Wow, a lot has happened since our last post. I apologize for the lack of updates, but we just got our home internet service up and going! We have now lived in Indy for a week. So far, so good. Our family seems to be adjusting well. We have made a lot of progress unpacking, but we still have boxes all over the house. (And probably will for awhile.) We really like our house. Our landlords are great Christian people, and have already become friends. We have also met several of our neighbors and people in the community. There is a very nice family directly across the street from us that have girls the age of ours, and so they have already spent a lot of time playing together.
Another huge blessing is that we have met (through mutual friends) an awesome Christian family in the area who is praying about being part of our core group. They are new to the area as well. For you Selmore folks, it is a family that used to attend State Street Baptist Church in New Albany, where we took a mission trip in 2007. It is a small world!
People seem interested when I share with them that I am a pastor, and that we moved here to start a church. The weird thing has been that there is nothing to invite them to. (How do you invite people to be part of something that doesn't exist?) So, we have decided to go ahead and try a Bible study in our home on Sunday evenings for awhile. The family I mentioned above is going to join us. This will at least give us some kind of "connect point" for people who are interested in what we're doing.
Please continue to pray for us as we adjust to our new surroundings, and build relationships in our community. Pray that God would bless our home Bible study and that, in time, some of our neighbors might begin attending. Pray that I (Josh) would take it slow and allow God to do things in His time.
I hope everyone has a happy 4th. Rachel is baking cookies to take to the neighbors today. Also, our daughters have planned a "parade" with the girls across the street. That should be interesting. :) Peace.