Summer! Beautiful summer.
Still the fields are white and the workers are few. This carries a promise that if we go out into the fields we will surely see a harvest.
I am seeing this. Don and I have been meeting for about a year. Yesterday I asked him about the future. “What do you see yourself doing as you grow older?” I asked him. He talked about his jobs doing landscaping for seniors in the James Bay area. He also told me he has his name in for one of the housing facilities being made ready for the homeless. He was enthusiastic about ‘getting his own space’. This led to an opportunity to talk about the end of life and the beginning of eternity. I am encouraged as he gives me permission to put into his life because as he said it, “You are my friend and I trust you.”
Then there is Kevin, who has been living in his car for nearly two years. He started coming to Coaches Corner about six months ago and I don’t think he has missed one meeting. Last week he approached me at the Mustard Seed where he spends most of his time and said, “It is not yet public Doug, but I have been accepted to move into a group home.” Now I was excited because I know this home and the man who runs it and it is more like a discipling house. Kevin talked to me about looking for work and how glad he was looking forward to sleeping in a bed.
Howard is a relatively new member of Coaches Corner. He came from Quebec and has lived a difficult life. Most recently he had been working in a midway running one of the rides. He has been in Victoria three months now and sleeps in a Salvation Army shelter. He also has plans to get his own room and start work. God is so good. We just stand in the field and He begins the harvest. Kevin started out life as a legalistic Catholic, changed to a Jehovah’s Witness and as you may imagine has some theological sorting to do. He has “officially” received Christ and I see what is happening in his life as fruits of that new relationship.
Howard brings me great joy as I observe him receiving truth and healing from the Holy Spirit. Yesterday, he said, “Wow I learned a lot today”.
Thank you for standing with us. Prayer matters and prayer changes things and people.