Apr 29, 2012
The month of May is going to be a pretty big and rather significant month for us. After 6 great years working with The Salvation Army, the past four of which has been at High Point, we are embarking on a new and exciting adventure.
Our time as pastors has not only been enriching to our own walk with God but we feel overjoyed that God has been able to use us to save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity. In a time of shrinking congregations, and in one of the most secular cities in Canada, we witnessed growth in the congregation, a renovated building, strengthened community ties, new leaders and new soldiers added to the ranks.
We will have a lot of fond memories to look back on here in Victoria and definitely feel like The Salvation Army will always have an incredibly important part in our story and lives together. After all, it was in The Salvation Army where Alison took her first steps, where we grew up in our faith, where we first met, where we got engaged and where we got married!
But as wonderful as the time has been we feel as though we are now being called unto a new phase in our pursuit of God.
So what’s the new adventure are we embarking on? Well, for the summer we will be moving to Ontario (the Toronto area) to spend tons of time with family and close friends whom we haven’t had a true chance to be with over the last 6 years. We’re so excited to catch up more fully and enjoy this blessing!
Then, at the end of the summer, if all goes as planned (pending visas), we will be moving to the country of Kuwait in the Middle East. We have both been accepted to teach at a British school there as primary teachers. Peter will be teaching Year 5 (Grade 4 – 9 yr. olds), and Alison will be teaching Music to Years 1-3 (Kindergarten – Gr. 2 – 5-7 yr. olds). Seeing as we have felt called to serve in the Middle East for many years now, we are thrilled to be able to serve God in this way.
[From our trip to Kuwait in 2010]
So as you can imagine, there is an obvious mix of great sadness and overwhelming joy. We are sad to leave those that we have come to love and serve here in Victoria, but we are certain of God’s calling on our lives for this next phase, and so for that, we feel overwhelming joy.
For real life friends and family reading this, we hope as we embark on this new adventure that you will be able to keep in touch with us either by email, or through this blog where we will post regular updates about our new home, country and lives.
And for those who “know” us through the blog, be on the look out for the fun updates about all the goings on in our lives!
Alison and Peter Lublink