January 2008: First weeks in Mississauga, Canada
"The Sanctuary", a new church plant in the city of Mississauga, consists of about six families. One Sunday a month they meet in a school gymnasium, and on the others they meet in a home for worship together. Before we start we eat bagels and bread with coffee or juice and fellowship before meeting in the living room.
This is the room where we meet for worship. Chairs are lined up and we comfortably fit for an hour of singing, prayer, and Bible study. On Thursday nights we meet in another home for prayer and Bible study.
Kids have a blast during fellowship time! There are several children and teenagers who attend with their parents, but Josiah and Micah are the youngest. Josiah tries to keep up with the bigger kids, like when they started "bumping" down the staircase!
The first dinner guest to our apartment was our next door neighbor Queenie, from Hong Kong. Her English wasn't very good, so she and Kris talked back and forth in Chinese and English to communicate during our meal and afterwards. She loves playing with Micah! Kris shared some of the Gospel with her through his testimony, but she was not interested in learning more about a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We will continue to befriend her, though, and pray the Holy Spirit will work on her heart.
Micah is changing a lot again this month. He is now sitting up by himself and loves to play with toys. He rolls around so much we have to be careful he doesn't land on something that hurts! He is also teething, a not so pleasant milestone!