Most of you reading this know at least one of us four. We are two families, but we are one family in Christ and therefore one family on mission. We firmly believe that the message of the gospel must be heard, but we also believe that the community formed by the gospel must be seen. For both of these reasons, our families are pursuing ministry together; to spur each other on in the Great Commission of our Lord and to tangibly showcase the unity we share in the family of God.
The Murray family — Aaron, Melissa and their two boys, Sawyer and Weston — came to Sioux Lookout, Ontario (don't worry, we hadn't heard of it either) four years ago from Southern Ontario. Aaron pastors the children and youth in our local church and Melissa works as a Speech Language Pathologist for the Northwestern Health Unit. The Laustsen family — Zach, Olive and their daughter, Sage — came to Sioux Lookout one year later from Nova Scotia and Zach works as an Air Traffic Specialist for Nav Canada and Olive operates a private ceramics studio from home.