I know I am called to business and the marketplace in this season of my life, after a somewhat unconventional journey to get here. In 2004, my wife Jo and I left marketplace jobs in the UK to work at Catch The Fire in Toronto, Canada, while also setting up an e-commerce business and launching an internet church. After a few years, in 2010, we were asked to lead a Partner In Harvest church in Victoria, British Columbia, and after hearing God say yes, we left Toronto to relocate to Victoria. This didn’t go according to plan, and in 2013, I wrote myself on unemployment as there wasn’t enough money to provide a salary.
I finished my email. I was facing a slightly tricky decision and my father had provided wise counsel, some gently probing questions for me to consider, and also some money to support the decision if I decided to go the riskier way. It was a good picture of a perfect father-son interaction: advice, support, wisdom and money.