Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wagons East

Every year about this time we launch a project campaign for the ministry at Arrowhead. This year we have a fantastic opportunity for some practical help for Arrowhead. This year we have a super exciting opportunity for you to join with us in!!

THE OPPORTUNITY
NCEM has given us the opportunity to acquire a truckload of supplies from a ministry centre in Alberta; items ranging from sporting goods, commercial kitchen supplies, tools, office supplies and furniture. There is a 15 passenger van and the possibility of a trailer that we can acquire at very little cost (inspection and minor repairs). There are supplies at NCEM HQ that we can retrieve and haul East, as well as an almost brand new commercial Dishwasher that we are being given in Saskatchewan as well.

THE TASK
In order to avail Arrowhead of this fantastic opportunity I will need to recruit a second driver and we will need to fly to Edmonton. From there we will travel to Lac La Biche to retrieve the van and trailer and load it with the materials destined for Arrowhead. We will then travel to Saskatchewan to retrieve the commercial dishwasher and continue on to NCEM headquarters for any remaining materials. Then we will take turns driving and it will be WAGON's EAST.

THE TRIP
The journey from Alberta to Cumberland Bay will be almost 4700 kms and will take 3 to 5 days. It is our plan to take the journey prior to the end of March. So we are very limited in our timeline.

THE ASK
This journey will require us to fund two one-way plane tickets from Fredericton to Edmonton, fuel for the return journey and meals along the way, as well as some minor repair fees for the van and insurance for the journey. We are estimating that $2,600 would cover all of these costs for this project; the benefits far outweighing the expense.

HOW TO GIVE
If you or your church would like to contribute to this important project for Arrowhead Native Bible Centre; you can give by contacting NCEM directly at 306-764-3388 (this method will give you a tax deductible receipt); you can also visit the website HERE. or by visiting our Go Fund Me profile HERE. If you give directly to NCEM please indicate to them that you are giving to the ANBC Wagon's East campaign.

JUST IN CASE
Any funds received over and above our actual expenses will be used for retrofitting, registering and licensing the van and trailer in New Brunswick.

Wagon's East

Extended Ecclesia

It has been a commitment for me this year to visit as many of our supporting churches as possible. Whether supporting in prayer, finances, practical ministry or hands on service I want to minister to you for the sake of the ministry here and keeping you connected to what the Lord is doing here. It has been my privilege to visit a number of churches already this year and I look forward to being with many more of you in the coming months.

If you would like for us to come and give a ministry update to your church, mission group, Bible fellowship or Sunday School, please don't hesitate to ask.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

ANBC Advisory Team

It has been a huge blessing to have a team of faithful folks working to support the leadership of the ministry here at Arrowhead Native Bible Centre. Without their input, wisdom and encouragement over the past number of years this task would have been far more difficult. 

Our committee has had some changes of late that have changed the dynamic of our group and meetings, and we are excited to see where the Lord is going to take this ministry at Arrowhead. We have a lot of exciting ideas and plans and have some ideas that are currently before the executive of NCEM. 

Please continue to pray for Arrowhead Native Bible Centre as we strive to lead it in the direction that God would have it go. It is our hearts desire to see it be obedient to Him in His word, effective in that obedience and constantly striving to be a servant for the sake of the Gospel. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Camp Meetings

It is important to debrief and regroup from time to time. It was very encouraging to be able to travel to Saskatchewan to visit Big river Bible Camp and Pine Ridge Bible Camp—both residential camps operated by NCEM missionaries. To be able to discuss challenges and joys and encourage one other while sharing resources and ideas is of inestimable value. I very much appreciated the opportunity to visit these camps this Fall.

We enjoyed a round table discussion with many of the other camp workers. 

Tim Gradin entering one of the cabins at Pine Ridge Bible Camp. 

Pine Ridge Bible Camp. 

The fantastic new lodge at Big River Bible Camp.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Second Annual Christmas Craft Market

Our second annual Christmas Craft Market was a great success. We are so thankful for everyone who was able to come out and volunteer to make it a success. Through the event we were able to raise enough money to put new signage on the property. Further to that, it was great to see so many new faces and give them an opportunity to see the facility we have here.

We set up a cosy spot for people to enjoy their lunch. 

We are so grateful for the generous donation of our beautiful Christmas Tree from McCready's U-Cut. 

Liz hosted a table of baked goods. 

We had a number of vendors offering a variety of different home made goods. 

We served "Christmas Dinner Poutine" and it was a great success.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A lil' visit to NBBI

It was a privilege to be able to visit New Brunswick Bible Institute. We had a ministry team from the school join us at Arrowhead this year for a week of summer camp - and it was nice to be able to reconnect with them and meet some new faces as well. It's always a pleasure to visit the school.

We took the opportunity to sit in on a couple of classes while we were at the school. Dave Doherty is an Associate Missionary with NCEM and represents the mission on the campus; he serves as the Campus Pastor, the Academic Dean and facilitates many of the courses. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Our friend Paul

It was a huge blessing to have our friend Paul Marshaller with us this month. We typically have a "Fall Work Week" in October and this year we were immensely blessed to have Paul join us once again. Along with servicing all of our equipment he took the time to share his truck with us and help us to retrieve a donation of 70 chairs for our chapel. Kingsway Assembly in Quispamsis, NB very kindly donated the chairs to Arrowhead.

Our lovely donated chairs loaded up behind Pauls truck and the ANBC canoe wagon. 

It was a much more solid load than it perhaps looked. We made it safe and sound.