No its not a rumor. It's true and something that my family and I are very very excited about. Effective February 5th I will be filling a new role as the Worship Pastor at Christ Church of Flagstaff. (For those who have no idea where that's at its 90 minutes north of where we are now in beautiful Northern Arizona!)
I wanted to say thank you to all the worship team, staff and congregation there who have already been flooding us with emails and messages encouraging us and helping us in this transition. We can tell already that we will have alot of great relationships and are excited about our new "family" there at C.C.O.F. ! We have been praying for an opportunity like this for a long time and are looking forward to serving there.
I also wanted to say thank you to those who have been supportive of us in our role at PCC through the difficult times and challenges. Its awesome to see how God works and answers prayers and its obvious that if you remain faithful to Him in all circumstances that He will be faithful and provide. (Two of my favorite verses that remind me daily of these two things are Psalm 77 and Psalm 40:1-3. Check them out!!) For all our other friends and family checking out this blog who arent familiar with CCOF check out their website in the works at www.ccof.net
We will keep you posted as things progress!!


Back in AZ
Well we are back home after a 14 day journey across the state of Michigan. It was awesome to visit my family in Buchanan, Kathys in Grand Rapids, my brother in Jackson and even our incredible visit with so many of our friends in south Detroit. Thank you Meadows family for having us over to your wonderful home and for the opportunity to have so many great friends over that we havent seen in two years!!! On top of that it was great to visit the old college group and friends there in Woodhaven. Great to see you guys!!! We were in Michigan for the whole two weeks and there was absolutely no snow... until... of course... the morning we left. It finally started. We boarded the plane in Detroit and it snowed like crazy. Just in time for us to leave. During our flights to and from on our vacation as we flew into Chicago, IL, South Bend, IN, Detroit, MI, St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, OK, and of course Phoenix there was nowhere with more scenic snow than the view over New Mexico as the mountains and terrain out the plane window. Ethan woke me up, "Dad look there's snow!" I looked out and there it was, snow all over and as far as you could see up into the Colorado area and even on the San Francisco peaks in Flagstaff out in the distance. We didnt get to ski or sled but it was pretty cool to see coming back. We had to come back to the southwest to get the snow. Who would have thought.


The Earnst Family Visits the
Gerald Ford Museum
Grand Rapids, MI

Top Row: Ethan and Corey Signing the Guestbook inside the Gerald Ford Museum

Second Row: Kathy Signing and the memorial wall

Third Row: Grandma Parker signing and Ethan putting out flowers

Fourth Row: Kathy being interviewed by Channel 13/ABC

Fifth Row: Kevin at Memorial, Kathys interview

Bottom: Corey and Kevin filmed while observing Memorial wall

While visiting family in the Grand Rapids area we had the opportunity to stop back by at one of our favorite museums and be a part of the Gerald Ford Memorial where he was burried today. After signing the guestbook in the lobby we went out to the curb and got picked to interviewed about our visit to the service and spent time observing the items left along the wall. ( a home recording of the interview will be on youtube soon).


Corey's Baptism in Buchanan, MI!!
Corey made the decision to become a Christian a couple months ago so on New Years Eve in front of my family, Kathy's family, friends from our old church in Detroit and my home church he gave his confession and was baptized. It was a little over twenty five years ago that my dad baptized me there so it was a great moment for all of us!!!