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My name is Matthew Lahey, father of three and husband to my beautiful wife, Ruth. My family and I moved back to Newfoundland in 2018 after spending seven years in Australia. During that season I began studying towards a Bachelor of Theology and it was during this time I felt extremely challenged about my lack of involvement in the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20).
Newfoundland is my home and there are many people in this amazing province – let alone St. John’s – who, at best, have a surface level knowledge of Jesus and, yet, don't know Jesus. Added to this, Newfoundland's capital city - St. John's - sees less than 1% of it's population attending an evangelical, gospel-centred church on any given week. When we talk about unreached and forgotten people groups in Canada, Newfoundland may very well be near the top.
There's much work to be done here in Newfoundland.
It is both humbling and exciting that God would provide my family and I with an opportunity to plant a church in one of the southern neighbourhoods of St. John's called Kilbride.
May all the glory and honor be given to Him!