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Farewell, Porter family

January 20th, 2018 by Conan Arndt

Some of you may have heard that God has called the Porter family from the Faith Mission into a pastoral role at a local church. They will be greatly missed. We are excited to see how God will continue to use them in their new role and certainly wish them the best.
The following is written by the Porters and taken from our upcoming Partners in Prayer (a little sneak peak).

I never would have thought one chance lunch meeting would have made such an impact on my future. I was in Bangor Northern Ireland at an interview for Bible school. I had been asked to stay after my interview for lunch and ended up sitting next to Roy Dreaning then working for the Faith Mission (in Canada). I was invited to come to Canada to help out for the summer. I accepted and the rest as they say is history. I had no idea that I would move to Canada, and marry a Canadian, or that God would bless us with four children. After emigrating to Canada and seventeen years of serving (fifteen as a married couple), with the Faith Mission, our time has come to an end. Over the last number of months we have been sensing God’s leading to pursue a pastoral position here in Vernon, BC at Emmanuel Baptist church. As our ministry with Faith Mission comes to an end, its a good time to reflect on God’s faithfulness over the years. We are humbled at the many ways we have seen God at work over the years. In many small rural Canadian communities we have seen the impact of the gospel on individuals and families. We have experienced God’s sustaining power in our own lives and in believers around about us. Countless kids clubs and summer camps, many hours spent in prayer, several vehicles and many miles to go with them. Lots of sermons prepared and preached. Lots of meals and fellowship as well. God has been so good and has guided each step of the way. Homes in Kirkland Lake, King Kirkland, Mount Forest and Vernon. Thanks you so so much for your partnership through this journey, your faithfulness in prayer and your love for our family. What’s next? My position at the church is Associate for worship & Church Ministries. Primarily responsible for three areas, music, small group Bible Studies and College and Careers.In this process, a verse that is precious to Melissa and me is Joshua 1:6

“Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them”

We are excited to see what adventure God has for our family next. He is so faithful.

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