Today, we journeyed out into the city for a service at Resurgence Church. It's held in the old Montreal Canadiens practising grounds, which is actually a movie theatre now. So we were in a church that was in a movie theatre. So cool. The worship was our speed. Lots of upbeat, dancing songs. I think overall we enjoyed our experience. It was great to hear about what God is doing in this city. We heard the story of Mount Royal, and were inspired to see this great city through God's eyes. It was amazing to find an Australian pastor so passionate about the history and the healing needed in Montreal.
We spent the afternoon in St. Jean Baptist Cathedral, learning about the history of Christianity in Quebec, as well as about the building. We had the incredible treat of listening to Family One, a gospel choir from France. They were really really talented; well rehearsed, great energy. But you could tell they were also really worshipping Jesus. It was incredible. I was blessed by that experience. They even got us dancing, and dabbing (google that one).
Our metro ride home was pretty quiet. France had just lost the Euro Cup, so everywhere was pretty packed. We managed to navigate everything fine, but we were tired.
It's strange how it works, but we start with energy, we give our all out in the city, come home drained, and then our evening session seems to renew life. Tonight I saw arms raised, we danced, we cried, we hugged, we fell to our knees in the presence of God that overwhelmed us. We took communion together. I am so thankful for those times.
We're challenging ourselves to disconnect from our lives back home in order to fully engage out here. Social media is distracting, and we are passionate about our mission here. So, goodbye Snapchat! Au revoir Instagram! Keep checking the blog for updates; I'll keep trying to post twice a day.
Things you need to know:
-Erica's greatest annoyance is she can't find any Teddy Grahams in Montreal.
-Ryan took a tumble trying to jump over a pylon. The first-aid backpack threw off his balance. Ironic.
-Starbucks is our friend. Jenna loves S'mores fraps.
- Hangry Abe is a thing, and she is scary
-Levi = Lenny, but no one's really sure why.