Over the years, Whonnock has basically become a bedroom community 15 minutes east of the city of Maple Ridge and 15 minutes west of the city of Mission. It is a picturesque place, with lush forest vegetation, lakes, mountains, the Fraser River, and the ocean all within an hour’s drive. The community remains “rural” in that people live on acreages and many have a few horses, chickens, sheep, goats, etc, just enough to get “farm status” tax breaks. Other than the elementary school and a small post office/feed store, there are few places to casually meet new people.
We would appreciate your prayers as we try to reach our community by getting to know the families of children who attend Kids’ Club and Eleanor’s piano students, and by having outreach events such as a monthly Mother-Daughter outreach aimed at addressing pertinent issues (for moms with daughters between ages 10-14) from a godly perspective. Pray that our congregation as a whole would step out of our comfort zones a little more and make friendships with our neighbors and those in our community that need to see God’s grace and love in action. Please pray that my effort to disciple young guys to become godly men would be fruitful and that we would keep first things first, able to “discern what is best and be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.” Ephesians 1:10