QUEBEC - A CALLING TO RECLAIM HOPE
So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Philippians 3:15,16 (MSG)
Over the past few weeks we have experienced the joy of seeing months and months of planning come together. It was just a few weeks ago that we packed up a Uhaul and made the long trip to Montreal as we prepare to see God shape a new church community through our work and the commitment of many others. With the help of friends and family the move went as planned, but unfortunately a few difficult and unexpected surprises were around the corner.
Not even a week into our new house we had water damage due to a leak in our bathroom. We were shocked and disappointed. If that wasn't enough, two days later someone broke into my car. 'Wow', I thought, 'this can't be happening'. While nothing of value was stolen, the added stress felt like an emotional roller coaster ride.
Having said that, these challenges have also provided us with important times of reflection about what God has called us to do. Like Christians before us, we need to be encouraged to keep focused on the goal. We continue to learn that in moments like these God reminds us that He is with us through the unexpected challenges of life teaching us to listen to His leading and to stay on task.
As we prepare for some important upcoming visions conversations we also are excited to share the name of the new church. Many continue to ask about this and we are so close to finalizing the name and logo design for the new church. We look forward to sharing it with you soon, possibly later today.
Also, we believe God has answered our prayers in providing a great location that will be available for our use for the remainder of 2015. This will be a meeting place for us to gather, pray and learn together as the church takes shape. It's exciting things like this that keep us focused on what God has in store knowing that these are the building blocks for a new & healthy church to emerge in Quebéc.