I was searching for my last call. In the process I was talking to nine congregations in, or around Chicago, and one congregation in Gibson City. Above all else I wanted to live in Chicago with my family. But nothing was happening. That is, until one day I was sitting in my home in Chicago. I have to admit I was feeling quite sorry for myself. Suddenly I caught myself, looked upward and I was moved to say, "OK, I did say I would go where you send me." Instantly the telephone rang. It was Gibson City calling me for an interview. I ended up signing a contract with them.
On November 25th, I will be leaving Gibson City. During this period there were hard times for my family and myself. There were harder times for the church and for the Gibson City community. As I leave the church has begun to turn itself around. Its begun to look outward to the needs of the community. The first year there they established a community Garden with the produce going to the food pantry. This year they moved a Head Start program into their building. I leave there with the definite knowledge I was called there by God and, I believe, I have done the tasks for which I was called.
As I begin my search for another interim pastorate, I trust God will again give me the opportunity to follow wherever God calls me. Help me Lord, to hear when you call.
Brother Oscar Romero