Thursday, May 26, 2011

99 Balloons!

I want to share a video that a friend of mine posted on Facebook today. It is a sad video, but I highly recommend you watch it... don't be overwhelmed by the story and miss the point though.

A lot of people ask me "Why do bad things happen to good people" and there are 2 answers to that question... firstly (in short) that there are no good people (Romans 3:10, Matthew 19:17). But more importantly, bad things are allowed to happen to bring glory to God. This video is an excellent illustration of this.

"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him" ~John Piper

Just thought you might appreciate the encouragement... if we are walking with the Lord and allow Him to carry us through the valleys, He will be glorified in us and we will be sustained in Him!

99 Balloons from Igniter Media on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

mawio'mi: the gathering 2011

We had a fantastic weekend at Arrowhead with the men for the men's retreat! It was a blessing to have men from around the Maritimes come for a weekend of fellowship, fun and worship! Kirk Hubick, a missionary with Open Air Campaigners came to share with us in four sessions over the course of the weekend. Kirk brought the gospel in a clear and comprehensive way that gave us all cause for pause as we considered our own relationship with the Lord.

Keep Kirk in prayer as he continues to go and labour for the Lord on the streets of our cities and campuses... and consider perhaps joining him!

We were also blessed to have Paul Patterson and Ewen MacKillop come and minister to us in music.

David Goodfellow came to facilitate our 'spud gun' workshop - it was a blast!

And what would a men's retreat be like without lots of grand vittles! The ladies in the kitchen spoiled us for sure!

Here's a video of our spud gun antics! Good times had by all!

Animism and Chronological Bible

This is a great little article on the CMI website pertaining to Animism and the challenges of sharing the Gospel. Just thought I'd share it with you all. I highly recommend giving it a read!

Just click HERE to give it a look.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Last week Kevin and I traveled to Lisbon Falls Maine and had a wonderful meeting with the team from Lisbon Falls Baptist Church that will be coming to minister together at Arrowhead this summer. We are always encouraged by the enthusiasm of the team and look forward to having each of them come this summer.

This week has been busy as we prepare for "the Gathering", Arrowhead's first Men's retreat. Yesterday Liz began preparing the menu and cleaning up. I did some painting in the office. Today while Liz cleaned the main lodge, Roger, Rob and I installed the new shutters in the kitchen and dish palace (due to the recent renovations, the dish pit is now far too nice to be called a pit - so at Lorrayne's encouragement we've decided that it shall henceforth be known as the dish palace). The new shutters will help with noise reduction in the kitchen area.

This afternoon Liz and I put a couple of more coats of paint in the office. Martin Bear and another gentleman are coming tomorrow to install the new flooring in the office - so we're hopeful to have all the painting done before they arrive. I'll post some pictures of the office renovations once we have all of the furniture back in!

Please keep the men's retreat in prayer. It is our first year doing a retreat for men in this way. We are hopeful for good numbers of men and opportunities for ministry.

A new shutter and a new counter for the dish palace.

Roger making some adjustments to the big window shutter!

Holding... holding... holding...

The new shutters look pretty snazzy and should help with kitchen noise reduction.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Executive Meetings

Last week we spent cleaning up from the work week and preparing for some of the NCEM executive to come and join us at Arrowhead for some meetings. On Tuesday evening we were joined by NCEM general Director, Albert Heal and InFocus team members Alan and Esther Giesbrecht. We met with them for two days to discuss future programs and evaluate the best possible ways in which we can institute new programs at ANBC.

The days were productive and led to some valuable discussion. We are looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us as we labour here at Arrowhead Native Bible Center and seek how most effectively to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Canada's First Nations people.

This week coming, Kevin and I will be traveling to the United States to meet with a ministry team from Lisbon Falls Baptist Church. The team will be coming in two different groups during our summer camps this year. Meeting with them will be a valuable opportunity for us to meet new team members and reconnect with those who have been to ANBC in the past. Please pray for safety as we go and that the meeting will be a wonderful encouragement and time of preparation for service.