We are all called …..
For we are God’s masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good works he planned for us long ago….. Ephesians 2:10
After over a month on the road, we were eager to put together our credentialing papers. While first inundated with the thought of having to write a paper, this turned out to be such a special time for Max and I. We spent time at campsites reading, studying and discussing the questions with great friends and with each other. We took over tables at random libraries while driving from one town to the next. I would say that we were actually excited about the process.
We couldn’t wait to get home and give you all a big update! I am so grateful for the time I had with Max, especially over the past few months. Because our plan was not God’s plan. After arriving home safely, God called Max to his true home, with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
My world, my life, as I knew it was shaken to it’s very foundation. We were all, and still are, shocked and in disbelief that Max is no longer with us. We miss him but we can have comfort knowing where he is. I like to imagine the conversations he’s having now and who greeted him.
Many times the question of ‘Why Lord, Why now? He was your servant” is asked; by myself…by others… and I know it will be asked again. It’s the way we’re wired, to try to make sense out that we don’t understand. A good friend’s son said ‘Maybe his work here on earth was done and God needed him there.’ That gives me pause and even some joy amidst the grief. If Max’s physical work here on earth was done – what haven’t we seen? I know Max’s story isn’t over, it continues. And what majesty awaits us around the corner because of Max’s willingness to serve?
I have to say a huge thank you to everyone. You have all been, and continue to be, the hands and feet of Christ. You are holding me up, and each other as we walk this path together. Some day’s it’s hard to find my own footing – Max was my everything, we were one. Grieving is a process, a unique journey that we each go through differently. But we go through it, day by day, we go through it, not around it, and sometimes deeper into it; but always with Christ and his Holy Spirit.
Our mission to Argentina, God’s call on my life, now looks different; but I still surrender and say ‘Yes, Lord.. send me’. Yes, my Argentino friends and family, we will walk into this new mission together.
Max, I love you and yes, I will continue in His will as you said to. I know the words you heard on September 13 were ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’.
Prayer for the completion of the house sale
Prayer for strength and rest for the upcoming service on October 7th
Prayer for the discernment and future conversations with Serve Globally – What does this mission look like now?
IPEA – Iglesia del Pacto Evangelical Argentina – they are grieving there too
Mail your donation:
Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada
PO Box 23117
RPO McGillivray, Winnippeg, MB
write “Global-Argentina” in memo
– select Global Argentina
Now online at … covchurch.ca/nahnychuk
Evangelical Covenant Church
8303 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
write “Max & Colleen Nahnychuk Support” in memo