Yesterday our stake had a special fast for new members and/or good people who will accept the gospel to move into our ward. We have 15-20 houses for sale in our ward right now, so we have room for improvement! In fact, I can see two of the houses that are for sale from my window here. The ward is quite under-staffed, so it would be really nice to have some new people move in.
I wonder if they did this same thing two years ago. There were quite a few strong families who moved in around the time we did. Tim and I were discussing it and we agree that could be the reason we miraculously got this house. When we saw it, we KNEW this was to be our home. It wasn't at all where we had been wanting/trying to move, but when it's right, it's right. The price we paid for it was miraculous, too. Houses in the neighborhood are selling for nearly twice what we paid two years ago! Our reasonable house payment allows me to stay home to raise our girls. I feel very blessed to be able to do that. (Yes, even on days like today- escaped quail and all.)
If you know anyone looking for a good home and a new calling, please send them our way. We have great neighbors and a wonderful ward- some of the nicest people you could ever meet!