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Murfreesboro, TN – It’s happening.
If you have been following my blogs (read this one to catch up) or my life in general, you know that my husband and I have been prayerfully considering moving to San Diego, California to join a church plant in the city.
In fact, before we began our dating relationship, I knew that marrying J.J. meant following him wherever the Lord might lead. And it was clear that San Diego was the direction. We have both participated in internships with the North American Mission Board in San Diego, CA.
During these internships, God gave us a deep love for the people in the city, and he put a burden on our hearts for those in the city who do not know Christ.
We have been living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for almost one year now. This year has been a year of growth, learning, and waiting. We have learned so much from our church and the community that God has placed around us. All the while though, we knew San Diego was probably on the horizon.
Around Christmas time this year, we began being more diligent in our prayers to God about moving to San Diego. We asked for wisdom. We asked for his will to be done. We asked for him to make the timing clear to us. We asked for him to show us what church plant to join. We asked him to provide jobs for us. We asked him to give us a place to live. I prayed nervous and anxious prayers. I prayed excited prayers. I prayed uneasy prayers.
God, do you really want this? Are you going to go with us? Are we following you? Is the timing right? I know that you are good and you don’t withhold good from me, but is this what you want? Maybe we could stay in Murfreesboro for another year?
We prayed often. We carved out time in our days specifically for asking God about San Diego. We read the Bible, and we prayed some more. And God answered. He made it exceedingly clear that he wanted us in San Diego sooner rather than later. And despite my floundering heart, he gave us peace.
So we began applying for jobs. We bought plane tickets to take a vision trip. We visited a church plant in the city. We looked at places to live. We had job interviews. And then we waited, with no luck on the jobs.
And we waited some more.
And 2 months later, I was offered a job that starts this July!
I cannot fit all of the incredible answers to prayer we have seen in this season; otherwise, you would be reading a novel instead of a blog post. It is sufficient to say that God has been faithful.
Instead of continuing to write a novel, I’m going to leave you with some lists.
3 False Reasons we are Moving to San Diego:
1 True Reason we are Moving to San Diego:
How you can join us in prayer:
Thank you for following along with us as we follow the Lord. I encourage you to follow the Lord, also. That could very well mean following him across your yard to your neighbor’s house or across the hall to your coworker’s cubicle. If not you, then who else will tell them the good news? There is great blessing in obedience.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Whitney (Robertson) Johns is a Clarksville native who now resides in Murfreesboro, TN with her husband, J.J. Johns. Whitney is a recent graduate from Tennessee Tech University, where was a student-athlete, competing for four successful years on the women’s golf team.
While at Tennessee Tech, Whitney became involved in a campus ministry called Campus Outreach, where she learned the reality of the gospel and she grew to love and follow The Lord.
Many of her writings involve real-life examples of how to practically apply truths of the bible to our everyday lives, something she and her husband are very passionate about sharing with others.
TopicsLa Mesa CA, Murfreesboro TN, North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, San Diego CA
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