New Beginnings in Dallas Texas Area
As we were driving 5 vehicles to Texas (2 Trucks, 2 Vans, a car, and a trailer), I kept reminding myself that we were not in covered wagons being shot at or caught in a stampede of buffalo. Sure we had to sleep on the floor when we got to town, but we didn’t have to cut down our own trees to build a log cabin first. Going west is much easier these days.
We were helped by so many friendly people, including our new banker Ryan who laughed when he heard our story. He said, “The only thing bigger than the state of Texas is your ‘to-do-list.’ I’m sweating just thinking about what you do every day.”
I made sure that I wore my new cowgirl hat, vest and boots as we signed the contract to our new home… Just embracing our call as Texans!
For 3 days straight new friends brought us delicious meals. I got to spend time with my friend Rebecca Carroll from KCBI radio when she brought us dinner. We went to the park with her son Nick and daughter Kaitlyn. It was wonderful after a long day of unloading boxes to sit around the table and eat a wonderful meal.
Within a few days, we had met seven new families that live close to us. Zeke and Dre are enjoying meeting friends at the neighborhood park.
Each day we face simple challenges such as finding our “lost” things in boxes, getting the wifi set-up or enrolling our sons in school. It has been 28 years since Wayne and I made a cross-country move. We were just graduating from seminary and college then.
The hardest thing we had was saying goodbye to our adult children. Our oldest daughter Rachel, her husband Dustin, and our youngest daughter Sarah Faith had traveled down with us to help us move. We were tearful at the airport, but confident that God is calling us to reach out to our new friends and neighbors in the Dallas area.
October 19th Party in Franklin Tennessee…
If you live in the Nashville Tennessee area you are invited to a “Send-off Party.” Answering God’s call to plant a church in Texas, doesn’t have to mean that we lose touch with our friends in Tennessee. If you live in the Nashville area we would love to have you come to a LIVE Event with LIVE music. We would love to connect with you and share our vision.
When: Sunday October 19 – 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Cross Point Church, 415 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37069.
Other Dates to Remember…
October 3 is official launch date in bookstores of 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom… If you are living in the Dallas Area, you are invited to a LIVE Event on October 2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
October 29 in Pittsburg PA, Sue will appear on Cornerstone TV for “Real Life”.
Thank you for your Prayers…
God is sooooo good and He ALWAYS answers prayers. We invite you to be a part of our prayer team. We will begin to send out regular updates and prayer requests.
Remember, we love you… but GOD LOVES YOU MORE!
Wayne and Sue Detweiler have been married and in ministry for 30 years. They have raised 6 children in the Nashville area and have relocated to the Dallas Texas area. Sue’s first book 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom will be in bookstores on October 3, 2014.