Being in a lifegroup extends beyond the confines of bible studies…
Our lifegroup was with us when we first saw the place we would be relocating in Niagara Falls. We all got excited. What started as a curiosity turned into a wish and then into a reality. There were times they went with us to trade shows and exhibits as part of our research to know how houses were constructed and what materials and technology were available in the market. They joined us in prayer before and after the ground breaking and completion.
They came for periodic visits, surveys, checks and consultations during construction. They even performed tasks while on a scaffolding amidst the danger; and at one point they came at around 10 pm for house finishes and left gladly at 3 am. Days before the move, the whole group helped us assemble our light fixtures. Come moving day, they made sure that they were all present. They traveled early; wrapped and unwrapped items, loaded and unloaded them. They cleaned spic-and- span our old apartment and performed the same at the new place. We dined together, slept together, cherished moments that happened; and hoped for better things to come. Come house dedication day, they cooked sumptuous meals from breakfast to dinner and on to next day. They served and entertained our guests. They gave much-appreciated gifts. They ensured to leave the house even cleaner and more orderly than move-in day. They’ve made a series of visits on Christmas time, New Year, birthdays and long weekends. Each visit brings fellowship with fonder memories that reminds us we are not alone in this new environment. And on our many trips back to Toronto, they provide us home away from home.
Truly our brothers and sisters in our lifegroup share our dreams, help attain them despite the challenges and celebrate with our accomplishment. Praise the Lord!
— Randy Peña