It hardly seems that we’ve been in Canada for nearly a month. So much has been crammed into this short time that it feels like five months have passed instead of almost one. If I haven’t said so already, we left our home in North Carolina on Friday, August 10. After downsizing considerably, we packed our big moving truck and plodded along on an 814-mile trip at a whopping 55 miles per hour—the whole way. Yes, it took us a long time. We arrived at our new residence around 9 p.m. on Saturday. Yes, we were exhausted! Thankfully, we had the help of my father-in-law and mother-in-law, as well as the majority of the Johnston family and another man named James, in unloading our truck. My in-laws stayed for another week and helped us get established in our new home. I can’t thank them enough for their support and help.
I won’t lay out every single thing we did to get set up, but I will say that it took us a few weeks to get everything switched over. There were more learning curves than I expected, but soon enough, we both had new licenses, new tags and title for our car, new car insurance, new Wi-Fi, new cell phones with new numbers, a new bank account, and several new purchases for furnishing our new apartment. At times, we felt overwhelmed by all of the new things we had to learn, but God never left us without His grace. I now have a new appreciation for my missionary friends who leave the United States and head to other countries, because if we had some difficult moments adjusting to our new surroundings, I can’t imagine what missionaries going to third-world countries must go through. Nevertheless, we are so grateful to be here serving in the ministry with the Johnston family.
The first week we were here, we jumped into the soul winning ministries and met several new prospects I’d like y’all to pray for. Please pray for these Muslim folks we met out soul winning—Shaharam, Mory, and Atessa—who are from Iran. Pray that we would be able to build a relationship with them; we have given them Gospel tracts written in Farsi and either had very pleasant conversations with them or have been able to witness to them fully. There’s an overwhelming task here when you consider the untold multitudes that live right beside us now from every corner of the globe. Now more than ever, we need your prayers. Let’s reach the world together. Shall we?
Pressing toward the mark,