The Verdict Is In!!!

Geric got the job!!!  It was pretty anti-climactic, really.  We were all just sitting there and talking and the pastor kind of just threw in the conversation that they wanted to offer Geric a one year contract (a standard at the church) and then he kept talking.  I was like, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, pump the brakes!  Back it up!  What did you just say???”  (Don’t worry I didn’t really say that!)  But it was is so exciting.

I guess I can reveal the name of the mystery church, now that Geric works there.  It’s Water of Life Community Church in Fontana.  It really is such an awesome church.  We went there for a year before Geric got the job at Church on the Hill.  It’s really big so it’s easy to get lost in the crowd, which is kind of what we did.  But they are so passionate about God and HIs work and missions and it’s just so awesome.  Pastor Dan (the senior pastor) was telling Geric what a typical week would look like working there and I was getting jealous.  He gets to meet wekkly with all these cool people and pray and worship together and then it’s mandatory to go away and pray for a day alone once a quarter.  I think I’m going to make that mandatory for my job too!  🙂

This is just such a relief.  At the end, Pastor Dan said that we don’t have to give him an answer right there, that we could take some time to think about it, but I just blurted out, “We don’t need to think about it!  We accept!”  I told him that it’s really great because Geric and I have always disagreed on churches.  He’ll love it and I’ll hate it or I’ll love it and he’ll hate it, but this is the one place where we both love it.  I told him that the last two years have felt like we were that one weird peice of the puzzle that doesn’t quite fit and you keep trying to shove it in to place, even though it just doesn’t fit, but I feel like Water of Life is the place that we really fit.  I know it’s not a perfect church (there’s no such thing) but I honestly feel like we have been shoved into a shoebox for the last couple of years!  I feel like we can stretch and breath again.  Oh, this is so great.  So, so great.  Thank you all for all your prayers.

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12 responses

  1. A big woohoo from me!!! I definitely feel like I have been at many perfect churches in the last 15 years, perfect for me anyway, and it is such a relief when you find at home in a congregation!!!

    My mom’s best friend recently moved from Rancho to Fontana. I’ll send her a link to the church. They were going to Flipside, but I don’t know if they are still making the drive (I know it isn’t a long drive, but you know how people can be about church being a burden instead of a blessing).

    Anyway, congrats to your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. His official position is the jr. high youth pastor. And actually, Erin, the pastor said that he heard that I “stole the show” when I came to interview a few weeks ago. That’s why he wanted me to come today, because everyone was saying how wonderful I was, so he wanted to meet me. 🙂 So, it’s kind of like I got the job for him. One of the many things I do! Hee hee!

  3. Hooray!
    I’m super stoked for you guys!
    Now you’ll have to really immerse yourself in the community (hint, hint) Get to know the neighborhood by moving in (hint, hint) I can see WOL from my backyard – be my neighbor 🙂

  4. So very happy for all of you. I went with your Mom to Sunday service at that marvelous church last year when I was down. I was so impressed. The sermon stayed with me for a long time. Love you.

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