As we arrive at the Streetlight building on Thursday evenings for our monthly board meetings, the Girls Club program is running in the main room. Bibles are being opened, and staff and volunteers are bringing the gospel to the teens gathered downstairs. It’s an acute reminder of the importance of the work at Streetlight-the light of the gospel is shining in downtown Hamilton.
Over the last few months, the board has been busy with a number of exciting initiatives. This past December we held our corporate meeting with Ancaster council, where our annual budget is approved. While budgets certainly don’t sound exciting, it is a reminder of how each expense is carefully weighed and spent on the kingdom-gathering work of Jesus Christ. It is both humbling and encouraging to be reminded how so many churches, businesses, and individuals give to Streetlight. Thank you all for your partnership.
The new building is moving forward as our architect works with the City of Hamilton, the fundraising committee continues their work, and the board works to get financing in place for your pledges. These are exciting times for Streetlight.
As the board continues to labour, we are reminded that unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain. And so we covet your prayers that God will continue to bless this work-gathering a great multitude from every nation, tribe, and people and at last presenting them without blemish before the judgement seat of Christ among the assembly of God’s elect.
“As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. […] I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one” – John 17: 18, 20-21a.
by Ken Vanderboom – Chairman