As some of your read in my post below on Where are We Going Now?. I spoke about how one of our options was to go back home to Toronto and plant our selves in my cousins church…well here is the whole other story…

Ian and Sarah are two of the greatest people I know (and I’m not just saying that because we’re related.) Besides my husband, Ian is one of the most passionate men I have ever met and has been instrumental in my walk. Ian is a truly gifted man of the Word. He is a fantastic husband, father and of course cousin 😉 Sarah is a sweet support to her husband and an amazing example to me. They have a precious almost 2 year old (who I can’t wait too see!) and another blessing on the way due very soon!

Ian has graduated with his Master’s in Divinity from The Master’s Seminary last spring. The last 8 months he has been training at Harvest Training Center which was started by James MacDonald at Harvest Bible Chapel (most will know James from Walk in the Word) Ian will be graduating in a couple days.

Take a look at what Harvest is doing:

Harvest Bible Fellowship Missions from HBF Church Plants on Vimeo.

Ian and Sarah are planting Harvest Bible Chapel Durham which is just outside of Toronto. They have spent the last 8 months, in between training, going back and forth between Chicago and Toronto building, training, and strengthening their core group. They are preparing to launch this September. God has done amazing things already and they already have a solid core group of 50+ people. That is huge for a church plant!

Let me give you some background on where we come from. Canada is a spiritually dying nation. Many of the churches are a mile wide and inch deep. They are shallow and fad driven. The secular world is seeping into a lot of churches and many of them are almost indistinguishable from the world. We have seen many starving for the meat of the word. But the Lord isn’t done, we are seeing Him raise faithful men take a stand for the Word, to live holy lives and live counter to this world!

As Ian and Sarah head back they will be having their church services in a school or another building until they grow enough for their own facility. Which brings me to the point of this post, we’d really appreciate your prayers for this amazing couple and their church plant but there is also a need for them as well. They are raising money this summer for a portable sound system so that they are able to hold their church services.

If the Lord places it on your heart to help this couple out checks are payable to:

Harvest Bible Chapel. Please print on the memo line: Harvest Durham-Seed Money

and mail to:

Harvest York Region
8176 McCowan Road
Unionville, ON L3P 3T3, Canada

We are excited for this plant and will be even more excited if the Lord brings us back to minister with Ian and Sarah! Let’s see what the Lord has in store for this church and help our brothers and sisters out!

~Erin

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