Over the past few weeks many people have contacted WCV with messages of love, encouragement and assurance of prayer for all of us. Here are just a few we’d like to highlight for you now.
Joyce Rees (National Council Member and Pastor at Epic Vineyard in Kelowna)
The LORD is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
“In all circumstances we look to the Lord, and our great comfort is that He is close, especially to those who are “crushed in spirit”. My encouragement is that you would keep turning toward Him. Speak honestly to Him. Many are praying, most hours of every day, that you would experience the Holy Spirit’s presence very near to you. We are sending you our love.”
David and Anita Ruis (Vineyard Canada National Directors)
“You are not alone.”
“Hey WCV family,
We just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know we love you and are walking beside you as you journey through this challenging time.
People coast to coast are holding you in prayer. We are coming alongside your team there with as much resourcing and support as we can muster.
You are not alone. We’re in this together. Be assured of our care and concern for everyone impacted, and our deep awareness of the wide range of emotions, reactions and triggers that such events bring to the surface. We are extremely proud of the way you are handling this.
Huge love and prayers.”
David and Anita, on behalf of your Vineyard Canada family.
And this week Provencher Community Church gifted us this painting that was created for our community during a recent worship service. It was delivered personally, with warmth and love. The back is signed, “Standing together with our Vineyard family.”
There are many more messages like this that will continue to be shared.
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First of all, Thank you for being open and honest during this time of great pain and stress in the family.
Alan and I are only here in Winnipeg in and out but we consider the Vineyard “our” church when we are in town.
I want to say we are standing with Nathan, his family and all of you at the news of this. The enemy has had his way in this but Jesus will have the victory as we turn to Him again and again through the pain…healing will come, even in the darkest hours we must cling to that.
Susie and Alan Lim (YWAM, in Indonesia)
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