This month was a little slower for me ending the month with a banquet for QUEST - a program for young men ages 14 and older: http://www.alertacademy.com/quest/program/. 71 young men went through the program this summer.
So blessed by Bethany who served at ALERT for a season!
The kitchen girls, Dorcas and Rebecca put on a delicious brunch for all the girls at Forestview! It was such much fun!
L-R: Lauren Dahl, Zailynne Durant, Kiernan Holton, Rebecca Orr, Dorcas Martin, Evelyn Tuuk, Lydia Vanderford, and Siobhan Dhority
Some of the wonderful servers who helped me at the QUEST banquet!
Meanwhile at home in Calgary, Alberta they experienced a flood. Not being a province that gets floods this hit us really hard. My great aunt and uncle were rescued from their home in a Combine. The Saddle Dome where the infamous Calgary Stampede happens every year was flooded up to row 16 seats! Here are a few pictures from the flood.
Another huge highlight was the exciting news that my R1 Visa was approved!!!! This was such a blessing to hear after waiting 15 months!!! During the last month I would check my email 2-3 times a day to see if there was any word! :) With this new visa, I can now stay in the States till May 2016. While pondering this realization I started to focus on myself wonder if I was truly being a blessing here, and if I was prepared to stay for that long. That was quickly displaced with shame for even thinking that and instead seeing it as a wonderful opportunity to serve Christ here. Someone posted this picture from the movie, "Facing the Giants" the next day that really ministered to me! It's so true! It's not about me - it's all about Christ!!!! Grateful for this open door!