Sunday, May 17, 2009


So ... God tells us He has a plan for us (Jer. 29:11) which we all would agree to but we often find ourselves thinking it is for something in the future. Something big and important, a milestone moment that will define who we are and how we are remembered. However, I say His plan is for right now, for this day. Not the big monumental things, but what we think to be the little things, the mundane, or the unseen things.
As many of you know Cathy and I have recently made a move to North Carolina. We wanted to be here for many reasons but not the reason that God wanted us for. We thought more stable and upward career opportunities for me, a more affordable location for our family, more options for me to finish school, and of course the nice warm weather. All of these things are important and great however God is revealing His desire for us to be on mission in the most unlikely of places.
We have lived in 3 states since we were married 4 years ago and never knew where God wanted us to be on mission. Cathy and I have always felt a tug on our hearts for missions work. Whether it be support of others on the mission field through finances and prayer or us making the leap we were never sure. We met while traveling abroad and each have always had the spark in us for adventure. We have dreamt of a far off tropical place that is probably what comes to mind for all of you when you think missions. We will be doing God's work not in a jungle, or some foreign nation, but rather in our own zip code.
We are so excited that God has brought us here. And we need your help. Not financially but rather prayerfully. We have joined a church here that was recently planted in a small city just outside of Charlotte. It is called The Exodus Church and we feel called to be on mission here. I have never really done this sort of thing but I know that Jesus chooses the most unlikely of people to do His work and He supplies what we need (James 1:5). Not quiting the day job so no worries there. But as all of your 401K's likely have shrunk and people around you, or possibly even you have lost a job we are reminded that our hope is not in our treasures here and our selfish ambitions, but on eternal things.

We ask that you would seriously consider a commitment to praying for our family each day. If you will commit to pray for us please let us know. A minute, 5 minutes, whatever you can afford. We know we will need it. Specific prayer for now would be for:
- The city of Belmont, West Charlotte and East Gastonia.
- Our family
- Our minds (1 Peter 3:15)
- Our purpose (Matthew 28:19-20)


The Hoersch's


  1. sounds exciting! keep us posted through your blog and we'll pray for you!!

    your family picture on the beach makes us jealous. :)

  2. that's awesome to read and hear from guys.. we'll put you down for prayer.. keep us posted :-)

  3. I'm really glad and excited! I will definitely pray for you as often as God will bring you to mind. I'll forward this to Cassie. She'll love it. I really like the looks of Exodus Church. I want to visit there with you sometime.

  4. Wow! Thanks for writting! Our purpose in life is to happily be making others happy in our God!...and this is done wherever we go! So I will be praying for you as often as the Spirit brings you to mind. I hope to join you with Seth some time to be able to visit your church! I rejoice that God has provided you with a Church Family that you can both serve and be served in!