Monday, September 12, 2005

Finding the location

With regards to location, I’ll go back to the beginning. About two years ago, my husband and I found our dream home. We’ve been married 17 years this fall, and one of our ongoing hobbies has been going to new developments and looking at potential floor plans.  We tend to be rather picky and there is always some major change or just those one of two things that “aren’t quite right”. Well, to our utter amazement, one day we were browsing and found “the perfect plan”. In shock we looked at each other, then back at the plan, then in unison asked each other “so what would you change???” … Nothing!!! Oh, there’s upgrades we’d like, but nothing about the house that “just isn’t quite right”

So we asked ourselves, what is the catch?? The catch is that the builder does not build in our area. We were back visiting the city we lived in when we were first married. Not a commutable distance for either of us. Trust me, we’ve looked at it from every angle, taken into account the fact that now we work out in the west end, not downtown like before, but there is just no way the distance is reasonable.

For the past 2 years we’ve been following the builder and his developments. Finally this spring they announced a new development was starting. It still requires a move out of Toronto, but the distance is now commutable.
The purpose of this blog is to track my journey as I prepare for the mission field that God is preparing for me. See, he's given me a vision. I believe that he's preparing a neighbourhood - a brand new neighbourhood, the utilities are just going in - and that is to be my mission field. Time frame for this to happen is Fall 2007, 2 years from now.
So, I have 2 years to prepare. Seems like a long time, but there is a lot to do, both practically and spiritually. Finances need to be put into order, our current home needs lots of cosmetic work, and I need to grow in faith and confidence, esp. when it comes to sharing my faith with others.