In November of this year, our Peer Support worker Hughie received a community housing champion award for his work in the Glengarry community. He has been ministering and working in the community at University and Glengarry for 4 years, and living there for three years. Part of Hughie’s story is that his life had unravelled and he was feeling more like a stump than a tree. And yet God was not done with him. As we see in Jeremiah 1:10, God has a way of working within us that involves uprooting and planting, breaking down in order to build up.
God replanted him in Glengarry, and now he’s a tree of righteousness in that community. One of the mantras that undergirds Hughie’s success is that his fruit grows on other people’s trees; success is when others in his neighbourhood step up and get involved. It would be easy for Hughie to point to his own fruit, and yet, just like Jesus, he prefers to invest in the group of people he’s discipling.
Questions to Ponder:
What young leader are you walking with right now?
How might you see your fruit on their tree?