Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Guess what

We're moving back to Portland!

We are leaving Memphis just before Memorial Day and should be in the Rose City by the end of May. We're moving to NW Portland to be close to where the Agape church of Christ is meeting and to be close to where we want to plant a church in 18 months.

I'm through 3 years of my Master's degree and will finish from Portland while working with Ron Clark and the Agape church. That way the end of my degree will shape me for the next phase in our ministry: church planting in Portland.


We could use some help if you are up for it:
1. Praypraypraypray - God is in charge of safety and provision please talk to him about us.
2. Lift-n-move - On June 4/5 we will be unloading our stuff into our new diggs it sure would be nice to have some help (pizza bribes will be offered).
3. Networking - I'm working on transferring within Starbucks, but right now Andrea doesn't have a job. We've sent out some resumes, but don't have anything lined up yet. If you know of anything would you please let us know?
4. Support - If any of you blog-reader-type-people are being financially blessed right now would you consider supporting us? We're working with Kairos so any support should be sent to them with my name in the memo field. That way it will be tax deductible and all that good stuff.

17 comments:

Olivia said...

Yeah! An apartment! I wish I was going to be there to help you pack up, because we both know that I owe you and Andrea a big one!

You know that I'll be praying for you both.

Olivia said...

I figured out what the big one is! I owe you 40...

Jess said...

YEAH! I knew you guys were coming soon(I had heard awhile ago about you working with Agape...we are so excited for you to be joining in with NW church planting stuff!) and now there is a date! Tell Andrea that Arwen and I have been waiting for this very moment for atleast years. We can now be happy again.

Mark said...

Hey James,

I'll miss seeing you around HUGSR, but I'm sure you guys will do some great work over in Portland. Just be sure to keep us updated on your blog as you begin this adventure. We'll be praying for your efforts.

Mark <><

KMiV said...

Hey James and Andrea,
Still working on some things for you. I am going to let everyone know Sunday about helping you unload and still looking for a place for you all to stay.

Excited about you both coming. Already started a new intern this week.

We will be doing weekly studies in the Greek text!

Ron

Dwayne Hilty said...

James...glad to hear that you guys are returning to the garden. I'd love to offer you some great transer to my West Salem Starbucks, but well...I have no control over that (nor do you I imagine). Look forward to seeing you guys sometime in the near future after you move back.

Tammie's Thoughts said...

We'll miss you, but I've never been to visit Portland...it'll be a nice place to vacation sometimes, so maybe we'll have to come and visit you!

Justin & Erin said...

Remember how I came in late and you were done moving in last time I was going to help? I will try to do the opposite this time. I should be free those days, so let me know how I can help.

Priscilla said...

Sweet! Welcome home! That is so great that you guys are going to plant a church!

Meg said...

I'm so excited for you!!! And I'll also admit that I'm Wicked Green with jealousy. If we ever move to the NW it will be to Portland. Not that it will ever happen. But I can dream.


Yay Portland!! Yay evergreen yummy smelling trees!! Yay cool summers and moist winters!!!

Jason Campbell said...

You big dork, 'bout time you wised up and got yer cheeks back to the promised land...

(When are we getting coffee and discussing plans for world domination, er, I mean church planting?)

arwen said...

it's true. Jess cannot tell a lie. we are pretty excited that you are once again willing to share your lovely wife with us. Unforch, I'm going to be up here in Idaho for graduation. No pizza for me.

*gasp* what if we work together! we can be best Starbucks friends for life.

Big Mike Lewis said...

Okay dude. I want to help you...mostly because you said pizza.

....mmmmmm......pizza.......

Matt said...

Great to hear!

tabitha jane said...

i will totally help you move in! just ask arwen, i rock at helping.

i wish we were in a place where we could help$$ you . . . i seriously want to with all my heart . . . but i can offer you herbs from my balcony garden . . . ?

is andrea interested in working at the zoo?

Luke Coles said...

That is great. I'll be praying for the move and for the ways God will use you two.

Tammie's Thoughts said...

I found a Southern dictionary for you but I didn't make it to church today....I'll get it to you somehow!