An Unexpected Sign…

These are strange days, we are in the midst of an upside-down world, a world being changed by CoVid-19…

About twenty years ago I found a field rock on our acreage, in the foothills of southern Alberta, and decided to paint the life scripture that God had given me a year or so before. It was to be the theme scripture for the Cursillo weekend I was leading in November of 2001. I placed the rock by our front door, painted with the words taken from 2 Corinthians 5:20 “we are ambassadors for Christ.” It was a great reminder as we went in and out.

The rock at our acreage in Millarville, AB


It sat there for years. When we moved into Okotoks, the rock came and was added to our flower garden.

The rock in our Okotoks flower garden

A few years later, and as we prepared for God’s next step for our life, heading to YWAM, the rock moved with us to our apartment where it stayed on our balcony.


Last November, because of some construction work the rock moved indoors and sat on our carpet for months.

Yesterday, we got the use of our deck back, after 5 months of construction, and so I moved the rock back on to the deck. Glenda called out to me, in an astonished voice,”Come! Come and see the indent that rock has left in the carpet!!”

The Unexpected Sign left by the rock

Is it a sign? It adds new meaning to Jesus being the rock. We may never know what our footprint on earth will look like, but after twenty years of being “an ambassador for Christ,” this round rock leaves the shape of a heart impressed in the carpet. It surely, represents the love of God that Christ’s ambassadors should leave on the world. I pray that our live’s footprint will be the same.

Be blessed and be a blessing!!!

2018 brings change

Over two years have rushed by since our last update, and these have been years of change…

I promised go be a more frequent poster but have failed miserably. Maybe this time!!

Maybe with a different focus, let’s see.
 

Back “At the Crossroads” Year 4 Pt2

Just a few hours left until we move into Part 2 of the Crossroads DTS. This year we are heading back to northern Vietnam. We will be in Ha Noi and Hai Phong with a big team, 23 men, women and children and the two of us.  The two halves of the team will be separated by a >2 hour bus ride.

We are winding up our time in Hawaii, the lecture phase finished on Friday. Last week the Thursday night community gathering the teams were commissioned and sent out, over sixty teams to many nations. Our Crossroads DTS has teams going to Vietnam and Malaysia this year, but other schools are off to Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceana, and the Americas. This year a record number of , more than 27,000, Bibles will be distributed in the campaign to End Bible Poverty Now.  Or watch Loren Cunningham share the vision in this video, (less than 1650 now)

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Dressed for the Love Feast

Last weekend we had our Crossroads Love Feast, a time of great celebration for students, staff and leaders, Many fancy hors d’oeuvres, a New York loin prepared Prime Rib style with stir fried vegetable, rice and potatoes followed by ice cream sundae were prepared by Chef Curtis and the school staff. After dinner entertainment was a talent show of singing, liturgical dance and skits provided by staff and students. It was a lot of fun.

IMG_3854.jpgOur last weekend has been full, we are now cleaned and packed, heading to bed early in preparation for the 4 am start and our flights to Hanoi. On Saturday we attended the wedding of Dan, a member of the first team we took to Vietnam, he married a lady he met through his time YWAM.

Our friends at Kona Christian Church blessed us this morning in many ways. It is wonderful to have such a loving and generous church family to do life with while we are here in Hawaii. Thank you.

The next post will come when we are in Vietnam

Until next time be blessed and be a blessing, A&G

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