This weekend is the ladies retreat at Arrowhead and Liz has been planning for some time to go and assist Marcia in any way that she can. It is so often brought to our attention that more often than not our plans are not God's plans. This week 'our' plans had been for me to drive Liz to Aulac, New Brunswick this evening where we would meet Marcia - Liz would travel the remainder of the way with her. Well the Lord saw the evening differently. Just after we passed by Sackville and turned onto the 102 the car began to sputter a little smoke from under the hood - it subsided. But several minutes later as we neared the Airport it began belching quite a lot of smoke - after some minutes on the phone with our personal mechanic (Lizs' brother Jonathan) we decided to return home... slowly and carefully. From that point on we didn't even see so much as a whisp of smoke. We returned home with no problems and I've been out to do errands with no problems again. So we're praying that perhaps it was something acute and benign.
This does however leave Liz here and not at the camp - so she's hopping on the bus in Falmouth, Nova Scotia in the morning and will be arriving at Young's Cove tomorrow evening after 7 - it's going to take over 8 hours to make a 4 hour journey. So please pray for Liz as she travels - that she'll have safety and patience.
Please pray also for the retreat - that the Lord will touch hearts and lives and refresh spirits.
Liz and I are continuing to learn what it means to truly rely 100% on the Lord to provide for our needs. As we go about raising support for our ministry work to begin, it is becoming more and more clear that we have to give everything over to God and rest in His perfect plans. The car He provided for us is His car and He will provide for whatever we need, the catch will be realizing that what we think we need and what God knows we need may be very different things.
A Pastoral Prayer
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