Ever since I moved to Canada, WIMO has grown to be an extended family of mine. From my childhood to the present I have also witnessed the church’s growth and God’s plan leading up to this moment.
Growing up, I have witnessed how God moved in our church. From renting out Community Centres, the Wychwood Davenport Presbyterian Church to leasing our own Church Centre in North York. Then expanding our Sunday Worship Services to the Durham and Peel Regions by renting School Gyms and Auditoriums and most recently, the Living Arts Centre. Owning our own building sounded almost impossible. Because of God’s perfect plan and timing, not only do we have our own home now, but we also have a growing family whose bond goes beyond the four walls of the Church.
As one of the Youth Leaders, I have seen how God has moved tremendously in the lives of the church’s next generation. Those who were once shy kids are now young people who are willing to step out in faith and pray for each other and their friends. This goes to show how God is preparing us to be the future leaders of WIMO.
The idea of a new building always excited me. I remember the many times my Dad would pray out loud for the Church to have our own building whenever we drove by Churches across the city. Now it is an answered prayer, a dream come true for all of us. During the renovations I imagined more and more amazing events taking place here, but most importantly a place where our church family can grow not just in number, but also in our faith in Jesus.
I praise God for this wonderful blessing, and for the amazing opportunity, we have to reach more people for the Lord. Thank you to everyone who gave their hearts, prayers, sacrifices and resources to make our dream a reality!