Just over 24 hours ago, my family and I arrived back in the Bay Area. I’m gonna say one word…COLD! Thank you everyone for the warm aloha in Hawaii and for the welcome here in the Bay Area. We have truly felt the support of our friends and family, and cannot tell you enough how much this has meant to us.
If I can be real for just a moment. Our move from Hawaii back to California has been tough! We dropped everything to start a movement in Hawaii called Relentless Church, we came up short, and this fact has plagued me every night that I have gone to sleep for months now. Yes, we are excited about being back with our friends and family in California, but in the back of my heart there is the pain of leaving people, families, and a community with unfinished work. We love our community in West Oahu, we love the friends we made, this transition has not been easy.
So why did you move back to California?
We moved back to California, because it’s time to assess, recharge, and regroup. There is no one single incident that took place, no moral failure, and no crisis that forced us to leave. To put it simply, we tried and things didn’t work, we identified several leaks (manpower, financial resources to name a few) in the ship and decided it was best to return back to port vs. trying to fix in the open waters potentially damaging our team and family.
What does the future look like?
Immediately the future for our family is to recoup and recharge with family, friends and our church CWC Bay Area. I am currently looking for a job, then we will look for a place to live probably in the South Bay (warmer summers). We are not completely sure of everything that is ahead of us, but we know this, we want to get better. We want to get better as a family, stronger with God and dream bigger than we did before. We know that we are not done with Relentless Church, not done church planting. I want to put to use everything that I have learned and am still learning into building teams, initiating projects and making an impact in our local church and network. My greatest fear is normal, I do not want to return back to normal. I believe we are in between rounds right now and everything we dream, do and attempt will be the catalyst into what God will do next.
Why I am sharing this?
I’m sharing to answer questions that people have, but mostly because Tara, I and the kids need your prayers more than anything. We simply want, what God wants more than anything else. We are and will become better and one day we will taste the fruit of this season. Thank you so much family and friends both in the mainland and in Hawaii, for sticking by our sides, believing in us and supporting us, Love you all!