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Grace, mercy and peace be to you in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thank you for your past, present and future support. Much has happened since Courtney and I left Colorado on May 16.

We spent most of the summer living with my parents in Wisconsin. In May, we unpacked (somewhat) and spent time with my family, especially our young nephew and goddaughter, who lived just down the road. In June, we visited Courtney’s grandparents near Lodi, California. We went wine tasting, visited San Francisco (touring Alcatraz and visiting Pier 39) and visited Calaveras Big Trees State Park (giant sequoias).

In mid-June, we attended the first of three summer weddings. In July, we attended two more weddings, we drove to Fort Wayne for Courtney’s job interviews, we spent time in Door County with Courtney’s relatives, we helped with VBS at my home church, we signed an apartment lease, Courtney accepted a job and we volunteered at Camp Luther for a week. We returned from Camp Luther on July 29, picked up a U-Haul on the 30th, packed the truck on the 31st and drove to our apartment in Fort Wayne on August 1. Two days later we drove to Knoxville for a four-day vacation with my family. After vacation, we enjoyed some much-needed rest in our very first “home”. We were blessed to be able to find an apartment very near campus with the amenities we wanted, and it is starting to look like a home now. We are so very thankful to be able to finally fully unpack and enjoy our own space.

Courtney began her new job as a social worker at Lutheran Hospital on August 15 and is still mostly training. I began working on campus in Public Safety on August 20. Last week we attended historic St. Paul’s Lutheran church, explored downtown Fort Wayne and attended a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game. I start classes on September 6, which I am greatly looking forward to, and I will be assigned a fieldwork congregation sometime in late September.

Courtney and I are incredibly excited to start our life here in Fort Wayne. God has brought us safe thus far, and we are only here because of his great mercy and countenance. We look forward to being His instruments in Fort Wayne and beyond, and seeing how His grace is at work in our lives in the next four years. I pray that this same grace and mercy of our Lord would be upon you all.

Please remember us in your prayers! Our new address here in Fort Wayne is:
5571 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Paul Mroczenski served as an intern at Saint John’s the summer of 2020. He is an incoming student at Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne.