Now you may have some questions: What is House On the Hill? Why are we talking about someone going from Calgary to LA? Or, what in the world does any of the above have to do with Foursquare Missions in Canada?
This week, here in Los Angeles at this beautiful location, there are people completing the Level One training to go into the mission field long term. This training is done through Foursquare Missions International and it is where we in Canada, look to send those who feel called to missions to begin their journey.
With this year's focus in Canadian Foursquare Missions being all about mobilization, the Canadian Foursquare Missions Committee felt is was important that we gain a full understanding of the training our missionaries receive. We also want to establish a clear process for those feeling the call to engage in foreign missions long term.
So this week, I will be here in LA doing the training along with some of those being equipped for the mission field. I'll be learning, taking notes, and asking questions.
So far, in preparation for this week, each participant was asked to read three different texts, complete a spiritual gifts tests, and do research into the security risks or concerns in the country they wish to minister.
Each book looked at missions from a different vantage point. Each book challenged my thinking and previous ideas, and they definitely wet my appetite for the week ahead.
As the week continues, I'll look to post a couple of more updates. Why? Because we as a CFM team are confident of that there are more of you out there who have been sensing that tug and wondering where to get started. I hope as you read, you will gain a clearer sense of God's leading and take that next step:)