Monday, February 27, 2012


Phase two of our water system overhaul and installation is now complete. Phase one was running the water lines to three of our buildings from the main lodge; this was completed last October. Phase two has been the installation of the new water filtration system in the main lodge and connecting it to the newly run lines. With the leadership of Roan Elford this portion of the project has now been completed as well (well! ... water joke!). I'll walk you through the new system;

Stage 1: We have two wells, the newest of the wells (with the greatest capacity) has a significant sodium content. The older of the two wells is only affected by sodium after it reaches a certain level of consumption. The new system has been connected to the larger of the wells, and the smaller (older) well will be used strictly as a redundant well in case of emergency. The water enters the building to the left of the larger pressure tank and is at that point separated into water that will be treated and water that will not be treated. The potable (treated) water will service the kitchen faucets, the coffee machine, the water fountain and the kitchens of the outer cabins; while the untreated water will service everything else (toilets, showers etc.)

Stage 2: The water to be treated will then enter this softening unit, known as an air-induction system. This system will remove iron and sulfur prior to the water entering the next stage.

Stage 3: The water will then enter this unit, known as reverse osmosis treatment. It travels through a 5 micron sediment filter and two carbon block filters prior to entering the "RO" chamber (the horizontal stainless cylinder at the back).

Stage 4: The water leaves the reverse osmosis unit and is deposited into this 100 gallon reservoir. At a later time I will be installing an air injection system in this reservoir to keep the water fresh.

Stage 5: The water will only leave the reservoir when it is called for from one of the destination points. The pump at the lower section of this image is an on demand pump that will transfer water from the holding tank as needed. It will distribute the treated water to the outer cabins through the shut-offs as required.

Stage 6: The water that will be remaining in the main building will then travel through this ultraviolet light cylinder and will kill any remaining bacteria that may have survived the treatment process. It is our hope, in the future, to install UV units like this one in the outer cabins as well.

We are very grateful to Roan for taking the time to come and do this installation for us (I helped as best I could... pipes and wires... I only got one shock!); and to the Minute Man program for making this a reality for Arrowhead!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Amish Grace

"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ~ Matthew 6:14-15

At first glance this appeared to be a historic romance, of the kind my wife enjoys. Admittedly, not generally the sort of film I jump at the opportunity to watch. But recently, on one particularly lazy Sunday afternoon, Liz and I sat down to watch this together. My expectations were quite low going in - in fact I didn't even realize that it was based on the actual events of the Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006.

Theatrically Amish Grace was passable, but it is a film that takes several steps beyond the importance of production values. It presents as both a social commentary and a rather poignant reminder of just how starkly painful forgiveness can be.

Of late, the Lord has been teaching me a great deal about the value, importance and necessity of Biblical forgiveness. I am struck by how timely it is that I saw this movie; and by the beautiful example of forgiveness presented by the Amish community at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The response of the community was a Biblical one, centered on honoring God alone. They shed their own feelings and natural response of hatred and, as best as they knew how, forgave as God has forgiven. The media, indeed the world, could not comprehend this response. Perhaps, even much of the Christian church had difficulty processing what had been done in forgiving the man who had torn their world apart. In this depiction of their actions we can learn a great lesson from these humble folk.
"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." ~ Ephesians 4:32
We live in a world that is not accustomed to such behavior; so much so, that when something like this happens it is (shamefully) a stark contrast to the humanism that has crept into our Christian lives of ease and comfort. Our responses to mistreatment, judgement and hatred are no different than the rest of our culture - and it should not be so. I should be seeking to live a Godly life, and unexpectedly so.
"If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the Lord will reward you." ~ Proverbs 25:21-22
Hatred is a selfish response to a suffering. I found the following dialogue from the film to be extremely thought provoking and seated in wisdom;
Katie "I hate that man too, he did a bad, evil thing; and I hate him more than anything."
Gideon "He did do an evil thing, and I don't blame you for hating him; and you can hate him for as long as you like. But tell me, this hate that's inside of you - how does it feel? Does it feel good?"
Katie "... not very good"
Gideon "No. Hate is a very big, very hungry thing with lots of big teeth; and it will eat up your whole heart, and leave no room left for love. We are lucky that God understands this. He is the one that will hand out the punishment so that we don't have to carry all this terrible hate around inside of us if we don't want to. If we are willing to forgive."
It's a powerful truth, and indeed it is one thing as Christians for us to nod our heads and say, "yes indeed"; it is quite another to live it out as did these gentle people in the deepest possible pain of their lives. They knew that the sovereignty of God, the Grace of God, indeed the Love of God was sufficient for them and to exercise hatred toward this man and his family would simply not be honoring to God. For God's sake alone they placed themselves in His hands completely. Would that I could have that much Faith in my Savior.

Gideon "Forgiving ... doesn't mean forgetting, it doesn't even mean a pardon. We know that Charlie will stand before a just God. But we also know that if we hold onto our anger and resentment, then it is only ourselves that are being punished."
I've had a misconception of forgiveness. I have believed in my heart that if I forgive, I am condoning or baring the responsibility of the actions of another; that I am approving everything that is done against me, and in doing so dismissing myself in the process. This is not the case, as we are taught in scripture, it is our place to forgive injustices done against us; without any caveat or demands. We must forgive as we have been forgiven. Before God our sins are equally egregious, yet as believers we are forgiven, we must therefore forgive or make ourselves out to be the worst kind of hypocrite.

"But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away." ~ Isaiah 64:6
I am reminded of a quote from my Bible School days, one of our instructors spoke on the condition of our hearts saying;
"Our greatest deeds are nothing more than splendid sin" ~ David Doherty
When I find myself forgetting to forgive, I must remind myself of a rather well known passage of scripture; and although this speaks of judging a fellow Christian, the truth of it is applicable in context of my relationship to the world at large.
"And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." ~ Matthew 7:3-5
The point is that we are not yet perfect, and will not be until we are with Him in heaven. God is the perfect judge, and it is most certainly not our place to do so. It is ours to release our hatred to God; that it is for Him alone to judge according to His law.
"But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God," ~ Romans 2:5
As I begin to learn that which the Lord has for me to learn of forgiveness, the actions of the Amish community at Nickel Mines, as illustrated in this film, has served to show me just how difficult, yet possible in Christ, it can be to forgive - and more importantly, how vital it is to my relationship with Him!

a blindness.
"dust and plank, speck and board, a breach of what you can’t afford."
I think perhaps the only way to learn of forgiveness is to, in His Strength, begin to do so, as He has commanded. Forgiveness is releasing self to Him and resting in His Grace.

It is my most hearty recommendation that you take the time to watch this film. Avoid criticism of production values and allow yourself to witness the true story of forgiveness depicted. It may just speak to you, as it did me, about forgiving as God has forgiven.

As great an example of forgiveness as this movie is - for a greater example still, read the Gospel - John is a good place to start. God came to Earth and suffered and died at the hands of mankind - as a sacrifice for forgiveness; as a sacrifice for us; that through Him we might be reconciled to God the Father. The example of forgiveness given us by Christ should serve to catch us up when we refuse to forgive.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Today Roan and I (really - more Roan than I... but I try to help... tell the occasional story... and make noises through the pipes) began installation of the air induction system and reverse osmosis unit. We cut into the supply from the new well and ran a line into the air induction system - this is the first stage of filtration in the process, it will prepare the water for the "R.O." unit. Now that we have run the lines for those two units we will focus our attention on the float system in the holding tank and the UV light installation. If all goes well (well... ha... see what I did there...) tomorrow we should complete our work with the filtration system and be able to do a dry run (ha! dry run...).

Things are going rather smoothly and we have been enjoying working together! It is certainly nice to have pleasant company to work along side for the week! And it is very exciting to see the system take shape and realize just how beneficial it will be to the ministries of ANBC! We are so very grateful for the Minute Man program and for Roan who has been willing to take so much time from his schedule to come and install it for us!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Today we get down to business with the water system. At one point I was put in charge of gluing... and remarkably all of my digits are still free moving! Things have progressed nicely and we have built several of our main components. Tomorrow promises to be another full day of gluing and clamping... and soldering!

Roan engineering our system for easy water management.

My contribution to the day was some pretty amazing gluing... really... it was a massacre... but nothing will leak!

A few pieces we have yet to install... tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Today was a big day of shopping once again. Roan and I hit every possible supplier of water and filtration equipment as we sought to fill our order for needed fixtures, connectors and supplies. Not one of the suppliers had a complete availability of the things we needed. But after a full day - we are now ready to get started on the install.

As you may remember we had a brand new well installed in November of 2009. It has good volume (11-12 GPM) but unfortunately the well connects with a salt vein and has turned out to be a significant source of sodium; as such, we need to purify the water to make it potable. So, this week we will be installing an air induction system which will remove iron and sulphur. This system will be followed by a reverse osmosis system, which will remove the salt from the water and make it drinkable. These two systems will be followed by a UV light which will kill any bacteria.

We have our work cut out for us (er'... Roan has his work cut out... I have no idea what's going on with all these pipes... but I have a good teacher...). We will have some excellent potable water in our kitchen, office and two of our cabins by weeks end! Although there are yet to be plumbing fixtures in the cabins, that will be a project for down the road!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


This week Liz and I have a special guest with us. Roan Elford is chief financial officer of NCEM, and has come to stay with us for the week as he installs a brand new water system at Arrowhead. He has had extensive experience with water system installation and maintenance at KBI, NCEM's Bible Institute in Lac La Biche, Alberta.

Throughout this week I'll give Roan as much of a hand as I am able as he installs a reverse osmosis and air induction system in our main lodge. This will service our lodge, office and two of our large cabins with potable water while clearing up our salt problems in both wells. I'll try to post pictures here each day to show our progress.

Today we were in Fredericton to pick up the system and all of our necessary supplies. Due to a misunderstanding with one of our suppliers we will need to scoot back into town in the morning for the rest of the load before we can begin.

Today was a plotting and planning day.

We cleaned up the space in our utility room today in preparation for the new equipment.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

NBBI Teen Retreat 2012

This weekend, Liz and I had the opportunity to take some teens from Oromocto to the NBBI teen retreat. Liz connected with some young teen girls who were very eager to come along with us to the school. We picked them up Friday and headed up to Hartland. It was a great opportunity to spend some time with the girls, all of whom have been coming to our summer camps for years and sometimes still attend Carroll and Cathy Hills' kids club.

We appreciated your prayers as we were away, it was a wonderful weekend. Everyone seemed to have a good time and engaged with the program. Our outing went smoothly and without incident. Trent Boyd, a pastor from West Buxton, Maine was the guest speaker; and he brought the gospel to the teens and leaders clearly and dynamically and in a way that held their attention.

The teams and leaders all lined up in their teams getting instructions for their next challenge.

The afternoon polar bear dip!


Game time!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Is this your year?

Perhaps this is your summer to volunteer with us at Arrowhead for one of our summer camps? Perhaps you've served with us in the past and are considering returning for one or more weeks again this summer?

It's shaping up to be an amazing summer, and we can't wait to see just what the Lord is going to do among both campers and staff!

There are some changes to the program and schedule this year, and we are offering a brand new staff training weekend. If you are coming to be staff with us this summer, you will need to take part in our more extensive staff training program. This volunteer training will be mandatory for everyone, including former staff - so to try to accommodate everyone we will be offering it in Ontario and Maine as well as at ANBC throughout the month of June.

June 15 - 17 (tentative) - Staff Training weekend at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church, Lisbon Falls, Maine
June 22 - 24 - Staff Training weekend at Gorrie Bible Fellowship in Gorrie, Ontario
June 29 - July 1
- Staff Training weekend at A.N.B.C.

Our summer camps schedule is changing this year as well. Our teen camp is the first week this year and will be followed by three weeks of junior camp. At this point I have not confirmed all of the communities and which week they will be coming. I will announce that as soon as it is confirmed.

July 9-13 • Teen Camp (ages 13-18)

July 16-20
• Junior Camp 1 (ages 8-12)
July 23-27 • Junior Camp 2 (ages 8-12)
July 30-August 3 • Junior Camp 3 (ages 8-12)

A brand new camp that we are trying this year will be our "Lil' Squirts Camp" for children ages 5-7. This camp is just three days and we may have older siblings to come along as well.

August 6-8
• Lil' Squirts Camp (ages 5-7)

The discipleship week is a special week of camp when we will offer more one on one discipleship with campers who have shown an interest in knowing more about God's Word and how to study it further. This will be a small camp with greater opportunities for one on one time.

August 13-16 • Discipleship Week

If you would like to volunteer with us for one or more weeks, or are simply considering joining us, you can download our application form by clicking HERE. We look forward to hearing from each of you.

Our camp video from 2011! Looking forward to another fantastic summer.

Monday, February 13, 2012

introducing: the ANBC advisory team

It has been exciting and encouraging to see the Lord put together an advisory team for the ministry at Arrowhead. Liz and I have both felt there would be great advantage to have a group of individuals dedicated to the ministry at Arrowhead who would be committed to sharing their expertise and input with us on a regular (and organized) basis. So, working with our field director, we began to make strides toward building a team.

This group of individuals is not a board of directors. As an NCEM ministry, Arrowhead falls under the direction of the NCEM executive who are governed by a board of directors. The ANBC advisory team functions exactly as the name implies, as a committee of advisors. We will meet four times a year (Lord willing) and will discuss various aspects of the ministry here and it's needs. These individuals will provide valuable insights and input, that will assist us in making decisions, they will provide accountability and credibility to the work and be a huge encouragement as we seek to be good stewards of this facility and it's programs.

I am very excited about this committee and look forward to what the Lord is going to do through it! There are six local members who have committed to attending the meetings and will have a more direct involvement. there are also four team members "at large" who, although not committed to attending meetings (who may attend, if opportunity permits), will still offer inputs and insights and respond to meeting minutes and reports.

Our first meeting was scheduled for last Saturday, but due to concerns with travel and weather, I cancelled it. Although disappointing, we will still be able to communicate electronically and we look forward to holding our first meeting in April. As such, this blog entry will serve as a cursory introduction of the team to one another and to all of you.

Please keep each of these men in prayer, as you pray for ANBC. That the Lord would be present in each of their lives, and that God might be honoured and glorified by each of them in their personal lives and as a team of advisors.

Introducing (alphabetically), the Arrowhead Native Bible Center Advisory Team (I stole their pictures from their respective Facebook pages... at risk of their wrath):

John Blois
Wilmot, New Brunswick
Sales Consultant,
CYV Chevrolet Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd.

Len Breen
Queensville, Ontario
Eastern Field Director,
Northern Canada Evangelical Mission

Don Currie
Quispamsis, New Brunswick
High School Teacher,
Hampton High School

Jerald Hayden
Bluevale, Ontario
A man of many talents, Jerald has been serving in the summers with ANBC for over a decade.

Roger Hill
Cumberland Bay, New Brunswick
Roger is a former manager of ANBC, serving with NCEM at ANBC for over two decades.

Joel Hoyt
Hampton, New Brunswick
Office Manager,
Hampton Bible Camp

Rob McCready
Cumberland Bay, New Brunswick
Trained Security Officer and experienced Businessman,
Rob has served at ANBC extensively and in various capacities for much of his life.

Rev. Raymond Pitcher
Sillikers, New Brunswick
Little Southwest Baptist Church

Joel Welch
Moncton, New Brunswick
Financial Consultant, Division Director,
Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

Phil Welch
Westport, Nova Scotia
Northern Canada Evangelical Mission

Friday, February 10, 2012

spiritual adversity

"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’" ~ John 15:18-25

It is a most common teaching these days that turning to Christ is a turning to a life that is miraculously blessed. A life that will return health and healing, financial stability (as long as we tithe regularly), and unprecedented joy. This is not only unbiblical, it teeters precariously on heresy (that is not to say there is no Joy in Christ - for indeed there is). The fact of the matter is that turning to Christ is a rejection of the world and sin; it is an abandonment of self. This situation is not only unpopular by the worlds standards, it is abhorrent to Satan and leads to the World hating us because the World hates Christ. That's the part of a gospel presentation that often gets left out of the sales pitch;

"Follow Christ, He is God; the World will hate you for it." (it is an overlooked truth)

But the Bible is very clear about just what we are to face as Christians, and adversity is part and parcel with our plight as the fallen race of mankind. Certainly we are made new Creatures when we repent and trust in Christ;

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

But this only means we will respond differently to our adversity, not that the adversity will cease.

"and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved." Matthew 10:22 (read Matthew 10:16-25 for context)

It is quite plain in this passage that it is our plight to suffer for the sake of Christ. We are told in Luke;

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." Luke 9:23 (read Luke 9:23-26 for context)

Being a follower of Christ is not supposed to be simple and easy – it is something we must actively choose to do daily, and labour at. Seeking after Christ daily in His word, in fellowship with other believers and in prayer is vital to our Christian walk - and will not only draw us closer to Him, but will equip us to face adversity when we are confronted with it. Adversity has many faces, it is not all blatant persecution, sometimes it is temptation, attitudes, habitual sin, abuse, the enemy of Christ will present adversity in every way possible.

No matter the source of our adversity, it is always an opportunity to learn both, how better to serve Christ, and how to be an example of Christ to the World. Think of this in terms of your own life, as I have been challenged to do the same. Do you face adversity for the sake of the Gospel in your life? Or do you make decisions that will keep you "out of trouble" with the World? There is nothing more important than the gospel, we are all commanded to go and make disciples and teach;

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." ~ Matthew 28:19-20

This is our command, and we must all be doing it to the greatest of our ability, daily. If we are not at odds with the World for what we teach, or how we live, then are we really living and teaching correctly? The World and the Bible are at odds, we've seen that in scripture already, so if the World is comfortable with you then you are either not fulfilling the commands of God or you are not teaching Biblical truth. If we as Christians are not confronted with adversity, what does that say about our testimony for Christ to the World?

I am not suggesting that we go out and stir up trouble - I am suggesting that, Biblically speaking, the Word of God is abhorrent to the World and when we preach it, teach it and live it we will be repelled by the World and the Devil.

There is hope, and there is peace and there is understanding in Christ. Just read over the Beattitudes for a beautiful example of how we should live before Christ, and just how He feels about it!
"And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake." ~ Matthew 5:2-11
Christ came to Earth to redeem those who would follow after Him. He suffered much adversity, persecution, pain and death. He knows better than anyone the hatred of the World.

"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." ~ John 15:18

This may all seem very grim and not overly encouraging; your reaction might be "my Jesus would never let me suffer" (to which I assert you may very well serve a different Jesus than the one of Scripture - "For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many." ~ Matthew 24:5). But it is my hope that you will read this and receive it as an edification to Stand for Christ. It is so important that we, as Christians, understand the World as the Bible presents it. It is so important that we worship, pray and study together; and hold one another up through adversity and persecution. That is the only way we will ever be able to make sense of the lies and deceptions of a culture filled with glitter and sparkle. As Christians, we MUST suffer for Christ, if we are not, who are we pleasing? Ourselves or the World?

The time is now to stand for Christ in the face of Spiritual adversity.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

the mighty mission group

Over the past few years we've had the privilege to present our ministry in various churches and in various capacities; sometimes Sunday morning, sometimes Sunday evening; during missions conferences and prayer meetings, youth groups, Christian schools, Sunday schools and Awana. Among all of these great opportunities that we have to share is a very special group of people. This group is known by various names, sometimes called W.M.S. (Womens Missionary Society), sometimes A.M.S. (Atlantic Missionary Society), sometimes W.M.F. (Womens Missionary Fellowship) and sometimes named in honour of a former labourer for the Lord now passed on. And to spite their names, these groups often include both men and women!

These groups are always a great blessing to us in their interest, dedication and value in cross-cultural and home missions. They are warriors in prayer who are committed to encouraging missionaries and holding them up in prayer regularly. It is humbling and encouraging to be able to be with them and share with them the work the Lord has laid on our hearts here at Arrowhead with NCEM.

I decided to share a bit with you about missionary groups, because in the past couple of weeks we have been blessed to be able to share with two different groups in Shediac and Saint John and will be sharing via correspondence with another this week. It is wonderful to know that people are burdened with missions and continue to pray regularly for the work the Lord is doing across our planet.

There is nothing more important than sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please continue to pray that the Truth of the Gospel would continue to go forth in New Brunswick, in Canada and across the Globe. that more and more Christians would respond to the call to spread the Gospel to their neighbours, practically, but more importantly, verbally. That the message of Jesus Christ would resound aloud and abroad!

If you are not a part of a mission prayer group, please consider joining one (or starting one) at your home church. Begin to pray for pastors and missionaries, and begin to go out and share the gospel in your own community. It's what we're called to, no matter what our "vocation".

Monday, February 6, 2012

operation new books

Last year we put out a call for park benches for A.N.B.C., this year we are putting out a call for something a little different.

We are building brand new programs for our summer camps and a brand new 3 day staff training program. For these new programs we have some new materials on deck that we need to acquire for both training ministry and for camper ministry. We are hoping for 8 churches or groups that will partner with us in one of the following projects for printed materials for this years summer camp programs:

Cultural training manual for staff training • $450
This is a 152 page book that will assist with training our staff. It is a book written by the The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq and will be an invaluable tool in staff training. Usually retailing for $15, I have an opportunity to have 100 copies of the book printed for $4 per book plus shipping.

God has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life • $200
This book, written by Ray Comfort will be used as part of our staff training program. The book is an excellent teaching tool that will help ensure that all of our staff are on the same page with respect to evangelism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. $200 will allow us to purchase 144 copies of the book for our staff training purposes.

Junior and Teen Camp Cabin Devotions Book • $250
We have the opportunity to purchase a chronological gospel devotional book. $250 will allow us to purchase 200 full colour copies including shipping.

Lil' Squirts camp Devotions book • $500
A is for Adam by Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis, this book would be used in conjunction with cabin devotions for our Lil' Squirts camp (ages 5 - 7). $500 will allow us to have 42 copies shipped to us.

The Action Bible • $300
A beautiful full colour hard cover book that presents the major Bible stories of the Old Testament from Creation through to Christ. It is presented in graphic novel format (comic book) and will be an excellent tool for ministering to our teen and junior camps. $300 will allow us to have 18 copies including shipping.

The Action Bible • $400
A beautiful full colour hard cover book that presents the major Bible stories of the Old Testament from Creation through to Christ. It is presented in graphic novel format (comic book) and will be an excellent tool for ministering to our teen and junior camps. $400 will allow us to have 24 copies including shipping.

The Action Bible • $500
A beautiful full colour hard cover book that presents the major Bible stories of the Old Testament from Creation through to Christ. It is presented in graphic novel format (comic book) and will be an excellent tool for ministering to our teen and junior camps. $500 will allow us to have 30 copies including shipping.

The Action Bible • $1000
A beautiful full colour hard cover book that presents the major Bible stories of the Old Testament from Creation through to Christ. It is presented in graphic novel format (comic book) and will be an excellent tool for ministering to our teen and junior camps. $1000 will allow us to have 60 copies including shipping.

Please prayerfully consider joining with us in ministry this summer by assisting us with one of these projects. If your church or group would like to join with us for one of these projects please drop me a line and let me know so we can avoid overlaps. ANBC relies on the financial support of churches and individuals who are sold out for the Gospel and sharing it with Canada's First Nations people. We have been so blessed by financial and prayer support over the years and continue to be excited about sharing the Gospel clearly and completely, through good staff training, good cabin devotions and chapel services as well as discipleship! This year, Lord willing, we are hopeful to have some excellent materials to work with.

Thanks for taking the time to read about some of our projects, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

mawio'mi: the gathering (ANBC Men's Retreat 2012)

Well, it's that time of year again. We're currently getting ready for our men's retreat. Arrowhead is hosting our second annual Men’s Gathering conference on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2012. Men ages 18 and up are welcome to join us for a fantastic weekend of fellowship, worship and time in the Word. Throughout the weekend we will be blessed by guest speaker Sean Crowe and we’ll enjoy some electrical engineering with Adam Pearce. The plan is to build some mini robots... so be sure to register early so we can be sure to have enough material for everyone!

We would like to make this event available to as many men as possible. We realize that many of you have responsibilities that may prevent you from coming for the entire retreat, so there are three options available. You can come for the entire event beginning on friday evening and running until Sunday afternoon. If you are a pastor or simply need to be home for Church you can attend for just the Friday and Saturday portions. Or you may choose to come only to our Men’s breakfast on Saturday morning. The choice is yours, but we encourage you to register as early as possible, space is limited.

You can download the registration form and brochure by clicking the following link (or by clicking the banner to the right):

We're looking forward to a fantastic weekend and hope to see you there!

Friday, February 3, 2012

wonderful full days

"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 136:1

As our schedule fills with meetings, ministry updates, doctor's appointments, events and conferences, we are busily preparing for our upcoming programs at the Center. It is so very humbling to see how God arranges the timetable and brings all of the pieces together.

This past weekend I was very much encouraged by a road trip with three men from our home church to NBBI for the "Men for God" retreat. The opportunity for fellowship and time in the word was tremendous.

It had stormed a bit while we were away, and I was faced with a dilemma. A rental of the Center was scheduled for Monday and I did not feel I would be able to plow the driveway; you see, the problem wasn't the snow, but the ice underneath of the snow. We've had a tremendously mild winter this year and a week ago we had quite a thaw. A lot of the snow melted, but it left a nice thick sheet of ice on the ANBC driveway. The powdery snow on top made it impossible to plow. I opted to pack it down instead - which worked perfectly. I began to wonder at that point if I'd have to fire up the tractor at all this winter. But that question was clearly answered yesterday. We finally got a decent amount of Maritime snow. So, with a bit of apprehension at first (as it's been quite some time since I last plowed), I fired up the Massey and enjoyed doing the first plow of 2012.

The rental at the center went well. It was a group of foreign exchange students from China, they rented the center last year as well and seemed to very much enjoy the opportunity to do some outdoor things and camp out in the lodge.

I'm currently reviewing some material for our summer camps and staff training. I'm very excited about the materials that the Lord has been bringing our way. Once everything is in place I will share the various materials with you here.

Please keep us in prayer as we continue to travel for meetings and doctors appointments. The winter isn't over yet!