This Friday marks the end of summer and beginning of fall. It is a season of harvest. Matthew 9:38 implores us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the whitened fields. Why do you receive It’s Monday Again at approximately 9:30 a.m. each week? It’s a reminder to stop and pray to the Lord of the harvest at 9:38 a.m. As my alarm goes off each day I am often in mid-conversation with other Kingdom leaders. And so we stop and agree together as we are reminded that the greatest recruiter for the greatest cause is the Great I AM. So, why not take a couple of minutes right now to join the 9:38 intercessors and set your phone alarm as a daily reminder?
And speaking of spiritual harvest – praise God for the 43 baptisms and 25 decisions for Christ celebrated under the leadership of Brent Ingersoll in the weekend services of Kings Church! Exciting days of ongoing growth and expansion for this flagship church in our Atlantic Tribe.
- Sharon Simoneau (Miramichi) was installed yesterday morning followed by a celebration lunch including a special cake officially welcoming their new pastor. Sharon & Dan are a gifted and upbeat ministry couple serving at the right time in the right place to be sure!
- Jason Parker (Woods Harbour) is the bearer of good news – 110 in worship yesterday morning where a seeker came to faith in Christ, and Carolina is pregnant! Exciting days of growth and new life for WHWC & the Parkers.
- Moncton Wesleyan hosted a Beth Moore simulcast event this weekend with 227 present including three groups from Nova Scotia. One participant had this to say, “Every woman needs a day just to breathe and focus her spiritual well-being. Love how Beth Moore brings life to God’s Word.”
- If the ladies of your church family missed out on the MWC event, you have another great opportunity coming up soon… check out Harvest Conference on October 27-28.
- Caton’s Island Assistant Director Ian McMath reports, “The annual Men’s Weekend was a great success! 40+ guys had a blast skeet shooting, zip lining and practicing their archery skills. Special thanks to Matt Maxwell (Journey) and Jay Guptill (Hillside) for sharing their hearts and others who made this weekend a success.”
- Shawn Craven (Havelock, NS) has endured a challenging week in his recovery from liver surgery on September 6th. Please continue to lift up Shawn & Michelle and their family in prayer as we ask the Great Physician for health enough to release the Cravens for home in the next few days.
- Prayer and details for response in your local churches through World Hope Canada to the devastation of Harvey/Irma hurricanes is a noteworthy item below.
- Reg Thomas (Perth Andover) and the leadership of PAWC are preparing to launch another banner year of ministry with Awana with over 70 children registered! Awana has been a tremendous team building program for the church body, has increasing brand recognition with parents in the community, and last Sunday an Awana parent and her son attended morning worship for the first time. The following before/after pics of the foyer are a result of Maximizing Impact recommendations and the eye-catching upgrade was coordinated by Dan Burman – well done.
Consecration Thot: The real secret of an unsatisfied life lies too often in an unsurrendered will. (Hudson Taylor)
Hurricanes this fall have been both catastrophic and historic! Life threatening winds and a massive storm ripped through Northern Cuba on Saturday September 9th, claiming the lives of 8 people so far. With wind gusts of over 110 mph, Irma knocked out power lines and flooded the Villa Clara area; the town of Camajuaní, center of The Wesleyan Church – Cuba organization.
In the words Rev. Cárdenas, of the National Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church in Cuba, “In my lifetime I have experienced many hurricanes, but nothing like IRMA, in this area we have never experienced such strong winds. I live in a concrete house with solid concrete roof and there were moments I thought the house was going to lift off the foundation.”
World Hope Canada is preparing to send teams and supplies to Cuba to assist with clean up and recovery efforts. At this time, we are waiting for the full needs assessment. In the meantime, we need your help.
This upcoming week, Kingswood is holding their Ignite services with special guest speaker Dr. Colleen Derr. Watch online vie the KU Chapel webpage.
Kingswood University’s dynamic youth event ENCOUNTER is happening October 13-14. ENCOUNTER is designed to engage youth (grades 8-12) in worship, through music and the Word, and to challenge them to explore the call God has placed on their lives.
Only $60 per student. Early-bird rate deadline September 19th. For more details and to register: https://kingswood.edu/encounter
Harvest Women’s Conference
Worship – Guest Speakers – Food – Friends – Fun – Annual Women’s Conference located in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. October 27 – 28, 2017. harvestconference.ca
Awakening youth rally is geared towards both Junior/Senior High students and will occur on November 17-18 at Hillside’s Parkway Campus of Hillside. Check out awakeningrally.com for more info on speaker, band, and registration.
Have you heard of CMASH? CMASH stands for Canadian Medical and Surgical Healthcare. As part of Global Partners Health Network (GPHN) we send teams of medical professionals who offer their expertise to Wesleyan mission fields internationally. For the last 7 years we have been focusing our efforts on Haiti and the Wesleyan hospital in La Gonave. We are now looking at other countries like Zambia. Not only are our teams helping the poor and the sick but the experiences are touching team members lives as well. You can find out more about CMASH on our website www.cmash.ca.