A few weeks ago, we had an exciting event happen in our lives. We started the neigbourhood Bible Talk that Darin and I had dreamed of for a while. When we moved to the North Sector two years ago, we prayed for God to move us into a neighbourhood where our neighbours would become disciples. Darin quickly became know as the “mayor of the neighbourhood” – being the first person to meet and greet every new move-in.
A few months after we moved into our home, Darin suggested that we have neighbourhood potlucks every other month. Amazingly, our neigbours wanted to have potlucks every month – one of them even suggested every week! After a year of monthly potlucks – a different neighbour hosted each time – Darin and I were even more eager to see how God was going to use our potlucks. A few months ago, during one of our dinners, one of our neighbours asked Darin if he would start a neighbourhood bible study. Darin declined!! Of course not – we were excited but we did not want to get our hopes up too much in case this was just being said for the moment. The next morning, she emailed Darin and said she was very serious and had been talking to other neighbours who wanted to join as well. We had our first neigbourhood bible study last month and will be having our second one next week.
I am reminded of the scripture in I Corinthians 3:6 – “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.” It is incredible when we do our part and watch God make it grow.
Random pictures of my kids – I had to include them!