Someone once said that if you want to make God laugh share your plans with Him. If this is true God has had a good chuckle with the Seeley’s. After returning to Madison from NYC our family planned on that being our last move. We live in the same home we purchased in 2001 and were happy to settle back into the community and reconnect with old friends. DuAnne verbalized more than once “we are never moving again.” Madison is a great city to get comfortable in. My plan was to serve the church through LEAD Ministries. A few ministry opportunities came my way that required a move but I did not feel a leading or peace about them. At the beginning of this year I began to feel a wrestling in my spirit. You know the kind I’m talking about. The kind that says God is about to do something in your life. My decision was not to share this with my family right away but to just wait and pray. A few weeks later DuAnne began to sense a wrestling in her spirit. She did not share this with me immediately but waited. In March we communicated with each other what God was doing separately in our hearts and agreed on the same message: God was about to move us. We began to pack and make plans though we did not know the location of our move. Within a few days we assumed the move would be to Birmingham. We were excited about this since we have family and friends there. We found a good renter for our home and our move out date was set for June. DuAnne began packing and looking for a house in Birmingham and found one that all of us liked. We submitted a contract. On the evening of May 4th I received a phone call from my District Superintendent and was asked to pray about pastoring a church in South Alabama. I was a little surprised to get this call and to be honest it caught me off guard. My first response was to say thanks but no thanks. A couple days after saying no I called back to say we would pray about it. The more I prayed the more I felt we should be open to this. Long story short, after two short visits and preaching a service for them the Board voted 100% to extend the call to serve as Sr. Pastor. I was voted in on June 6th. We leave Madison on June 30th.
We would appreciate your prayers for our family and those we seek to serve and reach with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.