After months of lockdowns, cancelled plans and uncertainty, summer hit with full force. Our summer to Canada postponed until next year, we put the disappointment behind us and instead looked up and asked “What now, what do You want from us this summer?” Here’s a glimpse of some of what it’s looked like thus far:
A friend needed encouragement and we were able to spend a few days with him. Exploring a new city, supporting and encouraging him, praying over new areas and seeing the fruit in his life were all abundant blessings. We’ve been privileged to walk with him over the past 2.5 years and see him go from a curious young man to one who has now completed a year of discipleship school and is sharing with anyone who will listen. We felt like proud parents as he told us stories of sharing in parks, giving out books, and living his life in surrender. It has been a beautiful transformation and we couldn’t be prouder!
We’ve been able to travel to new provinces that we have been covering in prayer from afar. To be able to put our feet on the ground, see people face to face, and prayer walk around cities, has allowed our hearts to be touched in a new way. We’ve prayed through unreached towns and villages, even stops at gas stations are included as opportunities to pray over new places. While we haven’t been able to socialize with people in the same way, we know that prayer is an important first step and look forward to more open times in the future when we can return to these same places and know that what we have started in prayer will not be in vain.
Our own city has seen miracles and open doors over the past few weeks as well. New contacts, people ready to receive, answers to prayer and miracles in our midst, we are now home again for the foreseeable future and are so excited for all the Lord is putting before us. There is an abundance of stories of God working in big and small ways; take heart that world circumstances do not limit our limitless God and He is still on the throne and still working in our midst.
“May God continue to bless you and keep you,
may His face shine upon you and be gracious to you,
may He turn His face toward you and give you peace.”