The Wesleyan Standard Church of Egypt celebrated on Saturday with one of two major services to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of its humble and sacrificial beginnings in 1920. An original team of 33 guests from North America had flights purchased in 2020, but the pandemic disruption indefinitely delayed this significant milestone. Eleven team members were present with Global Partners
Executive Director Dennis Jackson to honour our Wesleyan family at a new conference centre location in Badr City.
Our Atlantic District Director of Global Partners, Denn Guptill (Cornerstone
), preached yesterday in the newest church of our Egyptian Conference in the Cairo region. A full service complete with a children’s choir, high energy worship team, and drama by the youth group was enjoyed by all. There have been four new churches started in our Egyptian Church family in the past two years – PTL!
God wants to pour out a powerful experience of His touch during our time together at our January Ministerial. I have had countless conversations with Kingdom leaders who are facing off with the most challenging days most have ever known in this extended pandemic season. Our threadbare souls are in need of something only the Master can bring… renewal.
Congratulations to Rev. Gerald & Kaye MacKinnon on their 75th Anniversary (December 3rd)! We don’t often mention anniversaries in IMA but this is a pretty special milestone celebration for two choice Kingdom servants in our Atlantic Tribe – thanks to you both for modelling a wonderful marriage and ministry.
The last Sunday evening of November, Moncton
(Joel Gorveatte) held a very special memorial service
with the greater church body to honour the memory of those who have passed away during this pandemic. We have been through days of no funeral services at all, to very limited numbers, to graveside services only, to full funeral services with no reception, to the present reality where unvaccinated family members are not permitted to attend a funeral service for their loved one. As each loved one’s name was read aloud, one a single white rose was placed across the front of the platform.
Ellen joins me in expressing sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District to Steve & Heather Bradley (Browns Flat Fellowship) on the November 29th passing of her father, Bill Cruickshank. CLICK HERE for his obituary
and the opportunity to share words of support. Thank you for your prayers and love for the family at this time.