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SOAR SASK

In fall of 2020 there was a question of whether or not we should even try to run the SOAR SASK program with so many unknowns and restrictions on gathering. After much prayer and talk with stakeholders in the program we felt a decisive confirmation that we should go ahead with whatever we COULD do and commit all the things we COULDN’T do to God. This being reminiscent of the parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25, where the master in the story commends even the servant that was faithful with a little! With a hybrid program of teams meeting in person as teams but being limited to online interaction to other teams, SOAR took place this year over half the amount of days that it usually does. We had fewer participants than we have for many years, as team sizes were small, but an equal amount of groups with a total of 9 (same amount of groups as SOAR 2020!). Some celebrations from our diverse groups at SOAR SASK this year are that two of these groups were international groups, with a group from Panama and Colombia joining for many parts of the online interactions and teachings. We also celebrate that even in this different format three of the teams participating this year were multi-generational teams which is an area of the program that we have desired to see grow as we long for a broader base of ages to be represented in the SOAR community. Five of the teams joining this year had never before participated in the program and for that too we give thanks to God! SOAR SASK exists to create an environment where people can Grow in their relationship with Jesus, to Know God’s heart for the world, and to Go and join God in mission by the power of His Spirit! Like any other year the majority of this work of Growing Knowing and Going actually happens beyond the experiences of the program itself as these are simply characteristics of a disciple of Jesus. We are so happy to have put in the effort to run SOAR SASK in this new format and look forward to hearing stories of transformation from those who participated this year. We as a leadership team (consisting of more that 25 people!) are encouraged that the master’s words in Matthew 25 are God’s words not only over our leadership this year but over everyone who came and participated in SOAR SASK, and indeed, over any faithful disciple of Jesus - “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!” Matthew 25:23 NIV

Ryan T Epp
SOAR SASK Coordinator

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