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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18 Wed (1) poss. 9:30am VT Bible study, (2) 10:30am mtg (MF), (3) 11am Cdn l'ship mtg (MF,VS,SN), (4) 2pm ph call (Jay), (5) 3:20pm ph call (JKe), (6) 9pm wings w/ DSt+
19 Thu 6pm ph call (LP; also LP Skyping w/ Al)
20-22 Fri-Sun SL wknd w/ ML/J/A/B,Som/S,HSh,~J/C
24 Tue (1) 1pm mtg (SN), (2) 7:15pm patch prayer mtg (Tami+ visiting)
25 Wed 8:30am dept's mtg
27 Fri eve poss. time w/ J/B/S/EA
29 Sun 9:30am brunch w/ AK,J/JP
30 - Aug 3 Mon Mon-Fri Kids Kapers camp

AUGUST
3-5 Fri-Sun Mexico! - wedding + ministry
4 (Sat J/D wedding)
10-12 Fri-Sun ~J's family wknd
13 Mon 7:30pm oversight mtg (VS)
15-16 Wed-Thu poss. l'ship retreat
17-19 Fri-Sun church-plant camping trip - Killbear
21-22 Tue-Wed poss. l'ship retreat
23 Thu poss. time w/ DonM/S
24-25 Fri-Sat writing training wknd - Hamilton
28 Tue 10am CCWM board mtg

SEPTEMBER
1 Sat poss. Single Friends Day
2-3 Sun-Mon new-staff retreat - Faith Mission
3-7 Tue-Fri VT retreat - Faith Mission
21 Fri MI in-person board mtg

OCTOBER
1-7 Mon-Sun Dollar-a-Day

NOVEMBER
Poss. time in Afr., India, Aus.; poss. speaking at Pstr Y's church
17 Khev's conf
23 Fri MI online board mtg
29 ~J's dad's b'day (poss. party on 30th)

DECEMBER
29: KH/S wedding)

2019 on
Feb 15-18: MIer conference
Feb 16: Sat - 10-yr anniv
Feb 18-22: VT retreat
Feb 22-30: time off
Apr 1-3: poss. First Chair retreat
May 10, 10am: CCWM board mtg
Jun 25-29: poss. marketplace conf. - Manila
Dec: likely Indonesia, Australia