Monday, April 24, 2006

"You're our man!"

What a weekend it has been.

We went to Broomfield on Friday night and met with the pastor search team. The interview began with a question directed at... me. We talked for about 2 hours, answering their questions, sharing our testimonies and hearing about their church. At the end my dad asked, "So where do we go from here?" The leader of the team said, "Well, we have a big decision to make. We will give you a call."

We left encouraged and curious to see what would happen next.

Saturday morning came and went without a word. My family was in a constant state of prayer as we discussed why it was taking so long for them to call! Finally, the phone rang. It was Mr. Geist, the team leader. My dad answered, trying to be calm and cool. They small talked for a couple of minutes and then my dad's face became very serious.

Then he went gray. He stuck his thumb up in the air to us and grinned!

He told us, after he was finished, that Mr. Geist had said, "Tom, after praying and discussing the interview last night we believe you're our man."

I cannot begin to tell you the relief and healing that washed over our family. I am so excited for my dad and cannot wait to see what God has planned for us! We will go meet the church May 6th at a BBQ and dad will preach on May 7th when the church will do an official vote. Please keep us in your prayers...

... AND praise God with us as we rejoice!


Kathie said...

(((Zornes family))) I am praising God with you!!! He is so faithful. I appreciate your testimony during this trial. Jaclyn, from what you have written I have seen faithfulness exhibited in you and your family's lives. Thank you for the example.

Ann Marie said...

I'm soo thrilled to see how God is working in your lives with your obedience to His timing and plan! Thanks for being an encouragement. I hope your week is off to a good start! Love you and still praying with you!

Spanish Morning said...

It's hard for me to comment on your posts that I know about too! And now that we're chatting more like old times, I can see it getting harder...considering there was a blackhole of Jaclyn information for a while! :-P

Katie said...

I linked to your blog through your comment over at the Duchy...I read through a few of your posts, both this one and another in which "what you're healing from" was touched upon. I had to say that I'm glad for you with the gladness of a pastor's daughter. Your story is an echo of my own in many ways. I praise the Lord for bringing another ministry to your His perfect time. (Isn't the waiting haaaaard sometimes?!)
- Katie

Katie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I, too, look forward to hearing more from *you.*