As long ago as during our engagement, Hannah and I began to feel drawn to urban ministry. At the time, Indianapolis was the only city we were very familiar with so we began looking for opportunities to minister there. It seemed that no matter where we looked or how much we tried to take things into our own hands, nothing seemed to work out. It was frustrating for us at times and we couldn’t really figure out why nothing was working like we thought it should.
Shortly after that we came across the opportunity at Mooseheart. Even though it was a bit of a different direction than we thought we were headed it seemed like it was the right thing for us to do. For the past year we have lived and worked with 10 high school girls from various backgrounds. Looking back on the last year, I see it as a year of learning. But all along our desire and passion to be involved in urban ministry has not left us.
A few weeks ago, we became aware of the ministry of World Impact. World Impact is an urban missions organization that has ministries in several urban areas across the United States. After looking into the organization a bit we visited their ministry center in St. Louis and met the staff there. After much consideration and prayer over the last few weeks, Hannah and I believe we are being called to serve as urban missionaries with World Impact. This has all come together pretty quickly and we will be making our move from the Chicago area to St. Louis at the end of May. We are very excited about how God is working in our lives and are anxious to be part of this great ministry. I am going to leave it at that for now, but we will keep you up to date with more information later. Please keep us in your prayers as we seek to follow His will for our lives.