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He First Loved Us

Have you ever read a verse or passage in the Bible, one that you've read or heard so many times you thought you had it all figured out, only to see it in a new and fresh way? It's happened to me before and it happened again this week, and for some reason I'm always surprised. Imagine that, I don't have it all figured out... ​This week in Hebrews I read the often quoted chapter

Trail Running as Metaphor

I enjoy running. In particular, I enjoy trail running and the sense of flow that comes with the twists and turns. Ask any trail runner, when you are in the flow you feel like you can run forever! However, there is an inevitability to trail running. The flow never lasts, and you know at some point the euphoria will be interrupted with the challenge of a grueling climb, a steep descent or an outcropping of

Last Time

Over the past week Nicole and I have had the first of our many “lasts.” We had our last house visits with Gladys and Carlotta, our last time watching Jonatan’s soccer time lose a game (sorry bud), last time helping at social project, last time teaching the pastors, last time going to church. and many more little lasts that have slowly made us sadder and sadder as we realize our time here is actually coming

Like a Child

So far on my trip, I have found that children i have encountered and see every day have a large amount of trust. And that trust happens right away, they don’t seem to hesitate too much when I meet a child or come up and push them on a swing or sit beside them. These children also radiate so much joy and love. Today, for example, at Social Project at Remanso, there was this one

Love from Peru

  I just returned to Quito after spending the past week in Peru with FV’s youth group. It was my third time in the beautiful city of Trujillo and just like the times before it was quite a different experience than the previous times.  I had an amazing time with the whole team. Although there were many unforgettable moments and experiences, three really stuck out to me this time in Peru.  This year I did

Moving the Mission Forward

While ForestView does not belong to any official denomination, it enjoys strong affiliation with Vision Ministries Canada (VMC)—a missions agency that seeks to catalyze church multiplication across Canada.   Most of the churches from this network share some degree of connection with the historical restoration movement known as the Plymouth Brethren.  Beginning in the British Isles in the 1820s, this movement emerged with an emphasis on strong Bible teaching, weekly communion, plural leadership, social activism, the

Day to Day Life in Ecuador

These past few days have been exhausting! I can’t remember the last time I have done so much in 5 days. From the day we arrived to today, we have had orientation, gone up a cable car on the Pinchincha mountain (14,000 feet above sea level). The view was indescribable. You could see all of Quito and more. We have also grocery shopped, learned to take the bus, drove all over Quito it feels like,

Day One – Quito

We’re finally here! After a tiring day of travel we arrived at the extreme response headquarters. Shantelle and I have spent the day meeting other ER staff, seeing an old friend Mike Bishop (whom we had meet in Peru) and being debriefed on all things Quito. Tomorrow we will be taking a cable car up one of the many mountains surrounding Quito to get a better look at the city. Then we will be meeting

A Gift that Surprised Me.

I became a member of Forestview’s Global Missions Team last year, mostly accidentally. You see, I wanted to write a blog about being a global missionary from home, so I turned to the Global Missions Team as a resource. After attending one meeting, my name was written down in the meeting minutes as a member . . . and since I didn’t want to let the team down, I just kept coming back. At first,