Just over a year ago the Lord lead me out of a wonderful job that I had held for over 13 years. Because the job was so wonderful it was hard to make the transition but since making the change it has been even more wonderful. When moving with the Lord blessings are sure to follow. My new employer, Viterra, at the time that I started with them had just acquired a business in Australia. With this knowledge I had started praying for an opportunity to spend some time in Australia with my new company and this fall just before heading off to Ogbomosho, Nigeria with Christ for All Nations I had a confirmation that there was a job for me for three months in Adelaide, South Australia.
What I love about God is that he gives us hints to what is to come and He does that through different ways. Earlier this year in the Spring I was driving from Taber, my home city, to Lethbridge just west of Taber by about 80 km (50 miles) when I saw in the sky a plane that was made from a formation of clouds. It was a very big plane, one that was used for international flights and I sensed that I was receiving something from our Lord. I found it interesting because I travel by plane from time to time for work however I knew this was not work related because the planes I fly with for work are small. At the time I was praying about a trip to India that I was planning so I thought it might be a reference to those plans and I kept this picture in my heart.
Well it has been three weeks since my daughter-in-law Amanda and I arrived back in Canada and we came home to snow and cold. My home country is so beautiful so the conditions did not throw me and the drive home gave me time to enjoy the beauty and to savor the short time in Nigeria with wonderfully warm weather. It has been anywhere from 0 C (32 F) to -40 C (-40 F) since we’ve been home so winter is settling in.
Getting ready to depart on their plane to Nigeria.
I am not a big Facebooker but it sure is a great tool at times and so it was that I happened to be on Facebook when I saw an “advertisement” for a contest. It was about the middle of September 2010 and as I was reading the advert I got very excited. Reinhard Bonnke!!! He would be someone that I would most definitely want to hang out with! Without hesitation I entered the contest on line and a about a week later an acknowledgement came in the mail. I replied as they requested and then received a confirmation as a registered contestant. This was great to me! I prayed that the Lord would let me go and be apart of this wonderful crusade and this mighty man of God.