Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Big news for our little family!

Last week, Dustin officially accepted a position on staff at our church, Buckhead Church, on their Community Groups team. The ministry of KLife and everyone involved will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we are excited for the new things God has in store for our family. Below is the letter Dustin sent out to everyone in the KLife community.

Dear KLIFE Families,

For eight years, KLIFE has been an extension of my life and I have told many that I could see myself doing this for eight more. I have said on a number of occasions from on stage, through emails or just a casual conversation at a Friday night football game that I have a deep belief in what God is doing through KLIFE and it is a privilege to be along for the ride. Just as God called me to KLIFE, He is now calling me to another ministry.

A few months ago, Buckhead Church contacted me regarding an open staff position on their Community Groups Team. Stephanie and I prayed about this potential conversation, and it was clear that the Lord wanted us to listen. This conversation led to another and then several more. Each step along the way came with new confirmation of the Lord’s leading in this direction.

I love my job with KLIFE. I love working with Addie and D who are like a sister and brother to me and two of the most dynamic people and leaders I have ever been around; I love the team of volunteer leaders I get to serve alongside, the KLIFE families, our Board who has been so incredibly supportive and open-handed along the way, my small group guys and the incredible students I am lucky to be around every week…the zeal they have for life is so contagious.

The community of people whom I have been blessed to serve alongside has become like family. Stephanie and I cannot adequately express our gratitude for the opportunities given to us to participate and lead in this ministry. I am a better man, husband and father because of this community.

The future of Atlanta KLIFE is bright, and I believe the best is yet to come. This community is blessed to have Addie and D involved in the lives of Atlanta students, pointing them to Jesus and being another voice of God’s truth. I look forward to coming alongside this ministry in new ways and am especially thrilled for the day that my sons walk into their first Super K in just a few years.

I ask for your prayers during the next couple of months as I serve KLIFE faithfully through the school year, as well as our mission trip to Haiti, and transition to a new season of life with Buckhead Church. I am excited for God’s continued plan for my family as well as His plan for Atlanta KLIFE!

Sent with love by the Oprea family,

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