So this summer, Reagan and I have been searching for a church home here in San Antonio. Before we started the search, I did not think it would be very difficult since we had a list of must-haves... boy was I wrong.
With having so many weddings that were out of town on weekends it has not left us with many weekends since we moved back to start finding a church.
Though, the couple weekends we have been in town we have gone to different churches and have not found the "one" yet for sure... there were pros and cons we both felt but more than anything we just were not content on this is where God needs us to be.
Before going to the churches we have been to, we thought the churches sounded great from their online profiles, and than we got there and it was definitely not what we expected.
The reason this is such a big deal for us is that we want to get plugged into a church so that we can volunteer, meet new people and build lasting relationships with others.
So, to say the least, I am getting a little discouraged because I feel like we are never going to meet awesome couple friends like we had back in Dallas (SHOUT OUT to our amazing community group in Mansfield... y'all will always hold a special place in our hearts and the incredible couples we met through our church!!!) Reagan continues to reassure me and tell me that it will all work out in God's timing... I completely agree with that, but I am also wanting some friends... so the best of both would be awesome!
Church searching is also really hard for us because we have always known where we would go to church since we were little. Both our families were plugged into churches when we were young, in high school our families ended up as members at the same church and that is how we met through the youth group (and then Reagan and I fell in love-- God definitely had his hand in this situation), and then when we both went off to college (I went to Fort Worth to TCU and Reagan went to Dallas to DBU) we both knew we would go to our friends new church in Mansfield and that is where we have been all through college and since we have been married (that is also where Reagan served as the youth pastor).
So we definitely know what it is like to be involved in churches we love, but we just have not found that yet.
So the reason for this post is... I would love for friends and family to pray for us that we find a church home because we are desperately wanting somewhere that we feel comfortable in worship, learn from the sermon, find a place to serve and connect with others. We both know that in God's timing He will open our eyes and hearts to the church we are supposed to be at and it will feel like a perfect fit-- so as we wait we will continue going to new churches, pray for God's guidance and wait for God to open our eyes and hearts to the "ONE." So, we would love all the prayers from everyone... because having too many people praying on your behalf is never a bad thing!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend... I am looking forward to relaxing with my hubby and family! :)
"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever."
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