Wednesday, February 06, 2008


I have debated on writing this post or not. In the end, I have decided to write this so that you all can support Matt & I with your prayers.

There are big changes coming up in our near future. Matt and I have resigned from our job and our last day will be March 12th. We have given this job our all and know it was right for us to be here, yet it has taken a huge toll on our emotional health and physical health. It is just so challenging to work with teenage girls for 16 hours a day and go to bed knowing you have to wake up and do it all over again. We have learned and grown a lot during these past 8 months and are thankful for this experience. We spent a lot of time thinking and praying about this decision and truly feel a peace about leaving. Many of you are asking the question, so...what's next? At this point, we truly are unsure of the plans God has for our future. We love New Orleans with all of our hearts and truly desire to stay here, but we're not sure how that will be possible financially. Housing is very expensive here and with me being 5 months pregnant, I cannot look for another full-time job. We would have to live off of Matt's paycheck and maybe a little help from me. It just won't work here in New Orleans. We are considering moving back to South Carolina as it seems more feasible for us financially. All of this is up in the air right now...moving, job opportunities, insurance, housing, etc. While we are fearful of the future, we know that God has us in the palm of His hand and has the perfect plan for our lives. We are comforted by His promises.

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2)


erin said...

wow..that is a lot..but not to a God who made the universe:) and that same God made you and Matt and little Emma basically its in the bag...cant wait to see what that bag looks like though.

courtney said...

Wow Sarah and Matt, We'll be praying for you. I am so in awe of you guys for moving down there in the first place, those girls were lucky to have you in their lives, even for a short time. I pray that you will have wisdom in the next decisions. Can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!

Shelly said...

thanks mackey. my pastor has quoted it a couple times in a sermon or two of his and it floors me each time. to hear it read from the stage, to look around you at the thousands sitting and serving with you...gah it gives me chills. glad you enjoyed it.

and i'm definitely praying for you and matt in your decisions to be made! i can't wait to hear where God takes you next :)

The Beasleys said...

You guys are in my prayers. God will guide you to where you are supposed to be. Can't wait to see you soon!