Submitted by: A.U. who migrated from Anaheim, CA to St. Anthony (Minneapolis), MN in 2010 to hold a job.
What is the spiritual highlight of your migration?
Going from a very large church life to a small one causes one to be more aware of the need for every member to function to the fullest, instead of yielding to the temptation to serve only a little, or not at all. My burden is to enter into a church life that includes all the aspects of the God-ordained way. There are some here who enter into the burden to preach the gospel on the campus, but I have yet to start any gospel preaching activity. Nevertheless, I have begun praying that the Lord would vitalize me, that He would make me desperate to be living and active so that I would overflow unto the gospel in my community.
Is there anything else you would like to explain or share?
There is the likelihood that more saints will be coming to the Minneapolis area in the coming months. I believe that the Lord is having a new beginning here, and I am joyful to be a part of it. However, all saints in the recovery–and particularly those in large localities–should go before the Lord to seek whether they should migrate somewhere for the Lord’s interest. There is a blessing in the blending. There is also a blessing in being unsettled out of our routines, our camps (as seen in Hebrews), to live a life of the altar and the tent. It helps us to realize the emptiness and vanity of the world and all the elements of our environment, and to see and come to rely on only Christ for our nourishment and supply.