She sat with 5 Via Rail tickets in her hand. She was due to leave for Montreal on Sunday evening. It was now Saturday. The Via Rail trains had been shut down for more than a week due to a strike by the railway workers. What was she to do? There was nothing more she could do except trust in the Lord. She went to church with her family on Sunday morning. Concerned inquiries asking what she was going to do were met with, "I trust the Lord will help." She went home and turned the radio on. While preparing lunch the news reporter announced the reconciliation between the railway union and railway executive. Hallelujah!!! The question arose: when will the trains be running? She called Via Rail. The voice at the other end of the line informed her that the midnight train would be running. It would be the first train coming from the West after the strike. Hallelujah!!! It was the very train for the 5 Via Rail tickets. She climbed on the train bound for Montreal. With 4 children in tow, reassurances from her Lord that this was the road to travel on her journey in faith, she knew, beyond doubt, the Lord was calling her to ministry. The adventures of theological studies awaited her at McGill University and Presbyterian College.
This story is about me and my adventures. I graduated from Presbyterian College in 1990 and was called to minister in rural Quebec for 5 1/2 years. I now serve McDonald's Corners, Elphin and Snow Road, a rural ministry in Eastern Ontario.