Archive for September, 2008

Update on Ronnie

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Well, I -Dave- write this because Ronnie no longer has internet access… but I thought it best to give a little update on the latest happenings. As of last Tuesday, Pastor Ronnie is no longer a Pastor. He stepped down from his ministry position for a variety of reasons. He and Kristi will remain at Calvary Chapel La Mirada as worshippers, but with no more ministry duties. He has been under a fair amount of stress for the last couple of years, and with health issues in the family really taking a toll, he has been suffering for a while. Pray for both he and Kristi as they adjust to the new situation. They are living in a nice house on the church property and will continue to do so for a few months. But by next year, they will need to have found a new place. As most of us know… moving is never fun. There are lots of difficult decisions to make and they will need strength. Pastor Bryan has also been gracious to pay his full salary for a period so he can transition back to non-clergy work. But nonetheless, Ronnie had been doing this for 7 years and it is always a scary thing to face the unknown. He has been looking for work and has a few possibilities already lined up. I’ll keep the blog updated as things happen. Pray he can find a job that will pay well and provide for the family. I believe Kristi is looking as well, so pray for both to find what they need. It’s been kind of mixed for me… but I honestly feel like the Lord is going to use all of this as a step TOWARDS Italy… not a step back. I have had a sense for a while now that he would have to be out of the ministry position in order to get to Italy. Kind of weird, I know ….  I had not predicted it coming like this, but…. nonetheless I feel it’s from the Lord. We’ll see how it plays out in the future. dave