Dear Family & Friends…
Heather and I have some big news. Before you get any delusional ideas, we are NOT having a baby.
No, Heather and I have been feeling for a long time that a transition was in our near future. From day one since we entered into full-time ministry our prayer was that we would be willing to do whatever God was calling us to do, no matter how difficult it seemed to be and what it may cost. That we would die to self and be fully submissive to God’s leading in our lives. That is how we ended up in Sulphur Springs. And that is how we will be leaving Sulphur Springs.
Heather and I have decided to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to work in student ministry at an incredible church – NORTHChurch.
This has been a very difficult and bittersweet decision to make.
Bitter because we are leaving a community and church family that we love very much. A church family where we have dove head first. Where we have lived life with people. Where we have loved and been loved. There have been many tears shed making this decision. I assure you that it was not an easy decision to make.
Sweet because we are 100% confident that we are being obedient to God’s call on our lives. If you can learn anything from our situation, learn this: when God calls you to do something, you do it…period. We are excited (and incredibly nervous) about what God has in store for our family in the next chapter of our journey.
Yesterday, I made this news public as I got the opportunity to preach at Shannon Oaks Church. This was the hardest sermon I have ever had to preach. If you did not get a chance to listen to it, I encourage you to take a few minutes and listen. (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SERMON)
To SOC, we want to personally thank you for loving us, caring for us, spending time with us, trusting us, following us, and helping us feel like part of your family. It has been nothing short of an honor and a privilege serving you. I ask and I expect you to do the same for Ben and Lisa.
For five years SOC has been home and each and every one of you will be missed. We know that we will always be connected here and that part of our hearts will forever be linked to SOC. Thank you so much for everything. We love you very much.
Following His footsteps,
Brian & Heather Cromer