"And a little child will lead them..." Isaiah 11:6

So much to be Thankful for!

"and a little child will lead them..." Isaiah 11:6

We celebrated a very special Thanksgiving Day by inviting some of our neighbours over for afternoon dessert. We enjoyed homemade apple crisp and ice-cream and then headed to the park to enjoy the beautiful Fall day. We played games together and harvested some produce from our community garden. Our fun was so contagious, that we returned home with more kids than we took to the park. The children commented how happy and excited they felt, and how much they enjoyed our time together.

As the weather has gotten colder and the days shorter, we have fallen into the rhythm of a new season. We joyfully received our shipment of teen Bibles from LifeLight, a ministry dedicated to sharing God's Word through innovative Bibles. The arrival of the Bibles and the precious visit we shared with the ministry's reps so inspired our kids that they asked if they could start a kids' Bible study of their own. When we asked them when they wanted to start they responded, "Today!" It made me think how we truly need to have the faith of a child to enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4.

Our kids collected all the kids' Bibles they have accumulated over the years and brought them out to the living room. They even put LifeLight wristbands on each Bible as a gift for their friends. At 4pm on the same day we received our Bible shipment, the children knocked on a few doors and boldly invited their friends to come over to study the Bible with them. Two children came with the permission of their parents, including a little girl who prayed for salvation in our backyard over Easter.

In our living room the children sat and took turns reading Matthew 2. A long awaited moment had arrived in our house, we were now beginning to make disciples! The children ate popcorn as they shared with one another what they liked best about what they read. Later they watched a short animated DVD on the life and ministry of Jesus and then they all played video games! We could never have planned a more natural afternoon, it was all the working of the Holy Spirit. Only a few short weeks ago, the children who regularly come to our house to play said they wished they could start some kind of club. Our son Caleb asked his friend how he liked the Bible study and his friend responded positively. Caleb then invited his friend to come over next Wednesday at 4pm to continue studying the Bible.

Ten teens have signed up for the weekly Bible study that Robb will be leading on Wednesday evenings. We are grateful for each of these lives and pray that God's Word will transform them all, and many more.  We are thankful that the very first Bible study lead by a member of our MoveIn team was started and lead by our 10 and 8 year olds. A little child will lead them indeed!

Please continue to pray for the work that God is doing in and through our family and team here in Oshawa. Please also continue to pray for our work on the staff team of MoveIn, as we mobilize teams of regular Christians to move in among the unreached, urban poor and make reproducing disciples.

Teams of regular Christians prayerfully moving in among the unreached urban poor globally and making reproducing disciples

Thankful for our supporters and prayer partners

Thank you to everyone who prays for us regularly and who have generously supported us. We are especially thankful for Canadian LifeLight Ministries and their commitment to helping us share God's Word. You all keep us going!

Apple Crisp and Ice-Cream

We shared a tasty Thanksgiving treat with several of the children from the neighbourhood.

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