Bonavista Church was able to bless Pastor Murray & Lorrie with a much-anticipated sabbatical from October 2015 – March 2016. They travelled to Italy, visited Kory & Erin Sikstrom in Romania, and enjoyed some much-deserved downtime and relaxation. We’ve attached the interview as well as the pictures shared.



The main Bible passage for sabbatical concepts is Genesis 2:2-3, in which God rested (literally, “ceased” from his labour) after creating the universe, and it is applied to people (Jew and Gentile, slave and free) and even to beasts of burden in one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:8-11, reaffirmed in Deuteronomy 5:12-15). All agriculture was stopped during these periods, so even the land itself was given a Sabbath.

In recent times, “sabbatical” has come to mean any extended absence in the career of an individual in order to achieve something. In the modern sense, one takes sabbatical typically to fulfill some goal, e.g., writing a book or travelling extensively for research. 

Taken from http://wikipedia.org