Pastor David and I understand what it means to be in a new city, a new country. There have been many challenges over the last 11 years since moving from the U.K. We understand being in a different culture. We know the adjustments that needed to be made, to make Canada our home.
If you are reading this and you are finding that life over here is becoming a struggle, please read on.
We understand there are various times when memories of our past life come streaming back and may be you would feel as though you are missing the things back home. One of the reasons why we have not regretted doing what we did, was that we found our church family. Even though we came to be Pastors of the Lighthouse Victory Church here in Saskatoon, we still miss a few things from England, we would not be human otherwise, but the church family we have has become our family.
We understand that it is not easy - being on a visa status, I had no status and only came as Pastor David's wife. I had no specific role other than to assist him being here as Pastors. We had two out of our three children come to Canada at the same time, our son had a student visa and he was going to Bible College and our daughter also had a visa, as she was school age. Every 12 months we had to renew our visa and, then, after three years we were able to apply for a Permanent Residence card. This was great. After endless form filling, the four of us became Permanent Residents. We then decided to apply for our Citizenship and again after a lot of form filling and waiting we became Canadian Citizens a few years ago. It was good to call Canada our home.
We understand that the smallest of adjustments can feel bigger when the mindset of what we are use to is different. Living in a new country is different, it’s exciting as well as scary. Whether you have come to Canada out of choice or because of hard situations in the country of your birth - Canada and, especially, Saskatoon is a great place to live. Two out of our three children are now married to Canadians and the decision Pastor David and I made, almost 12 years ago, has redirected not just us, but our children. We only see positive results of making our new life here. If you are experiencing the strange feeling of being here, you feel lonely or not having family around, we want to encourage you to come and be part of our church family. We will not be able to answer all your needs, but we know that God answers prayer. By seeking the Lord Jesus as the answer, we can help in bridging that relationship with Him. Come and join us.
Pastor David and I have pastored the Lighthouse Victory Church in Saskatoon since we came to Canada and we know that we have found our family. If Canada is not the country where you were born, We understand. Our journey has and is not always easy, but our Christian family here in Saskatoon has been a bridge builder for our children and us. The pictures you see are of families from other countries who are part of our Church family. They understand.
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We understand that amazing things have taken place in our lives since we have been here and if you are seeking a church family and are seeking God's direction in your life, we would invite you to come join us where you would be welcomed.
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