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.... :)
Through all of my thoughts I find myself in a place full of hopeful expectation; full of excitement for all the possibilities that could come and things God has in store. I sit on google maps just looking and praying over the city and region. Imagining where we will live, Mateo's school, the church we will attend. I look at other non profits and christian ministries that already exist in the area, I scroll through photos on instagram and google image - trying to get a feel for this place and the community there. We have skyped people, emailed and texted, taking the first steps in building relationships.
Usually my day is a mix of abounding expectation sidelined with planning and fundraising anxiety.
We have had the privilege of having Island Breeze here at YWAM Ships, they have been leading worship each week for our campus. Last week on of the members stated that the act of worship was our greatest defense/weapon/tool.
I have been listening to Reckless Love by Cory Asbury. Soaking and dwelling in the lyrics:
There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me