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snippets from the zellner family

There comes a time April 2, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — zellner @ 10:09 am

There comes a time when God calls you to do something that makes very little sense on paper, but it’s exactly what He wants you to do.  Part of you looks at the situation and thinks only in human terms, but the faith side of you sees clearly the call and has watched Him confirm it in prayer, His Word, and His church.  This is one of those times.

Eric has accepted a call to be the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Indianola, Mississippi.  Indianola is in the Delta, which means that we will be living in the northwest corner of the state.  Eric has had a desire to be a head pastor for a while, but we knew that we had much to learn before that stage of life. We have been loved so well and taught so well where we are right now that we are eager to share our lives with a church that is in need of revitalization.  We feel that our call is in three parts: one is to love the older congregation that is there, two is to attract and invest in younger families to build the church and three is to invest in the community of Indianola and the Delta.  The need is great and the work will be a challenge, but God has confirmed our call in so many beautiful ways for us.

I posted earlier about the book of Jonah and our missions conference. How timely of God to remind us that it begins with us believing we need a savior and truly depending upon Him that will cause us to be able to genuinely share that hope with those where we are called to go.  He is good and when He calls you to do something, it will be a blessing for you and for your family.  Scripture has been a comfort and encouragement to me as I choose to believe what is true about Him, about us, and about our future.  I ask that you pray for us to be able to sell our home here in Huntsville, to sell some of the furniture that we have here that will not fit in the new house, to end well here with all of the people that we love so very much, and to grow in our excitement and joy as we learn to love a new church family.

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Ephesians 3:20-21

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7 Responses to “There comes a time”

  1. orphanadvocate Says:

    We are very excited for you…though you will be sorely missed in Huntsville. It was always a special time for us to visit your church…and be loved by your family. Praying for this transition in BOTH locations.

  2. Sally Illman Says:

    Adventuring in God’s will is NEVER boring, nor predictable. We pray God’s blessings on your new adventure!

  3. thebluehutch Says:

    Oh my STARS!! The Delta? We are just thrilled for you guys and think the people f Indianola are very blessed indeed. Love you

  4. edieyeargin Says:

    In realities, the news was not a total surprise. I have always known that you and Eric were ready to take on your own congregation. As I look back, I am not totally surprised where God is calling you. Our prayers and hopes go with you. What a blessing for you and for the people that you will minister to. We will miss all of you, but want God’s best always. Just like as parents, we need to always want God’s best for our children. You guys will never know the impact you have had on many, many lives here by your selfless giving of yourselves. May God richly bless in your new adventure and challenge that He has for you. Give our love to the Jones family. Thank you for your work here in the lives of my family….Love and prayers as you go.

  5. edieyeargin Says:

    Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!!!!

  6. Stephanie Says:

    Wow, Susan! We are only 2 1/2 hours away in Memphis, so maybe we can make a day trip to see you guys. When are you going? I know it will be hard in many ways (moving always is!), but the Lord loves us wisely and graciously and always knows what it absolute best. Can’t wait to see how God works in your hearts and the hearts of people there. So excited for you guys!

  7. RBrown Says:

    What exciting news! We will be praying for all things transitional for you. And I love your first sentence–so well-said!


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