I’m now into my last week at the restaurant and am counting down the days for Elliot to arrive. There have been so many wonderful surprises I couldn’t have anticipated. One of them is the church plant that’s funded by the business I’ve been researching. They feel called to announce the Good News to people of Islam and Hindu faith and are finding that Jesus was already showing them how close the Father is by the Spirit through the Son; their part is to show what it looks like to live in obedience to God. They often ask about Papanui Baptist Church and I have shown photos of our community to them. The staff at PBC have found resources we have spare to gift to the church plant, which Elliot will bring. God is close to you and is at work within you. May you know God’s love and embrace today. God goes before us and gives us wonderful surprises as we seek to be obedient. Not long till we see each other.