Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Our happy family together in a room full of pink balloons on May 10.

Our happy family together in a room full of pink balloons on May 10.

Thank you so much for your fervent prayers through these last few months. Trevor has been out of the hospital for almost 2 months now after being admitted for a mental health crisis in the beginning of February. Comparing life today to 2 months ago is almost night and day. Through meeting with different doctors and nurses, going to some recovery groups, and the support of our church, the transition home has been quite smooth so far.  Trevor is able to know when he needs rest and how to prepare for a situation that would possibly be stressful for him. Unpredictable situations are especially stressful for him. But we've seen him react well even when unexpected and difficult news comes his way. Some of the big wins that we have seen through this month is Trevor being able to watch Amelia on his own and put her to bed, going to a few weddings, and playing on a recreational beach volleyball team. We have also been able to go to church again as a family.  Each day and each week has continued to help Trevor build us mental and physical strength again. We are very glad to see the improvement that Trevor has had. 

Please continue to pray for:
~ Trevor’s mental health and our wisdom to know the pace in which to try new things
~ Trevor to be patient with himself in the healing journey
~ Trevor to know how to spend his time well
~ Hannah to know how to spend her time and energy well between work and family needs
Praise God for a home nurse who is encouraging and understanding
Praise God for keeping Trevor stable even through hearing difficult news from close friends

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I, Hannah, am starting a new leg of our adventure.  One of the greatest joys that I have as a minister on university campuses, is walking alongside women and pointing them to Jesus. Just as Jesus did everyday life with his disciples, I enjoy those times of discipleship as well. I decided to transition the campus team in Waterloo so that I can have more of those 'casual' times with those that I am discipling. 
I will be joining the team that serves the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University and Conestoga College. On top of meeting students on campus, I am excited to have the opportunity to use our home as a place to minster to students. We live quite close to the universities in Waterloo. As Paul says in 1 Corinthians, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ." Sometimes it is the day to day living out of Christ that makes the biggest difference in a discipleship relationship.
University of Waterloo is in session in the summer, and I've had the joy of meeting with some of the students. They are a great group of students passionate about seeing people know Jesus. It is a privilege to be able to join this group of Power to Change staff and students serving on the campus.  

Meeting with the University of Waterloo student leaders during their summer semester.

Meeting with the University of Waterloo student leaders during their summer semester.

I enjoy now being able to bring Amelia along for ministry events like this women’s breakfast.

I enjoy now being able to bring Amelia along for ministry events like this women’s breakfast.

Thank you for praying for us as a family and
for our ministry to help students discover Jesus!