On the support-raising front we have had an amazing autumn. Our home church, Lakeshore Evangelical Church, undertook a support drive with a goal of $10,000. An incredible anonymous donor offered to match, dollar for dollar, the support received. We are floored and humbled that the goal was not only reached, but exceeded! The combined amount launches us much closer to our support-raising goal and covers our outgoing expenses.
This fall we also welcomed (with grateful hearts) more monthly supporters to the team. We are now only about 25 monthly/annual supporters (families, individuals, or churches) away from being able to head to the field! So close!
We are in Montreal for only a few more weeks before heading west. After spending Christmas with our families we will continue our support-raising journey in Manitoba for a few months. An incredibly generous and thoughtful family in La Salle, Manitoba, has offered us their house and car for our time in the area. We could not be more thrilled to have a place to call home and a place to host friends while in the area.
We are eager to speak with anyone who may have an interest in hearing our story and joining us on our journey. If you know of a church, family, or pastor in the Manitoba area that may be interested in hearing more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. And when we say the “Manitoba area”, we mean within about a 1,000 km of Winnipeg. We’ll travel if we need to!
Major prayer item: Visa application! We have embarked down the road of the visa application process to work out of the USA and are understanding that this is (yet another!) item we need God’s hand on. Please join us in petitioning to the Lord for all to occur in His timing.
Looking forward to catching up with all of our friends and family as we head back west, and sad to be preparing to leave Montreal all everyone here who have been so amazing to us. We’ll trust that God is walking ahead of us, and do our best to follow his lead.