Tuesday, July 7, 2009

California Love!

YES! It’s True!

The Parker’s are moving back to California!

This was not an easy decision for us to make. The past year, in Georgia, at North Point, as the Lighting & Scenic Director, has been incredibly rewarding. We've enjoyed many good times here as well as being apart of a really great ministry here in the ATL. The things we have learned in ministry at North Point we will take with us for the rest of our lives.

It feels like yesterday that we made the HUGE Parker Family announcement that we were leaving New Covenant and moving to Georgia. (That was only one year ago.) So I could work at an amazing church. Alongside an excellent production team.

However… Jillian and I have decided that living closer to our friends and family is far more important to our three boys and us right now. So, we have decided to head back to Fresno.

Let me just say that we LOVE North Point Community Church! I have really enjoyed working here. The staff is an awesome group of people. I will miss working with them VERY much. Plus the children's program is top-notch here and my kids loved it! I really wish we could pick up North Point, and the staff, and place it in California.

We both have met a lot of great people here in Georgia. Many good friendships were made here as well. And we pray that we can continue to stay connected with them. That’s the great part about Facebook, twitter, and blogs!

This past year has had its up and downs. (Way more ups than downs.) And we’re not going to stay it was a bad decision to move here. (Because it wasn’t.) We have learned a lot about ourselves and our marriage is stronger for it! Our family bond is stronger than oak now, too! What we have learned the most is that having our family and friends close to us is really important to our well-being.

We will continue to pray for North Point Community Church and its ministry in the Atlanta area and its impact worldwide. We pray that God will continue to bless this church!

Jill and I are very excited about what is in store next and we are looking forward to the next chapter of the Parker Family Story!

We would appreciate your prayers in this new adventure…



Luke Roetman said...

I'm going to miss you. :(

Julie said...

I am beyond thrilled to have my friends back! I am so excited for you guys. We have really missed you guys & things just haven't been the same since you left. The Magsig's are looking forward to picking up right where we left off! We love you guys!

Loren said...

welcome back. let peeps like me know when you need a hand getting things moved in. Also, let me know if you need a place to rent/buy. I am moving to Utah to plant a church. Sweet.

Anonymous said...

This is the best news ever! I am looking forward to seeing my grandsons on a regular basis. Oh yeah, you and Jill, too!

B Will said...

Hey Randy..

We will be praying for you in your adventure back to cali..

We moved from minneapolis to detroit 2 years ago, and i totally understand the need to be around friends and family!! It is great for the kids and you guys... :)

Let me know if you need anything!


Jim Drake said...

Again--so sorry that I missed this news. My mac has been out of commish and my reader bookmarks are on that.

I applaud you for taking the risk to go to NP and learn and grow. I also applaud you for making the tough decisions. Way to go Parker--praying for you guys.