of these days when my fam comes back to visit. OC has never left our hearts as well, so we shall see where we end up after seminary.

ps: we listed our house in May of this year, in a VERY bad time to sell in our area and from the moment it was on the market to the moment we closed was less than 30 days...this is unheard of right now. God was so incredibly in our move from our house to living on-campus at seminary, it couldn't be denied. I hold on to this reminder of His faithfulness (despite what the market was/is doing) in these difficult and uncertain times. i'll be praying for a quick sell for you guys, too.