Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Vision for Toronto, T'cliffe & the Unreached

George and I were in Toronto April 20-22, and it was great to see so many of you there - especially at the "CRUX: Commission" rally on Saturday night.

1. I am excited about Toronto.
2. My #1 specific vision is for the unreached (ie, people who have never heard about Jesus - also known as 'the forgotten').

I want to join these two visions together and say that I believe Toronto is one of the most strategic places on earth in which and through which to reach the unreached. .. Reach people in Toronto. Then watch them reach their own people. And never stop being part of the action yourself.

If you live in Toronto, you have probably heard the "the world is on our doorstep" message many times. But have you been able to start *connecting* with this vision and these people yet?

I've got exciting news. Things are happening. People on the street *are* interested in talking about Jesus. Including many of your unsaved friends.

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It was exciting to be at "CRUX: Commission" for two reasons. I believe that it will prove to be (1) one of the most vision-filled nights Toronto has seen and (2) one of the biggest, most connected, most realistic things that has happened among Brethren circles in Toronto in particular for a long time.



"CRUX: Commission." Check out these pictures and videos, pray, and get fired up. Get vision. Get moving. Things are happening.



The people who will make it happen.



VIDEOS

31 secs. George Verwer: "Toronto is a mission field."



38 secs. George supports the new church plant: "So I just thank the Lord that you love these people and you're willing to go live among them. And we want to commit ourselves--and I've been praying for Toronto for about 48 years--we want to commit ourselves to really pray for this ministry - especially different people from different churches working together."



26 secs. "You are a sent one."



37 secs. "Your work is important with God. Your career is important with God. There are ways you can use that career perhaps more than you've understood at this time. It's not wrong to pursue a solid career. At the same time, we need to all be available. Maybe the Lord wants to change your direction."

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APRIL


MAY

30 Thu | TEB poss. staying over
31 Fri 10am online MI b. mtg

JUNE

12 Wed 12noon flight to Houston, TX
12-16 Wed-Sun time in Houston
15 Sat Prayer Journey - Houston
16 Sun flight to Arkansas
16-21 Sun-Fri downtime in Arkansas
21 Fri flight to Toronto
23 Sun eve flight to Manila
25 special event w/ ~J
25-30 Sun-Sun Lausanne Marketplace Forum - Manila

JULY
1 Mon Canada Day - likely lunch w/ J/BA+
2 Tue (1) 6:30pm dinner (Pstr Nono), (2) 7:30pm patch prayer mtg
4 Thu 8am - med. appt: stress echo
5 Fri-Sun church-plant camping trip - Balsom Lake
8 Mon (1) 8:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) 12:30pm detailing
27 Sat (1) 1pm wedding (NA+) - Etobicoke, (2) 5:30pm wedding (C/C) - Kleinburg, ON

AUGUST onwards
Aug 12-16: Kids Kapers camp
Sep 13: poss. 10am MI b. mtg
Oct 18 (or 25): poss. CCWM board mtg
(Oct 4-6: BAM conf - Silicon Valley, USA)
(Oct 22-25: poss. conf - Edmonton)
Nov 1-2: poss. Nepal prayer b'fast w/ TH
Nov 22: poss. 10am MI b. mtg
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Apr 20-22: poss. First Chair retreat
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