After 30+ years living in Arizona, half of those spent in Phoenix, I have decided to explore the world!
My journey to this moment of decision and action has paralleled my church’s journey towards challenging people to discover and live a Christ-centered life, becoming a Christ-centered people living God’s love in the heart of our city. All my life I have wanted to explore the world but have been bound by fear and a sense of security in the familiar. As we began to challenge our church family, God began to challenge and transform me. Now I recognize that my security is in Christ no matter where I am. So I am free to explore God’s creation and meet His people around the world!
My confidence to step out in faith on this journey is supported by my confidence in God’s provision for Phoenix, the city I love! God is powerfully present here in Phoenix and He is doing a mighty work among His people. I see churches, organizations, and people living God’s love across our city! God’s calling of Jason Whalen to lead our church family in this vision to be a Christ-centered people living God’s love in the heart of our city only strengthens my confidence to follow God on this adventure. Jason loves Phoenix and he will lead NPHX to love our city more and more deeply.
I have decided to launch a new blog called Phx2Rio to document my journey. You are welcome to follow me there where I will share about my discoveries of God’s presence in other cities around the world.
I will conclude my service on staff at North Phoenix on July 31. I plan to move to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil shortly thereafter, the first stop among many I hope, in my global adventure.