Saturday, January 12, 2008

Jeremiah 29

Jan 18 update: Looks like I'll be arriving in Toronto on February 6. Looking forward to it! Thanks for praying.

Dear friends,

I am sad to report that things did not work out in my relationship with Lydia, but we find comfort in knowing that God has a plan--His best--for both of us (Jeremiah 29:11-13).

I believe that my time in Leeds, UK, was God-appointed. For one thing, it gave me an understanding of the importance of the church in the UK for the world. (The UK is still in the top five missionary-sending nations, and every year a God-honouring interdenominational conference called Spring Harvest is attended by over 20,000 believers in this great nation.)

Where now? I am happy to report that I feel the Lord has called me back to Canada - to a specific neighborhood in Toronto.

I have always felt a strong connection to the ministry and have been invited by the team to join this new work. I have never not been part of it to some extent, and I am excited about the prospect of 'moving in'. My role will include mobilizing Christians to get involved in the work (because we need it!) - through prayer, friendship, giving, and other ways. At the same time, I will be running my online book business full-time, having some involvement with George Verwer's Special Projects, and worshipping at Leaside Bible Chapel.

Please pray that I will (only) do what God wants me to do, that the Lord would help me strike the right balance, and that I will find the accommodation of God's choice in Toronto. I hope to be back in Canada in a week or two. Pray too for Lydia. I know that God is going to use her tremendously - especially as regards her passion for refugees, asylum seekers, and war-torn areas of the world.

Continuing in God's plan,

Nigel
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ar TORONTO, CANADA | 2019+

OCTOBER


NOVEMBER

15 Fri 10am CCWM board mtg
16 Sat SL w/ ~Co (visiting M/BB+,others)
17 Sun 3pm funeral (FM's gma)
18 Mon (1) 8:30am VT prayer, (2) 4:30pm video chat (Chez,JF)
19 Tue 2pm rec. mtg (SN,KBo)
20 Wed (1) 9:30am VT Bible study, (2) 10:30am mtg (MF), (3) 11am l'ship mtg (MF,VS,KBo,JSh)
22 Fri (1) 10am MI b. mtg, (2) 4pm chai (JSu,VS)
23 Sat (1) speaking at Live Called - Toronto, (2) 6pm supporter dinner for M/FF

DECEMBER and 2020+
Dec: likely: Germany; Australia; Indonesia
Feb 14-17: MI conf
Feb 17-21: VT retreat
Apr 16-19: Europe MI gathering
Apr 20-22: poss. First Chair retreat
Apr 29-30: speaking at VMC conf. - Guelph area
May 8: 10am CCWM board mtg
May - possible Nigeria