I wrote the piece below in December of 2016:
It’s been quite some time since I have posted on this blog, the reason is that husband and I have been, and still are, in limbo regarding the church we used to attend. We left that church a year ago because of emergent practices, specifically spiritual formation, that had entered into a bible camp that the church supported and when husband learned of these practices and brought it to the attention of the two elders at the church, he was shut down and shut out by the senior elder, and because of this, and because our financial donations were going in large part to the bible camp, he thought we had no choice but to leave.
In the last few months husband has heard from the other elder and has been having coffee with him and we hoped and have been praying that things could be worked out so that we can go back. Each Sunday we have our own remembrance of the Lord in breaking bread and drinking the cup, and in husband’s scripture reading and prayer, but we miss being in the fellowship of the church.
And yet I hope for another miracle.. that the senior elder will approach my husband so they can work things out so that we can go back to the church. Not that things will change at the bible camp, but that the elder will at least admit that things are not what they should be. Should that happen, we could designate our donations that they do not go to the bible camp.
And so I continue to wait and pray.. last week there was a memorial at the church for a lady who had passed away and when we arrived at the church the senior elder was standing at reception and the look he gave husband was impossible to describe.. definitely not friendly or welcoming, but rather it seemed a guilty but challenging look.. husband offered his hand and the elder shook it.. so I continue to hope for a miracle.
With God all things shall be possible.
Since I wrote this post things have changed. The elder that was asking my husband out for coffee has stopped doing that. Since the memorial when we thought that this would be a good opportunity for reconciliation, we have heard nothing from the senior elder. Because of these things, we are pretty much convinced that we will never return to that church but at the same time, I still believe that with God all things shall be possible. For that reason, we are still waiting..