We were in a small tea-room just outside from where we live a couple of days ago tasting our first Devon cream tea when we got chatting to a family sitting on the table next to us. We explained that we had just moved here and they told us a bit about the area and some of the places we should visit. They asked why we had moved so we spent a little bit of time sharing why we were here and how we were looking to start a church from scratch but with a view of trying things differently to 'traditional' church. We shared some of the thoughts of how that might look. They loved what we were saying and thought that we should start something in the local pub in the village that they live! They invited us for coffee and said they would introduce us to people and see what could happen. Now we are going to have to wait and see if this is something we feel God is calling us to do, but already we feel like God is guiding and leading us and affirming us being here.
We've met quite a few other people too since we've been here, all of which have invited us round. The house is also really really nice, as are the neighbours, all of which are helping us settle in nice and quickly. Sarah and Grace are really well and love being here, so all in all its been a great first week! God is good all the time and He has shown us His goodness and love continually throughout this time of change.
I'll keep blogging and let people know how things are going. Keep praying for us! We need it.