Saturday, September 1, 2012

In His Time...

I have shared our story with many people I have encountered, but I have never had the opportunity to share our testimony in front of a large group.  On August 5th I was given that chance and I spoke to our new church family at Alliance Community Fellowship.  I was given this opportunity to speak because I was not only asked by our Pastor to share our story but I was also being presented to the church as the new Children's Director.
 
Yes, blog friends!  You read that right :)  I am the new Children's Director for our church and I can't tell you how overjoyed, blessed, humbled and excited I feel.  I am no longer teaching and working soley for our church.  It wasn't a hard decision to step away from teaching because I had such a peace about where God was calling me.  Of course it was hard to leave old students and co-workers/friends, but I know without a doubt this is the perfect plan God has for myself and my family.  I have already been in this position for a month and though it has been a crazy whirlwind of a month, I am LOVING every minute.  I am helping children understand how much God loves them, and alongside their parents, helping lead them to Christ.  It is simply amazing.  I also have a very flexible schedule that is allowing me to work from home as well as the church.  When I am at church I bring Briley with me!!  This is a HUGE blessing for Daniel and I.  We have been praying for a long time that God's plan would allow me to have more time at home with Briley and of course He didn't ignore our prayer.  He answered it...He answered it BIG TIME.
 
To prepare for sharing my testimony to the church I wrote it out first and I want to share with you what I said.  I have never told you "our story" from start to finish and I'm excited to finally do that.  I hope it gives you a little more insight on who Daniel and I are and the path God has chosen for our family...He truly does make everthing beautiful in HIS time and I know He is only getting started on the beauty He has in store for our family....
 
Our Story
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Blessings,
 
Melissa

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Loved every word! Crying before 7am. You guys are awesome! :)

The Coleman Crew said...

SO proud of you. Love you!!

LauraJane said...

This is beautiful. Your story is a difficult one, but you are doing so well.

Congratulations on the new endeavour! :)

Heather said...

So proud of you, friend! Hugs to you!

Ashley said...

I.love.you. To God be the glory, great things He has(and is) done (doing)!