In Part 4 of our series, “Center Point”, Pastor Mike draws our attention to the impact Christ in us has in our workplaces. He shares the story of his first bosses, Eduard & Anne Dueck, a strong Christian couple, who sought to live this everyday as Janitors at BC Tree Fruits. Here are their reflections.
We had parents who taught us the real meaning of honoring and depending on the grace of God In all that we do. In many ways we felt that moving to Kelowna was from the Lord.
We were able to start our small janitorial business with our family, but after some years it became more difficult as the workload increased. We started to hire some young people who attended the church where we were members. We were tested in many ways as to our integrity and to see if we were trustworthy. These were things that we would discuss with our workers.
It was important that a standard of trust was set. We tried to show them how to honour God in the way we did our work. For us it was a Mission to the youth. They would be watching us and we truly wanted to make a difference in their life so that as they would leave our workplace, they would take along what we had taught them regarding Biblical principles that we did not preach to them verbally but rather lived it.
Looking at our life story today we can truly say that we looked at our work place in the light of Colossians 3:16 and Colossians 3:22 "Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Lord and not merely for your masters, remembering that it is the Lord Christ who is going to pay you, giving you your full portion of all he owns."