Hi all,

I haven't been able to update on here recently.  Between being busy and some technical difficulties has kept me from doing so. For the month of December, I'm hoping to do at least 2 video messages.  This has been a painstakingly long process as of late.  The website is always the first thing that goes when life gets busy for me.  I hope you will continue to pray for us as we go forward.  My family and I are looking forward to growing the ministry in the future. 

Recently I had the opportunity to hear Josh McDowell speak.  He came to Edmonton on the Truth Tour presented by Worldserve ministries.  As I liked the premise of Worldserve, I did not like however the overall presentation of the night.  Josh McDowell made some good points but the truth message was vague.  It seemed to just preface the tours upcoming visit here in April which incindenlty has Josh McDowell's son as the key speaker.  I found some of the statements made to be somewhat arrogant in his speech, but did not take away from the message at hand.  I probably will be in attendance in April just because of the issue at heart.  So I guess for the goal of the thursday night presentation was in some way reached. 

In recent weeks I have been in contact with some individuals* that 2 years ago wouldn't have been possible.  I thank God for the progressive friendships and acquaintances that have been made.  This is not just with me but also with those I fellowship with.  It is encouraging to see God's hand leading us and growing us.  Step by step, in the right direction is always encouraging.  Even though sometimes it feels like baby steps, but at least we are moving. 

I want to now ask for prayers for direction.  I have been praying for my family and I in regards to time well spent.  As I have been growing in leadership capacities in about 4 different areas, I need clarity on how far I take these roles.  There is what my heart wants to do, what my family needs and then what is required at the present time.  I hope that it doesn't include shutting down the website and the ministry but it just may be a solution.  In the short time of running the site, I have met people out of it who are truly brethren.  My career as a machinist has lead me to being a supervisor for now, and it has been stressful on my mind and spiritual relationships.  I thank God for every chance I get to be in Fellowship.  First and foremost my roles of a husband and father are the most important.  However my roles in the Church and my job seem to be at war with each other.  I struggle with the balance, and I'm in need of clarity on how far to take it. Also being in middle management puts me in a difficult position.  What is expected of me by upper management and who I am in Christ are diametrically opposed.  So far I have been able to serve in the way that is Godly, but there are rumblings of me losing my post.  It is also by Christ in me that by serving my co-workers, that has led to me being in this position in the first place.

I know, I have gotten a little personal here.  I don't wish to hide anything though.  I believe that if you are praying for me it is good to know what is at issue.  Too many times we are not honest in what is happening in our lives and what we could be doing to help each other.  Also if you have any prayer requests, don't hesitate to E-mail.  By prayer we can petition the most high; God the Father through Jesus Christ.  (Eph.6:18)  So let us make our requests known to each other as well.

Peace be to the brethren, and Love with Faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph.6:23) From the indwelling Holy Spirit from me to you; Jesus bless!

* I cannot mention the individual names until I have permission to do so: some of them are public and I do not wish for you to think that they endorse my site or that I am elevating myself by posting their names.