“Remember the wonders he has performed, His miracles, and the rulings he has given,” – Psalm 105:5 (NLT)
Dear WIMO family,
It’s been six years since you first embraced me into your congregation. When I think back to my early days on Canadian soil, I could not have imagined the wealth of blessings God would eventually pour into my life through you.
Being in a foreign land away from my family, my friends, and everything I knew was not easy. Every day felt like a lesson in adaptation that I was failing, and I began to wonder if things would have been much easier if I had not left home.
But God had better plans.
In places of loneliness, He brought me a fellowship in the company of friends. In places on insecurity, He brought me confidence through the encouraging words of a sister. In places of doubt, He brought me clarity through the wise counsel of a mentor. In places of shortcoming, He brought me grace through the compassion of a leader. And in the hidden places of brokenness, He brought me assurance; I am not alone in my struggle.
I cannot be too sure if you know how much you have contributed to my growth but I just wanted to thank you.
I have been blessed a million times over by the Lord, and I am convinced that He has just begun. He brought me into more than just a congregation, He welcomed me into a family. And as we celebrate 18 years of being a family, let us not get tired of doing what is good.
Let us proclaim His name by remembering His faithfulness; giving thanks no matter the season of life we are in. Let us proclaim His name through our lives; revealing His nature in our speech, our thoughts, and our actions. Let us proclaim His name as a community; loving each other in the same way that we love ourselves as we are commanded. And finally, Let us proclaim, pray, and prepare for revival; gearing up for all the revelations and wonders ahead of us.
As I write this, I am humbled. The God of all creation, in all His majesty, has given us a gift. One we cannot take for granted. In the dedication of our building, God extends to us an opportunity to be everything that He designed a church to be. We are a far cry from perfect. But from personal experience and through Christ at work within us, we are able because He is able.
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-21 (ESV)