Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Difficult Week

This week we officially announced to the staff, volunteer, students, and parents that we are leaving Hope. It was very bittersweet. It's so sad to think about moving on from our church home of the last 5 years, ministry and people that we have poured our hearts into. There were tears, shock, disappointment...but also tons of encouragement and excitement from people that we dearly love about what God is about to do. It was a strange in that I could really feel God closing the door on this chapter of our life and leading us into something new. Before this week things seemed so in the future. Now, it seems like the future is beginning to rush towards us at 100 mph. That's mostly super exciting, but also a tad scary :)
Please pray for a few things:
1. Pray for the student ministry as they are about to go through a ton of change from my leaving, satellite campuses, and new direction. Pray that the students would not be overwhelmed by the changes, but view it as an exciting time of God doing new things.
2. Pray for us as we continue to build our prayer team and start to meet with people who are interested in planting a church in Raleigh.

Thanks for your prayers, love, and encouragement!
Chris and Jen Hankins

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