The four day long American-Canadian coalition gospel blitz upon Ottawa is over. The American soldiers have gone home. The Canadian soldiers wish they could have stayed longer. But they know how much their families are happy to have them back.
The Lord was so kind.
In teaming up with Vernon and Sean over a 7 day period, the gospel was faithfully preached in the open air in various busy locations many times over.
All gospel tracts and most Bibles were stamped with contact information that would lead the receiver to assistance for local church searching and/or discipleship.
The fellowship that was shared over these few days, considering these intrepid gospel harbingers were strangers at first (aquainted only through the blogosphere), was prayerful, edifying, warm and very, very funny. These fellows have a wonderful sense of humor.
We enjoyed each others' company to the max. Such is the fruit of our common bond in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom we live and love to serve.
And pray a prayer of thanksgiving for men like Vernon and Sean, and their families, for sacrificing (financially and otherwise) a week of their "vacation time" to faithful service in the building of the Lord's Kingdom. It was an honor and privilege to serve alongside them. Not to mention a whole lot of fun.
They came as strangers, left as friends and are appreciated by us as dear brothers in Christ.
Yes, it's over.
But the countdown to a similar mission here in Ottawa next year has already begun as we believe the Lord is calling us to make this an annual event.
Only 358 more days left. We can't wait.
Glory to God!