Our second report is a big change up from our first three weeks on Vancouver Island. Not only was our team going on our first outreach together but we were traveling to a new location to work with a whole new ministry team on Vancouver Island. It’s ironic that we were focused on pioneering YWAM Nanaimo and yet we were joining with a ministry that was 5 hours away from Nanaimo. However, this was an outreach that we set in our calendar months before arriving. No matter where we were at with getting established, we were going to volunteer at this camp. But to have a breakthrough of getting a team home days before leaving, this marked our team with indescribable gratitude and faith. We were going into this camp with a capacity to fully focus on the campers and not worry about where we were going to be living for the two weeks that we would be volunteering. We didn’t understand fully what we were going to be a part of or what God had in store there, we were just wanting to go and serve where we could. Esperanza Ministries has a commitment to be a place of hope and refuge that reveals God as our Creator, to the remote communities in the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Tessa, Mateo, Sarah and I landed in Seattle and were greeted at the airport by Chase and his amazing mother Angela! They brought our car and relieved us of some of our luggage until we could find a house. We had to say goodbye for a week to Chase because he was house sitting for his family.
This update video is for our friends and family. It’s about our upcoming move to Vancouver Island on July 5th.
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Admittedly it has been quite some time since I have done a regular old blog post. Lately I have been thinking about our transition from YWAM Ships Kona, to pioneering a new YWAM ministry on Vancouver Island, Canada. I've had thoughts about almost everything: quantifying all the hours and outcomes I have put in here at Kona, ministry opportunities for Nanaimo, finances yet to be raised, how many weeks I want to sleep once we get there.... :)