Now, as I look back... I feel like Esther who was being prepared for something amazing. I'm sure she probably wondered at times "why me?", and all the while God had a plan for her.
Throughout the years God has been preparing me. He moved me to a different country. He chose a man for me who had this same desire. He moved me to a city where He knew I would have personal spiritual experiences. He gave my husband and I a child, so we would know about parenthood. He gave us a burden for the city of Guelph, and now called us to the ministry
It's amazing just makes me think of Esther 4:14, where she is told "...who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” I think to myself.. was I born for such a time as this? We all have a purpose in this world, and our job is to seek it and fulfill it.
Starting a church is no easy task. I have been along my father side as he's done this. I've seen all the ups and downs. My father started completely from scratch but we are blessed to have 4 lovely families who are willing to do anything to help. I know hard times will come.. but I know that God is by our side. AND we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
To be honest, we feel honored, and privileged to be called to minister and we are ready to start another chapter in our lives.
Here are some photos of the inauguration service on Saturday.
|Being presented as Pastors and getting prayed for.|
|My husband giving his inauguration-al sermon.|