The Masengale's Have News!

NO, I am NOT pregnant! :)

Our family is actually moving to OKC to be Campus Pastors of the main campus in OKC (or Warr Acres) of Victory Church!  This decision has come after MUCH prayer, fasting (and tears).

Back in January of this year Mel & I did a 21 day fast to pray for our family, church, etc.  During that time Mel came to me and told me that the Lord had spoke to him very clearly that He was calling him to more of a lead pastor role.  I'd like to say that I received that news well, but I'll be honest...I was a little stubborn and initially resisted that news.  We had really settled into life here & I had gotten very comfortable in my role here in Enid. The people here have become some of our dearest friends and more  The most difficult part of ministry for me is getting attached to people & then having to leave.  I also REALLY hate moving!!

We had our women's conference, Illuminate, shortly after the fast and God used Lisa Bevere and several others to speak into my life. As months went on various people who had no clue what the Lord had spoken to us prophesied over us or shared dreams that God had given them for us.  They were all about a soon coming transition for us....just confirmations of what the Lord had spoken to Mel. The more I sought God, the more I had a peace that He was indeed transitioning us elsewhere.

Years ago I prayed that the Lord would be in the drivers seat of our lives, our family, our marriage and our ministry.  I prayed that He would take us on a Wild Ride.  Well, He has answered that prayer and has led us on many adventures.  We've done our best to submit to His will & authority in our lives.  After all, He is the one who has called us.  Believe me, it's not always been easy & we have had many occasions where we weren't obedient, but out of those seasons we've learned that He knows what is best for us, our girls, the people we are leaving, as well as the people we are going to.  I believe that the last 12 years and the twists and turns that have come with it have prepared us for this very moment.

Leaving our church family here in Enid is one of the hardest things we've ever had to do.  This morning our Pastor made the announcement to the congregation and I thought I could be strong, but I immediately had tears flood my eyes.  The past 2 1/2 years have been amazing.  The people here have loved on us, embraced us and more importantly they've loved our girls.  If any of you are reading this, we want you to know that we love all of you SO much and you will forever be in our hearts and prayers. I've loved every moment of leading the women of PINK. We thank you for the opportunity to serve you & allowing us to be a part of your lives.  I have so many more thoughts I want to say to those of you from EFA, but it will come in a later post.  This definitely isn't goodbye...just see you later. :)

Our last service at EFA is Sunday, October 9th.  Mel will start at Victory on Monday, October 10th.  But, we won't move till the end of October due to having to pay a full months rent here.  Keep us in your prayers as we look for a house to lease.  And, if you'd like to pray specifics...we would prefer a home that would be in the Mustang Valley Elementary area so that our girls can go to the school that Mel's sister teaches in. Most of all, we want to be where the Lord wants us (we just hope it's there in that area :))  Pray for me as you know, I REALLY HATE packing!!

We are so so sad to leave EFA, but so excited to meet our new church family of Victory OKC.  We are looking forward to serving the vision of Pastors Mark & Jennifer Crow and serving alongside of our friends, Adam & Kristy Starling.  I'm also really looking forward to serving the vision of Barb Swanson & Victory Women.  In a post later this week I'll share how this position came available to us, as it is most definitely a God story.  It's a story of His faithfulness & how He proves to us that we are on His mind.

Until then...

All my love,


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