There are many, many stories revolving around this
ministry/business called 3Circles Church
Communities. They are amazing,
miraculous, even unbelievable stories, but I can assure you, every one of them
is the gospel truth. I have always been
a stickler for the truth. It comes from
a strict upbringing where lying was considered one of the worst sins, simply
because it destroyed trust. And as a
Boy Scout the value of truth telling was indelibly and permanently imprinted on
As an example of my trustworthiness, I will share this story
regarding my children. My former wife
and the mother of our four children had sponsored me when we returned to Canada
to care take the farm of a long time friend of mine. She was a landed immigrant, having obtained
that status by marrying a Canadian under false pretenses, simply to streamline
her becoming a Canadian. So it should
have come as no surprise to me that when the Canadian authorities were
considering kicking me out of the country that she suggested lying to
them. Telling the truth meant I would
have to return to the states and suffer the loss of my children. But for me there was no question of what I
should do. I told the truth.
I hope that you now know a little bit more about my
heart. My entire life has been spent in
a quest for truth. And I have always
understood that when I discovered the truth, it might not be what I expected or
wanted. However, for me there never any
question about whether to accept it or not.
Regardless of where the truth might lead, I must follow.
For brevity’s sake I’m going to simply list the highlights
of the highlights on this journey towards establishing 3Circles
Church Communities. You’ll find at the bottom of this page a link
to a more detailed version, for those of you who want “the rest of the story”. There are many life lessons there, so it’s
well worth reading.
Please keep in mind that the dates are approximate and from
memory only. So if there are any
discrepancies later, such as when I publish my life story, the new date will be
the correct one, having been derived from my journals.
Also, you should know that those who become members will
eventually be privy to events and details not shared here. The outline of life events on the next page, starting
just a few years before I decided to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, should
suffice for proving God has been at work in my life, even before I was