Over the last few months we've asked you to pray with us that we would have clarity regarding which community in Calgary to plant our church in. This is a huge choice involving lots of research, deliberation and faith. Arguably, it is the biggest decision of this entire process! (If you want more information on the selection process and the rationale behind it, please see our blog post from March 10th, "Plotting Potential Plant Locations.")
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE CHOSEN A COMMUNITY TO BEGIN OUR NEW CHURCH IN!
God has led us to select the Symons Valley area. This location is a newer development comprised of 5 different residential communities. Today, about 25,000 people live within Symons Valley, and another 100,000 Calgarians live within a 2.5 mile radius. Most interesting of all, no evangelical churches are currently holding regular worship services there!
IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH GOOD NEWS, WE HAVE ALREADY FOUND RENTAL HOUSING, AND IT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR!
We honestly didn't think we would find a home so quickly, nor one that met all the criteria we were looking for. But God knew what we needed and directed us to this little house...
Our new home is located in Evanston, the largest of the 5 housing communities in Symons Valley. Evanston was Calgary's fastest growing neighborhood in 2014! This house was in the right location, at the right price, and with the right space and layout, so we jumped on it. We are incredibly excited to live here and love our new neighbors!
Thanks so much to those of you who have prayed for us during this ongoing adventure. Your love and support is paying off in big ways!
Stay tuned for even more announcements as our move date draws near.