The New Neighbors

You’re 20-years old. One year closer to the legal drinking age and one year further from the memories of living with your parents. Finally, no curfew, no chores. Instead, just “COLLEGE…NO PARENTS!”

You and your friends rented the perfect house in the middle of a million other college students. You imagine the great parties on Friday nights and that supermodels are moving in next door. 2012-2013 is going to be a year to remember. And it will be. But not for the reasons you may suspect. Your new neighbors aren’t supermodels. They’re pastors.

In July, this scenario may become a reality for many on Sharlo Avenue, future residence of Blake and Lena Satterlee. That’s right. We have ditched the nice neighborhoods and historic districts and have signed a lease smack-dab in the middle of student housing. These words from our landlord sum up the area nicely, “It’s quiet right now, but just wait until Friday night. This place get’s crazy.”

Music to our ears. We love the opportunity to get into people’s worlds, learn their stories, tell them ours. Whether that’s in our living room or in their backyard at 2 am on Friday night. That’s what we hope makes 2012-2013 a year to remember for our neighbors. That their dread when hearing pastors moved in down the street would be replaced with the joy of knowing God loves them, wants to know them and wants them to know Him. So much so that He’d send two people on a house hunt all over Baton Rouge and have them end up smack-dab in the middle of their world.

And little do they know, we happen to be supermodels, too.



No Relocation Necessary

We are heading to Baton Rouge in just six weeks (eek!) to start a CHURCH! We will go from a city with 10 restaurants to a city with 100. We will go from being able to cross town in 15 minutes to being able to get lost in just 5 minutes. We will go from church attenders to church leaders. We will go from being Bears to being Tigers.

We are excited for what our new life will hold but we don’t want to go alone! So, between now and then, we will be pulling together a team of people to “go with us.” Don’t worry, no relocation necessary.

Our first stop was Blake’s hometown and we are still in awe of what an amazing time we had. We spent the week meeting with people, catching up and talking to them about what we’ll be doing in Baton Rouge. We left feeling beyond loved and encouraged and we are now counting the days until we get to come back to Louisiana for good. We are so thankful for the kindness and graciousness of our friends and family there. You are our dream team! If you’d like to see our presentation again, we finally learned how to insert it below.

If you live in Dallas, we’ll be headed your way next so don’t peek! If you’d like to meet with us, let us know on the “Join Our Team” page. We can’t wait to see you!

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