Summer fun. Amidst all the ministry activity of the summer camping season and church relations, there is always a moment for a change of pace. On Saturday, we spent part of the day with three of our grandchildren. Great moments. Making memories. Having fun. Thankful. All four of our grands will be at Caton’s next week. Are your kids or grand kids a part of Catons 2014? If so – it is a life-changing place.
Woods Harbour held a baptism yesterday. Every baptism is a Kingdom moment and an embarrassment to the devil. Onward and Upward.
More than 300 people were part of a George Canyon concert in the Beulah Tab on Thursday evening. Great synergy in the crowd and George ministered clearly and with excellence in what he referred to as a worship concert. He also effectively promoted the world class work of Compassion Canada.
I made a whirlwind 36 hour swing through SW Nova last week. My primary purpose was to meet with David and Amy Hockley in Ingomar and to meet with the LBA there as well. I also dropped in unannounced on Pastor John at Yarmouth and got to meet their new Children’s Pastor Allison Jacobson. I shared lunch with Rod Guptill from Woods Harbour along the way. It is always good to be out and about rubbing shoulders with the tribe.
Looks great. New Hope Valley had a men’s BBQ recently. It is such a builder of community to see the church family connecting outside the building.
Our district has taken a significant interest and partnership involvement in Global Partners work in Cuba. A number of us have been privileged to visit there as well. Our National Superintendent there Nehemias Cardennes and his wife Cary became grandparents for the first time just a few days ago. Congrats and PTL for safe arrival of Elias.
Barry Vernon and his family are living at Beulah temporarily. He is available for pulpit supply during the summer and perhaps beyond. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Hockley resigned yesterday as pastor of Faith Wesleyan in Ingomar. He will conclude his ministry there on Sept 7. I will be meeting with the local leaders on Aug 24 as we chart a path forward. Thanks for praying for David, Amy and Levi during this time of transition.
I was privileged to speak yesterday morning at the Maple Ridge church. It is always good to worship with this dynamic congregation. Thanks for continuing to pray for Pastor Nick Graham and his family and the health challenges he is facing.
Twelve of our churches have expressed interest in being designated as a Maximizing Impact church. I am very pleased with this strong response. Selections will be made in August for both the fall of this year and the spring of 2015. Onward and Upward.
THOT: “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa
ON SECOND THOT: “We live in a busy world but there’s a difference between empty fatigue and gratifying tiredness. Invest in the things you deeply care about.” – Eugene Cho
Best Years Fellowship – Aug 15-17. Details to follow from director Rev. Mel Norton. Save the dates.