Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Little Adventure.

This weekend is the ladies retreat at Arrowhead and Liz has been planning for some time to go and assist Marcia in any way that she can. It is so often brought to our attention that more often than not our plans are not God's plans. This week 'our' plans had been for me to drive Liz to Aulac, New Brunswick this evening where we would meet Marcia - Liz would travel the remainder of the way with her. Well the Lord saw the evening differently. Just after we passed by Sackville and turned onto the 102 the car began to sputter a little smoke from under the hood - it subsided. But several minutes later as we neared the Airport it began belching quite a lot of smoke - after some minutes on the phone with our personal mechanic (Lizs' brother Jonathan) we decided to return home... slowly and carefully. From that point on we didn't even see so much as a whisp of smoke. We returned home with no problems and I've been out to do errands with no problems again. So we're praying that perhaps it was something acute and benign.

This does however leave Liz here and not at the camp - so she's hopping on the bus in Falmouth, Nova Scotia in the morning and will be arriving at Young's Cove tomorrow evening after 7 - it's going to take over 8 hours to make a 4 hour journey. So please pray for Liz as she travels - that she'll have safety and patience.

Please pray also for the retreat - that the Lord will touch hearts and lives and refresh spirits.
Liz and I are continuing to learn what it means to truly rely 100% on the Lord to provide for our needs. As we go about raising support for our ministry work to begin, it is becoming more and more clear that we have to give everything over to God and rest in His perfect plans. The car He provided for us is His car and He will provide for whatever we need, the catch will be realizing that what we think we need and what God knows we need may be very different things.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Carving

This is a promotional short produced by NCEM - I thought it might be a good way to share with you what NCEM is about. In this video, the unique art of snow carving illustrates missions among Canada's First Peoples.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Habitation Baptist Church

Howdy all,

We had the opportunity to share at Habitation Baptist Church in Port Royal, Nova Scotia this past Sunday. It was a real blessing for us to be able to share our excitement in this new ministry with family and friends. We certainly appreciate their prayers as we continue to prepare to move to Cumberland Bay. It is a blessing to be able to share in this ministry opportunity with as many people as possible - the larger our team of supporters and prayer warriors the richer this ministry of the Lord will be.

Liz and I are still both working at our jobs - Liz will stay at the Pharmacy until we are ready to move to New Brunswick - my job is due to be completed at the end of October. We are prayerful and hopeful that our support will be sufficient so by that point we'll have our house on the market and I will be able to work full time with NCEM. We are both eager to get moved and get to work, but we are patiently waiting on the Lord - everything is in His good time.

Blessings,
Grant

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Arrowhead Promo Video

Well I've finally finished putting together a promo video for the camp for this year. It was a bit challenging, the video and photos come from numerous sources - but it will give you all a chance to see the camp and some of the kids!


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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy September!

Hey everyone! This is my blogging debut as Grant has been the one posting the messages. I'm going to try and be a more regular contributor to the blog postings - so here goes.
Here it is September already, where has the summer gone? Vacations are over for another summer and so back to the grind it is. Grants new job has been working out really well. He's enjoying the escape of the cubicle and being in the great outdoors.
We are starting to get bookings for Sundays and sharing our ministry opportunity. This Sunday we will be at Habitation Baptist Church in Port Royal. It is my home church so it will be really nice to share with the people that I've grown up with - what God has been calling us to. On Nov. 9th we are sharing at our church here in Windsor, Windsor United Baptist Church, we are looking forward to that as well.
This evening we shared with our Bible study group, Carpenters Hands. It is a real blessing to see others excited about camp Arrowhead and our opportunities of ministry there.
Thanks everyone for letting us share with you what God has been doing in our lives. It's been amazing to see how God has put this desire in our hearts to minister to the First Nations people and so we want to share it!
Take care and have a great day!
Elizabeth

Monday, September 1, 2008

Reflection...

The weekend that I first began to feel the Lords calling to this ministry with NCEM, we were visiting with Kevin and Marcia at their home. On a daily calendar in their home was a short verse that spoke directly to me. I was wrestling with the idea of ministry and what it might mean to Elizabeth and I. The truth of that single sentence has been revealed to me each day since we decided to follow the Lord's leading into ministry. I thought I'd share it with you tonight.

"Whatever God tells us to do, He also helps us to do." - Dora Greenwell