When I was in elementary school, my parents accepted the call to a church that was an hour and 30 minutes away from our home. Often young pastors face things like this as we enter the ministry, but what was unique about this situation was that his internship took place in a cross-cultural church plant. This was my spark towards church planting - the initial call that would shape the way that I responded when God made it clear to David and I that Church Planting was our future.
Our calling to church planting finally came while we were attending Kingswood University in Sussex, NB. There, we were connected to the Church Planter Profiles program, and with the people that would eventually connect us with the Church Planter Assessment Camp. However, our call came years before we would learn what city God was preparing us to come to for ministry.
Backing up a bit, we were both raised in the country life, so knowing now that our calling is to one of the most international and largest cities in the world... well, let's just say that it was a surprise. God has a unique way of preparing us for new ministries in new places, and He has cared for us in big ways as we grow towards our new home. What was once comfortable and familiar to us, now feels out of place. We who loved country life as kids, now find ourselves craving the city, the noise, the bustle, and the vibrancy of life that it holds. The smallest of things can be a big thing on the journey.
This is the start of our journey, and we are excited to share it with you, our family in Christ.