Kate got a job! Thank you for all your prayers. Kate will be teaching middle school and high school students at Berryhill Public Schools. The school is located about 30 minutes away from our apartment and Kate is very excited about the opportunity.
We still own a house. The last of the “big 3” of our prayer needs is to sell our home. We have listed with a realtor and feel confident that God will send us a buyer, but we still need your prayers!
Our move date is official. We will be pulling out of the driveway the morning of July 30th to officially head to Tulsa. Please pray for safe travel as I drive a moving truck (scary) and Kate takes drives my car down.
I’m preaching July 29th. I get the opportunity to share at Moweaqua one final time. I would love for you to join us (or you can always listen to messages here later), but of course I need prayer that I share God’s truth.
Why We Are Excited About The Future
Five years ago I interned at The Crossing in Las Vegas. It was a crucial time for growing and learning about ministry. My experience changed the way I viewed the church.
August 1st we are moving to Tulsa to be a part of The Crossing in South Tulsa.
We don’t know where we will be five, ten or twenty years from now, but we know we want to be a part of The Crossing for a long time to come.
I am sure my position will change over time, our location may change, but we hope to be a part of what God is doing in these churches and what may come from them in the future.
We don’t know what the next big step of our lives will be, but we are excited to see how God will use us through The Crossing.
Kate’s Job Interviews. Kate has two job interviews at middle schools in Tulsa on July 9th. She will be spending the week in Tulsa and hopes to set up a few more interviews. Pray for safe travel as she drives down and that God will provide her with a great job.
CIY Move. July 9-14, I (Ryne) will be at CIY with our high school students. Pray for a safe time and a great final trip with our students.
Selling Our Home. We are looking at listing our home with a realtor. Pray that we make the right decision and that God sends us a buyer quickly.
Support Raising. We are continuing raising financial support until the day we leave for Tulsa. Pray this month that we will have individuals to meet with and that our team of financial supporters will continue to grow.
What I Learned This Week…
Your past matters. Your past shapes the expectations of your future.
Panera Rewards. This card seems like a great idea. Free pastries coming my way.
A change in scenery can be helpful. Leaving what you’re used to can help creativity grow.
No matter what you do, you’ll have critics. A clear example.
Preparing to move is hard. We have spent our summer doing a lot of things we don’t enjoy. But we keep on because we are excited about our next phase of life. The hard work now is worth it for what is next.
No big updates this week, just a reminder to continue praying for these areas…
Kate’s job hunt. We are continuing the process of finding a teaching position for Kate in the Tulsa area. Opportunities continuing to open up, but pray that God provides the right teaching environment for her.
To sell our home. The process has been slow up to this point, but we just need the one right person to come along. Pray that God sends us a buyer before the end of the summer.
Trip to Tulsa. We will be in Tulsa June 25-29 for some fall preparation with the church, to find a place to live and to take care of other necessities before moving. Pray for a safe, productive trip.
Support raising. We have been incredibly blessed through this process, but we still have a lot of work left. Pray for the individuals and churches that we come in contact with over the next month and a half.
The city of Tulsa began as an oil-boom town.
Tulsa Population: 391,906
Tulsa Metro Population: 937,478
In 2000 the population of Bixby (where the The Crossing is located) was 13,336, but in 2010 it was 20,844 and is one of the fastest growing communities in Oklahoma.
The average household income of Tulsa is $59,776.
Tulsa has 140 parks stretching over 6,000 acres.
Bixby is the “Garden Spot of Oklahoma” for its rich agrarian heritage.
Famous people such as Garth Brooks, Paul Harvey and SE Hinton are from Tulsa.