November 22, 2019
“…for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”
When I was in high school I wanted to marry someone who wanted to be a youth pastor. I greatly admired my youth pastor and his wife (and I don’t think I’m just biased because she was my sister), and I grew closer to the Lord due in large part because of them. I saw the importance of good influence during those life-changing teen years.
I met Doug (2010) my junior year of college and we were married in 2009. The Lord brought us to Front Range Baptist Church in 2010, just 9 months after we were married. Doug has been the youth pastor for almost 10 years now. I love to serve alongside him as his partner in life and ministry.
Joshua 3:5 says “…for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.” Two years ago our church celebrated its 40th Anniversary and our theme for the year was Wonders Among You taken from this verse. It’s been on my heart and mind since. We have seen God truly do wonders among us here at Front Range. Recently, we went through a time of hard transition when God moved our pastor away. But God is always and only good. We have seen God move in our church since He has brought our new pastor to lead our church. Youth ministry is full of ups and downs. It’s always discouraging seeing kids fall away from living the truths of the Bible, and it’s easy to focus on those that do. But what about the “wonders among us”? Often times I forget about those teens that surrender their lives to serve God and are doing just that! My husband is always very quick to remind me of those that have given their lives to God for His glory.
We see God’s wonders when we have teens surrender to full time ministry, or go to Bible college, or marry godly spouses, or just choose to do whatever God wants them to do with their lives. We have three children, Taylor (7), Jackson (2), and Lance (8m.). With changes of life phases come different ministry phases. Right now, my job is to raise my children, and we put that above my involvement in ministry. We love our kids to see and be a part of our ministry here at Front Range, but I’m not as involved as I was when we had no children. I am learning to balance being a wife, mom, and youth pastor’s wife to best impact eternity. We look forward to many more years serving God and seeing the wonders He does among us!
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