At the beginning of August, we had the opportunity to share our story with the Global outreach team at Church Project in The Woodlands, Texas. My parents currently live in Conroe, TX, which is about 20 minutes outside of The Woodlands and they had of course scoped out the authentic British cuisine in the area. One evening they took us to a restaurant called "The Chipper" (if you couldn't guess by the name, it is a Fish 'n Chips shop-colloquially called a 'Chippie').
While there, we enjoyed some amazing fish, chips, and sausages. But the real treat of the evening was getting to talk with the owner, a gentleman from Scotland. While talking about our call to serve in Sunderland, he expressed how spiritually dark that northern area is and how desperate the need is for individuals to share the Gospel in daily life. We were both challenged and encouraged-we know the task ahead of us is huge, but our God is bigger and it was so awesome to be able to share that with a fellow 'harvest worker'.
Rachel and I often remind each other that the call which God has placed upon us is far too big for us to accomplish, but that with the support of our community and a unstoppable God, we know that we will see transformation for His kingdom.