Wow, we are slacking on the blog! Life has been crazy here lately that we've simply not had that much time. The last few weeks of April I was in Real Estate Class. For two weeks, from 9-4 M-F, I was in class learning as much as I could about how to pass the state test. Once completing the test I've been working with a company that does mostly rentals. While I started off with much promise I'm sad to say that it wasn't that great of an experience. I felt like I was working seriously long hours and going pretty much everywhere and nothing to show from it. It was pretty frustrating and after a few weeks it was clear that this wasn't going to pay the bills. So, i've been searching for another position. It's been really discouraging on the job front. I'd say Kristi and I have sent out 200+ resumes with no response.
Cornerstone Church is going well. We're plugged in and serving like crazy. Its been neat to see how God is growing and using our church. We just finished one of the greatest weeks in our church. It was cool how it happened. One small group went out together on a Thursday night for fellowship, a few guys got together and played pool on Friday, Saturday our church helped serve in our park and then went to eat pizza later that night, church on Sunday, then another group of guys got together again on Tuesday for pool. It's been exciting to see our group get together outside of a Sunday gathering. Pretty neat stuff there!!! We'll be having quite a few mission teams rolling through this summer. We're going to be slammed, but I think it's going to be great for the life of our church. We hosted Clear Creek Baptist Bible College from Kentucky this past Saturday. We put up flyers in businesses along 3rd & 5th Avenue. Because of that work we had 3 new faces today in worship!
Also, Kristi and I passed a great milestone for our relationship. We celebrated our one year anniversary on May 21st! They say to survive in the city you have to get out of the city and that's exactly what we did. Since we now call the Northeast home we wanted to go somewhere outside of the city to the north. Some friends from church recommend Newport, RI. Honestly, at first thought…I wasn't too happy about Newport or Rhode Island for that matter but I'm so thankful we went. What a great place! It was absolutely beautiful. Newport is home to tons of mansions. There was one street that literally had 12+ mansions within walking distance. We toured two of them. We went to the Breakers and Rosecliffs. Newport made me think of a smaller swanky Charleston, SC. Its a great place for a relaxing trip. I could see us visiting there again.
A shot of lower Manhattan from Brooklyn.
Shore Road Park
Newport, RI...Anniversary Trip