The truth is… we’ve never been good at sitting still.
The truth is… we’ve never stayed in one place for long.
Geez. It sounds like we have commitment issues, I know…
Nope. We are fully committed. We are All In. Our commitment is to each other, our marriage, our family, God’s leading for our lives and seeing His Kingdom come.
For 17 years, we’ve lived as North American Nomads, moving from place to place, across Oklahoma, Texas and New York City, and Ohio. Our whole lives, we’ve been serving God with a heart for His church and His mission. And now He is calling us into the great unknown… and we’ve never been more certain of anything in our lives.
For the past 10 years, we have been serving the Eastside Vineyard Church community as the lead Pastor and Worship Leader. We have walked through both joy and pain, challenges and freedom, and grown tremendously through it all. For the past few years, the Lord has been stirring a desire to GO. He has confirmed in the last few months, our calling from the current Pastoral role to transition into a Missionary role. As our season in Ohio is coming to a close… we are ready to embrace our next assignment.
This is what we do know ~ The Knowns:
God is telling us to >>>GO>>>.
We know God spoke, “You were made for this.”
We know we can not survive doing anything else.
We are selling our house and almost everything we own.
We are leaving a supportive church, full of amazing people, we have loved and served the past 10 years.
Our new “home base” will be the Northwest. And our mission field, the World.
We will be serving with Vineyard Churches in the Northwest region and going thru YWAM for Overseas Missions.
What will this next chapter look like? What will be doing for the next 20 years? Honestly, we are not completely sure. We do not fully know how it will map itself out… but God. We put our trust fully in Him. We desire to use the gifts He has given us for His glory wherever He calls us to go …
Serving the least, the last, the lost.
Going into all the World.
Preaching and Pastoring
Teaching and Training
Coaching and Counseling
Our calling is to Know God and make Him known.
We invite you to join us on this journey. The story rages on… In Him, The Babs Fam
Genesis 12: 1 “Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”
How to Join Us in the Great Unknown:
1. PRAY – Commit to being on our PRAYER TEAM and pray for our family regularly.
2. GIVE so we can GO>>>.
As a Global Missionary family we will be 100% supported by your donations. Please consider becoming part of our GO TEAM so we can GO throughout the world to MAKE HIM KNOWN. There are several ways for you to GIVE:
GO TEAM GIVING OPTIONS:
-GIVE to The Babcock Family Directly via check or cash or send it to them @ 440 Hillview St. Pickerington, OH. 43147 ( until departure in late August 2014 )
-GIVE through Eastside Vineyard Church with a Check in-person or mailed to:
The Babcock Family c/o Eastside Vineyard Church.
333 Jericho Rd. Pickerington, OH. 43147
Just write: Babcock Family Missions in the Memo line or with an attached note. *you will receive a tax-deduction through this option.
-GIVE online through eastsidevineyard.org/give/, and in the Designation field choose, Special Offering and then in the bottom box entitled: Notes, type: Babcock Family Missions. *you will receive a tax deduction through this option
2 thoughts on “The Unknowns”
oh my goodness! I’m thrilled for you but sad to know you’re leaving even though I hardly ever see you! this certainly seems to fit with how I see God working in your lives though! Way to go! Way to answer the call! I’m excited for you guys! Don’t forget my CD! XO