Have you ever had a time in your life where you made careful plans and thought out every detail and as you move forward with the plan, God turned you around and said “Nope. You’re doing something completely different”?
That seems to be the theme of our life.
We thought we would take the summer to visit friends.
We thought we were going to stay in DC for a while while Anthony looks for a job.
So it turns out, while we are on our way to arrange our housing in DC for July, Anthony gets an email from Oxford which basically revealed the necessity of finishing his last few months of the degree in person. Just like that, all our plans change.
We don’t know precisely where we will live or work or what happens next, but apparently we’re spending the next four months in England.
It’s been an interesting five months in DC, and Anthony will tell you more about it.
I (Anthony) will finish this crazy bootcampish pastoral internship in the next two days. I have read over 47 books and 8,474 pages on ecclesiology (the study of the church).
We are so grateful for our time here at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and we are going to miss all the friends we made since we have been here. This has been a great time of healing. Dr. Mark Dever and all the other pastors at CHBC, thank you for showing me what the role of a pastor really is and for being patient with me :)
|All the Miami guys w/the great Dr. Reju during the May Weekender Conference|
We love you all & will keep you posted in the future. Please pray for us to find housing in England and for us to get situated. Also please pray for me to find a job by October so that we won't be jobless and homeless. Thank you to all our family and friends who supported us in this move to D.C. and continue to support us in this next season.
Anthony & Lauren Spallone
P.S. - I am also attaching a really cool story about CHBC that was recently written in the First Things Journal called Puritans on the Potomac by Dr. Timothy George.
The resurgence of Calvinism indicates that America hasn’t changed so much as some might suppose. American Christianity has splintered in myriad directions since the Puritans settled New England. But the God they worshiped—attested in the Bible, sovereign in all things, and merciful toward sinners through the self-sacrificed Jesus Christ—still captivates believers today.