“You will make known to me the path of life;In your presence is fullness of joy;In your right hand there are pleasures forever”
We got married in the spring of 2009. We had imagined, talked about, & planned for what we might do in the future together. There were (and continue to be) different places, projects & visions in our heart for where we would be and what we would do. One of them was obviously spending time in Blackfalds, serving in the coffee shop and with missions training schools. Another was spending time in Rwanda, hoping to help see healing, wholeness, & discipleship among a people who have been torn apart by the war. (Which you will certainly hear more about through the blog!)
When we sat down to ask, “How can we express our common calling in the midst of all of these seemingly diverse things? How can we communicate our heart and intent to people simply?” The phrase we came up with is Bringing Life.
We want to serve the Lord through serving people and serving ministries. We want to encourage those who are serving to continue on, and to exhort those who are not, to use their gifts to their full extent. We want to love – people who love us back, and those who are not capable of loving us back. In our minds, part of loving people is helping in practical ways, whether that is through meeting physical needs, or helping them have the tools/skills they need to have a higher quality of life. We have been given much in the way of knowledge and education, and so we want to be responsible to teach what we know to others. In whatever ways possible, we want to help those around us to know the Lord in a greater way.
All of this is part of bringing life. We know that we are merely partnering with Christ in his ultimate work of bringing us eternal and abundant life. We live in amazement at what he has done, and we live with thankfulness that we are able to work with Him.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”