Once upon a time, I met a girl named Lisa.
If I were describe her in one word, it would be: giggly. More often than not, she had a smile on her face and she was always giggling about something. She made everyone around her feel loved and there was no doubt that she loved Jesus.
Scratch the past tense; she’s still the same girl today…except maybe a little less “girl-like” and more womanly. 😉 Giggly? Yes. She’s still very giggly.
We’ve done a lot together over the years, like climbing physical and metophorical mountains together.
Okay, so that was really more of a hill or a rock wall.
There. REAL mountains. Though we didn’t “techinically” climb them; we rode a ski lift. Whatever.
We’ve spent a lot of time together at youth camps and Bible studies…
…and we’ve even been on family vacations together.
We’ve been around for each other’s milestones like graduations…
…and, of course, babies. I let Josh and Lisa got to do a lot of trial parenting with our kids. Turns out, that was a good thing.
Now they have three busy little bees of their very own.
We got to watch them as they started working in full-time ministry and we applauded as they BOTH finished seminary degrees. Before long, they were packing their bags and starting a new adventure: church planing in Canada.
Why Canada?………………..It was obvious that God had placed a special calling on both Josh and Lisa’s hearts for ministry and missions. They have proclaimed the Good News of Jesus in India, Africa, South America and, of course, here in the good old U.S. of A. However, it was while working they with church planters on a mission trip to British Columbia in 2007 that their hearts were drastically impacted for the spiritual darkness that is so evident there. After much prayer and preparation, they moved to Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada. Pitt Meadows is made up of primarily young families. It is a growing community of about 20,000 people and only one evangelical church. Needless to say, “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” in their new corner of the world. They are hoping to reach their many lost neighbors through their church plant, Church on the Rock.
So, we’ve covered the WHO, now let’s get to the WHAT. Wanna love on a missionary? Since Josh has a clergy visa, he is unable to work in any way other than in ministry. Lisa, however, obtained a work visa so she teaches part-time at a Bible college and she is also a consultant for Arbonne.
Arbonne is a company that is committed to health and beauty products that are pure, safe and beneficial. All of their products are botanically-based and 100% vegan. I’ve heard really awesome things about their skin care line over the years, and now they have added a healthy living line that is getting rave reviews.
This week I am hosting an online Arbonne party. I’m not much of a party person or a product pusher, but I do enjoy things that are good for my body and I LOVE Josh and Lisa and want to help support their ministry in any way that I can. So think of it this way: if you purchase an Arbonne product, you get something good for you or your family AND you get to help support the Arrington family’s mission work in Canada, eh? Win-win!