Within 18 hours of officially leaving my MOPS Sale position, I was handed the reins to coordinate the new MOPS group that was in the works for McLean Bible Church's Loudoun campus! Man, when God moves, He moves! Part of the topsy-turvy, bumpy ride I experienced this Spring was finding out that this new group was in the works and I was planning to be involved as a leader. However, due to a variety of circumstances, this week the two co-coordinators made the prayerful decision that they would be unable to continue with plans to launch this Fall. I knew the moment I heard that news on Thursday morning that God was calling me to pick up where they left off and move forward. And so onward we go! God will absolutely need to move in some amazing ways in order to put a team of leaders together quickly so that we can really start to put the pieces together for the Fall, but one of the things that God has blessed me with over the past few years is an incredible network of people that I know. It's kind of become a joke among my friends: "I met someone...and of course they know you". Only by the grace of God. However, as a result, it's not even 24 hours since I knew I was taking this on and there are already 4-5 ladies seriously praying about joining me on the leadership team. That is the hand of God, my friends.
MOPS is a tremendous ministry, and one that has truly changed my life. It is for ALL mothers with children from pregnancy until the last one is five. Because we are going to be a night group, we'll be ministering to a different demographic than I've been used to, but it one where there is a huge need. This will be the first night MOPS group in Loudoun County, so that is super exciting!
I am so excited to be standing here on the edge of a new ministry. I feel overwhelmed, and a bit unsure, but because it is SO clear that God placed me here, I know that He will guide me and provide everything I need. My two years with the Sale were great training for taking something like this on, and I know that too was God's provision for me.
So, please pray for me as I work to start this ministry. And for those of you who are local, please send ladies who are looking for a place to connect or serve in the evenings my way! :)