March 2016

Hello and greetings from the Great White North,

February has been a month of new things. I have been to Nelson House and Split Lake for the SALT groups. I have started working with Dylan and we are figuring out the best way to handle this adventure. I am learning about giving quotes and planning jobs. God has been working and I have seen good fruit even in the short time that I have been here.

We had Steinbach Bible College’s second year students here for a week for their Mission Exposure trip. There were two trucks that took students out to Split Lake. I was even able to visit them halfway through their week there. The Split Lake band was very thankful for the cleanup work the students did in the local youth center.

The general report that I received was that students were blown away by how many people they got to know in the short time that they were in their communities. Most have not ever spent extensive time on a First Nations reserve before. Many received great hospitality and were pleasantly surprised at the doors God opened up for ministry in their communities.

Midway Builders
I have been putting much time into the construction ministry in the last month. Dylan and I finished installing the door in the offices as you can see in the picture. Tuesday we had a great time together working on Eduard Spies entrance. The walls are going up and our communication as coworkers is improving. We expect to be finished that project in the next few weeks.

God is Patient
Personally, I have been learning patience and trusting in God. The previous two weeks have been frustrating for me. I have been feeling like very little was going well for me. I was uncertain about where I would be staying in the coming months. Truancy was an issue last week for Dylan.
With work I was advised to show great patience and to be thankful for the time Dylan and I could spend together. I was reminded how God is patient with us when we take forever to learn or understand or to make a change in our lives. God gives us immeasurable grace in our imperfections. If God is so patient with me, I can be patient with those around me also.

I was reminded yesterday at Bible study that we will have trouble in this life and that we should not be surprised. God is still the master of the seas and is still working His purposes in our lives. Sometimes when we look back what we got so worked up over seems so small but in the moment it was huge.
I am very glad to say that I will be moving in with Daniel in the next few days. I am really glad to be able to settle in somewhere and unpack all of my boxes. I am looking forward to the fellowship we will be able to have together. God has provided for what I need.

Matters of Prayer
Prayer that Dylan and I would continue to communicate well going forward as well as making good decisions for our endeavor and those involved would be appreciated. We will be taking some youth to a conference at Nipawin Bible College this coming weekend. Prayers for safety and God’s hand at work in all of our hearts would be great!

Humbly yours,

Travis Harms

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