Update on the Fowler Move

Hello everyone. Here is a long overdue update on our family. We have been busy looking at churches and working on selling our home for the past six months. Although I have spoken with a number of churches over the summer, so far the Lord has not opened the door to our next place of ministry.

I moved Rose and the boys down to Florida at the end of September, and then flew back to Massachusetts to continue pastoring and work on selling the house. God provided a buyer the day after I got home! So I have been busy packing the house and will drive down to Florida with all our stuff in just a couple of weeks. In the meantime I still do not have employment.

Here are a couple of ways you can be praying for us right now:

  • Housing in Florida: Rose is diligently looking for a home for us to rent in Florida. We need something at a reasonable rate with enough space to hold us, our pets, and our “stuff.” We are looking for a month-to-month lease (very difficult), a garage for storage, and a move-in date of November 19th. Please pray for the Lord’s provision.
  • Job: As I mentioned above, I have spoken with several churches but still do not have anything definite. I am also applying for teaching and tutoring positions in the Fort Lauderdale area. If I do not have employment by the time I get to Florida, I will fly back and continue pastoring at my present church probably until the end of the year. I am really missing my family and need to get back to them as soon as possible. Please pray for employment that will meet the needs of our family and also provide health insurance.

Thank you for your prayers for our family during this time of transition.

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7 Comments

  1. Bethany says:

    Glad to see you pop up in my inbox! We are praying for all of you during this time of change.

  2. Dana says:

    Thinking of you during this stressful time of packing, moving, being apart, job uncertainty, etc. I do hope the Lord opens up employment for you down here in Florida.

  3. Margaret says:

    Welcome back to the blog. We have missed it. Our prayers and love and support are especially with you and all your family. May God bless you and guide you at this time. We love you.

  4. dominik says:

    Good day.

    I’m just wondering why you are looking for your next place of ministry. Of course, Biblically speaking… your ministry should always be in The Church of God. That is where your ministry should always be. There is no other place where the apostles teaches the Christians. Please read:

    I Cor 1:1-2 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

    Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s:

    And for you to be properly guided… Go to this link. He will assigned you where to go… but still in the Church of God.

    Don’t go to a church by other name. Those are not of God. God is the owner of the church… Those false preachers… who authorize them to change the name of The Church of God in the Bible… Are they better than God?

    God bless… May you find the right path: Jer 6:16…

    Here’s your map:

    http://www.livestream.com/elisoriano

    Good luck…

  5. Ray Fowler says:

    Dominik – Thank you for your inquiry. We are just seeking where God would have us minister next.

    I don’t think the name of the church is that important, just what the church teaches and believes. When the Bible speaks of “the church of God” (as in 1 Corinthians in your comment above), it is not a title for the church, but rather a description of the church. For example, Paul also speaks of the church of the Laodiceans (Colossians 4:16), the church of the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1), the church of the living God (1 Timothy 3:15), and the church of the firstborn (Hebrews 12:23).

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and thank you for your prayers as we seek God’s will for our next steps.

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