What a difference a week makes…24/11/14
Last week, MJ and I found ourselves in the cold, snow and ice of a pre-winter blast in Montreal. Today, finds us in our South African home, heading into summer, and enjoying the beauty of indigenous blooming flowers.
Last week, MJ and I celebrated an early Christmas with our children – turkey and all the trimmings, and yes, a few special gifts under the tree. Today, a small decorative Christmas tree graces our African home.
Last week, we spoke in Christ Victorious Church, our last Canadian itineration of 2014. Yesterday, MJ and I had the joy of being back in Cornerstone Assembly, our home church in Pretoria, SA.
Last week, MJ and I packed four bags and two carry ons and began a thirty hour journey back to Africa. Today, all of the bags are unpacked and everything is neatly placed in our cupboards.
Last week, we said farewell to our beautiful children at a MacDonald’s (yes, you read right, MacDonald’s) near the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport in Dorval. Two days later, we were greeted at the Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg by fellow global workers, Pierre and Marielle Paradis.
Last week was spent closing our Canadian office and making sure all of our files were in order. Today, I write this blog from our South African desk where our administrative work will be done for the next eight months.
It is the first time I have sat and contemplated with such detail the difference a week makes. But, the time has come to stop looking back, now, it is time to look forward with anticipation to what lies ahead.
Last week was the closing of another chapter on Canadian soil. This week is the beginning of a new chapter on the beloved soil of Africa where God has called us to encourage, equip and empower leaders for Kingdom purposes.
What a difference a week makes!
“Many are the plans of a man’s heart, but it is God’s purpose that prevails.”
Until next time!