Well, it is true, the end of August will be the end of my time at the Merkel Church of Christ. I don’t know how long it will be until I find a job, but I am looking. So far there are 6 churches on the roster, 3 of which are in Texas. When I say “roster” I mean that we are in the interview process. I am praying and I hope that you are too. Chelsey and I want a place where we can make an impact, both in the secular world and the Christian world. Because of the financial situation within the church I find myself being open to the secular realm for work. That is kind of a foreign concept because I had decided in earlier years to do youth ministry long term. Sometimes your world can get turned upside down. The question, I would think, is whom do you follow when the storm comes. Peter went through this in Matthew 14:22ff when Jesus comes to them walking on the water. “Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’” And the story goes, Peter walks for a little bit focused on Jesus and then becomes frightened. He forgets what his focus should be on and begins to sink. I know if I don’t focus on Christ I will sink (thus the title). Therefore, Chelsey and I will remain focused on Christ. Please pray for us as we search and for those who are searching. We love our Merkel Family so much and pray blessings upon you.

Dman