Such is a new season for the Simpson clan. After we left Asia, we had always planned on eventually moving to Seattle to be part of the Every Nation church there. However, after being here in North Carolina for almost 20 months, it has become apparent to us that the move out west will be alot more financially, emotionally and physically than we expected.
After much prayer and discussion with our leaders in NC and WA, we have made the very difficult decision to close the doors on a move to Seattle.
I have settled into a leadership role with IMIX (International Student Ministry Interest and Exchange) at UNC and Duke. The opportunity to reach the world from our doorstep here is amazing. And the harvest has been amazing with 30 international students being born again this past year!!
Also, I have been asked to lead the female campus ministers that are working with Every Nation on campus at UNC, Duke and NCSU. There are about 10 amazing young Godly campus ministers reaching hundreds of students locally, and it’s my honor to serve them and equip them for their calling.
But my greatest passion is giving in-depth counseling to leaders and students seeking wholeness and healing in Christ. The effects of broken family, sexual abuse, gender identity issues and more have had a devastating impact on this generation. But together, we are truly helping to “bind up the brokenhearted and proclaim freedom for the captives.” (Isaiah 61)
Finally, one of the main factors of our decision to remain was our children. We felt strongly from the Lord we should seriously consider them in our decision making. We are well aware how difficult it can be to uproot children from one place to another, especially at the age our children are now.
We do not fully understand the whole process with the initial plan, but I am reminded inProverbs 19:21 “Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand.” John and I are thankful to Father God for His guidance. And we know that God has great things for our family as we begin to root our lives here in NC.
I thank God for you often, for your faithfulness, and your belief in our family and our ministry. You play such a vital role in helping reach so many lives with the Gospel. And together we are sharing the joy of seeing so many transformed lives!
Thank you so much for your continual partnership!! I look forward to connecting with you soon.
For His Glory!
Cindy and John