A New Season
After 31 years of marriage, raising five sons and establishing a successful residential construction and development company in Maple Ridge, B.C., Michelle and I were starting to dream about retirement.
We knew we were entering a new season in life…so we started to ask God,
God seemed to answer that “What’s next?” question with his own question: “Are you willing to be totally surrendered to my will for your life?”
Michelle and I have both faithfully served in our Foursquare church for the last three decades in various leadership roles. I went on my first mission’s trip with our church to Nicaragua back in 1996. That trip was a life-changing experience that would see me returning with teams to Nicaragua and Costa Rica every year for the next 19 years.
Then, in 2007, Michelle and our sons started to join our teams and as a family we travelled to Costa Rica twice to support our friend’s missionary work there.
In 2013, sensing God calling us into something new, we began to intentionally seek him as to what that might be.
The answer came via Christian development organization Engineering Ministries International (eMi).
Answering the Call to eMi
In January 2014, I was introduced to eMi through an architect friend. To be honest, when asked to consider volunteering with eMi, I was resistant. But, after six months of God’s nudging, I caved in and contacted eMi’s global office. Truth to be told, I was afraid of what I might hear in response to my query.