Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 2014 Newsletter

OK, so here is the last newsletter before we actually move to Montréal. The time is flying and there is so much to do. Check out some of the amazing things God has done and pray with us during our transition.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Faith and Investment

An invitation to invest stategically in the Kingdom

Raising financial support for our mission in Montréal is challenging. But one of the most rewarding aspects is the opportunity we have to invite you to invest the resources God has given you in a very strategic initiative for the sake of his Kingdom. 

While our long term goal is to see Québec transformed by the gospel, we know that we ourselves and all those who invest with us will be stretched and grown in our faith for our good as well. Such investments pay attractive dividends along the way in addition to the ultimate return we look for in those who will respond to the gospel as a result of our labor.

Just as it was for Peter and Andrew (Matt. 4), when Christ calls us to follow him it is for the sake of joining him in his pursuit of people for his Kingdom. For our family this pursuit is taking us to Montréal. But in order for us to engage the mission God has put before us we need many partners. 

Will you trust God to provide for you in such a way that you can invest with us financially over the next several years so that together we can train a generation of church planters and leaders for Québec?

It is our great privilege to partner with you in this ministry of the gospel!

Investing as a way of life

Investing financially in advancing the gospel in Québec and around the world is only one aspect of good stewardship. God’s desire is for each of us to be investing all that he has given us, not just our money, for the benefit of his kingdom and for his glory. 

Here is a simple exercise you can use to start thinking more intentionally about your day to day stewardship of God’s resources:

1. Take out a piece of paper and make two columns. 

2. In the first column, list out all that God has given you. Think creatively and be specific. It may take more paper but you get the idea.

3. In the second column, list how you have used or plan to use each particular gift to produce fruit for God’s kingdom.

4. If you find that the second column is not what you’d like it to be, don’t worry. Simply ask God to forgive you and help you to become a wise investor. 

We can rejoice that we serve an amazingly gracious and generous God!