Dear <<First Name>>,
God has been stirring Gabi's and my hearts for some time.
For the entirety of our 10 months of engagement, we've been praying and asking our Father to bring us together into the future, not just in our upcoming marriage, but also in our ministry together at the national and local levels.
Over the course of Fall 2020, we began to feel God calling us to explore the idea of moving to a new home here in Poland and create something together. Not for Gabi to join my church and ministry in Bielsko-Biała, nor for me to join hers in Mikołów, but to put down roots together in a new church and new city.
We began to explore this idea and confirm the calling with our mentors, and with JV Poland leadership. This was not an easy decision, as I love the church and the students God placed me in for the past two years - yet I would rather be in the center of His will than sit still in a place I already know.
That brings us to today. After months of confirming the calling and setting up boundaries for our search with our leadership team, after communicating with my pastor, youth leader, and students, and after two months of gathering data and watching previously-streamed services, we're finally able to make in-person visits!
We're searching for a new home where Gabi and I can serve together in the youth ministry, support the church with our creative gifts, and begin to lay down foundations for our life, family, and ministry for years to come.
We are so excited to follow God to whatever this new home is! We will be saying goodbye to Bielsko-Biała this fall, returning to the United States for home assignment (I'll share more on that in the coming months!), and then moving to our new city upon our return at the beginning of 2022.
We welcome your prayer as we step into the next phase of this process and pursue God's call on our future together!