Arts In Canada

I’ll be investing the next few days in Canada, coaching Arts Leaders on Wednesday in Toronto, and then leading an Arts Conference Friday and Saturday in far Eastern Canada at a church in Moncton. I haven’t looked at a map yet, but I think Moncton is in New Brunswick, which vaguely sounds like Anne of Green Gables territory.
The church overall in Canada is not faring very well compared to the United States. I’ve lost track of the weekly percentage of church attendance in this vast country to the north, but it isn’t good. Yet there are some faithful leaders who adamantly refuse to give up, and keep looking for ways to ignite their brothers and sisters and to revitalize their local churches. I am inspired by their tenacity, and feel sobered by the challenge to be available the next several days to the work of the Spirit in me and through me. I’d appreciate any prayers – not so much for me, but for the encouragement of these Canadian leaders to persevere and to keep abounding in the work of the Lord no matter how hard it gets. They are such wonderful people, even though they say the word out funny…

2 comments:

Todd said...

I was at the conference hosted in NB and was once again challenged to raise the bar for our local congregation. I really appreciated the clarity of vision and the conviction of purpose the team demonstrated.Thank you, Nancy and team, for coming our way.

pianojoce said...

I have had the privilege of attending two Arts conferences at Willow, and was soooo excited that the conference was coming to New Brunswick! Thank you so very much for inspiring our local artists to keep pressing on in our ministries for the Audience of One! May God continue to bless you and your teams! :)