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Where is Home?


In April, we vacated our apartment in Cameroon where we had lived for 13 years. We left the city where we had lived for 19 years. We did not know where we would live in Canada, but probably not PEI – which had always been “my earthly home.” I am from PEI, an Islander by birth. So I wrote on Facebook “where is home?”
As a Christian, my real and eternal home is with God, I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6). And yes, like Paul, I desire to depart and be with Christ, but I believe that decision is in God’s hands. Thus, I still need an earthly place to live, and I desire to have a place that feels like home.
“Home is where the heart is.” That does not help me much – my heart is committed to Jesus, I dearly love my wife, and I love our children and parents. I do desire my earthly home to be with my wife.
It is not easy to be in transition and in limbo. When we arrived in Canada on April 27, we had our ideas of where we would like to make our new earthly home and what kind of work we would do. We also wanted to hear from God, to be lead by Him. Thus, in May, we took a 3-week retreat. Our belief is that God was directing us to stay with Wycliffe and to live in Halifax. The next day, we met with a realtor and looked at our first house. After looking at several more in person, as well as over 100 online, we put an offer on that first house. The Lord willing, on July 5, 2018, we will purchase the house that will become our new earthy home. We are excited!

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