In 2013, significant decisions were made. Kevin and Rachelle Sawatsky, (pastor at LifePoint church) were being led to lead the replant team back in Yorkton. The proposal was that Kevin would go to part time in Lanigan and relocate to Yorkton with his family, to do the work of replanting.
In February 2013, at the LPC Annual Church meeting, this idea was introduced to the church family to ask the them to discern God’s call.
Also in March, a proposal was made to the District Executive of how, in partnership with them, and LifePoint Church, the Sawatsky family would begin developing a DreamCentre* (explanation at the end of this update) for Yorkton using the “Jerusalem” Church model. The D.E.S.K. committed to walking with us in support thru finances, prayer and friendship.
Sept. 2013, by God's provision, we arrived in Yorkton, with the use of a 5th wheel trailer, that would house our family from September 1st to November 17th. These were days filled with both joys, and sorrows, as the transition from familiar and comfortable, to alone, unfamiliar, uncertain and walking each moment in faith that God would sustain, was challenging and rewarding. Our kids were called to their own journey of faith and trust, as all of the things that brought a sense of security for them, were gone. God has shown Himself faithful to us all. During these fall months, we worked diligently at building relationships with the community of believers in Yorkton, whom were encouraging and helpful as we sought to secure the building from Loblaws.
November 2014, we recognized that the original plan to live full time in the DreamCentre, would not be realized before we needed somewhere to live for the winter. The Lord allowed us to acquire a small house that would be sufficient to accommodate our family.
In early May 2014, after over a year of little progress with Loblaws to acquire their building, we rescinded our offer to purchase.