Mandy and I find ourselves in limbo here in Seattle as we wait to be approved for the apartment that we want to be lived in. We came here to the city with one ambition, to find an apartment to move into in July, but now have little to do here since we have decided on a home.
So...we spent a great day today at church and at a Mariners baseball game. We attended church at a church called Quest this morning, a church I had found out about online. This is a fairly young church, but contains much diversity and a huge heart for social justice. The pastor is Korean, which helps lead to the great diversity. We are looking for a church where all generations are represented, but also one that has vibrant worship, a care for God's creation, and a heart for justice in this world. This church seems in inhabit these qualities quite well. They also run a coffee shop and concert venue in a warehouse next-door that they tout as being "non-religious", a place where people can come experience life and art without the religious baggage. I love the idea.
The baseball game was so much fun this afternoon. The Mariners rallied to take the lead in the 8th inning and went on to secure the victory. I love professional sports, and have been able to attend a professional sporting event of all three major sports in the past 6 months, so it has been a great year.
We meet with the landlord at the apartment building we want tomorrow morning at 9:30am, so you can pray for us that all goes well and we are approved. We will fly out of Seattle at 3:00pm, get into Omaha at 11:00pm, and arrive in Sioux Falls around 2am that next morning. Looks like another long day. Talk to you all soon.