The Marbury family has a few life updates, and a number of you have asked for some details. I figured instead of answering the same questions over and over, I could direct you to a central place to find out. So, I put together a list of “frequently asked questions” about the Marbury life update. These might not satisfy all of your curiosity, but at least you will be a little more informed about what the Lord is doing in our lives.
FAQ #1: Where are you guys gonna be living?
We moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We were initially expecting to be living in Durham, which is in the same area as Chapel Hill, but this is where we ended up. FYI Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are commonly called the Triangle because they are so close to each other. Durham is within a five minute drive from where we live.
FAQ #2: Is it safe to move to North Carolina right now??
Yes, North Carolina recently suffered from Hurricane Florence, but we are living in an area that was not impacted much by it. Praise the Lord! Continue to pray for those who have been affected severely. The road to recovery will be long and difficult.
FAQ #3: Why did you move to North Carolina?
I recently started a job as Executive Director of a pregnancy care center. Click here to learn more about it. The center supports families dealing with unplanned pregnancies in the Durham/Chapel Hill area. I am honored to be able to serve in this ministry!
We also wanted to move to this area particularly because my wife, Katrina, wants to go back to school to pursue a degree in Physician Assistance (P.A.), and this area has several P.A. programs. Plus, the Triangle is a prominent medical community, so we are excited for Katrina to be connected to this area.
FAQ #4: Why aren’t you a pastor yet?
It’s kind of hilarious how often I get this question. For the record, I have never been a pastor, but I have been in ministry since 2005 in various forms. Lord willing, I might be a pastor one day, but I am still in a season of learning and exploring opportunities! The Lord has been gracious in allowing me to minister in various places such as counseling, academics, non-profits, etc. We will see where I end up, but I am learning that pastoral ministry is a calling even beyond an explicit position. I think the best pastors are the ones that do not need a title to do the work. In the meantime, I am truly grateful for the opportunity the Lord has given me in this season.
FAQ #5: Do you have some family nearby?
That is the big drawback of living here. Most of our family lives several hours away (like 10 hours at least). We love our family and look forward to the holidays to see them again, but we will have to be a little more creative in the meantime (i.e. Facetime, Facebook-stalking, etc). But, we have spent most of our married life several hours from family, so we have grown used to it. Maybe, the Lord will bring us closer to them one day.
Please pray for our family as we transition into this new season of life. We are excited and encouraged, and we want to be faithful to the Lord. Thanks!