We are very pleased to announce that Kyle Hubick has been accepted as a one year intern at Arrowhead Native Bible Center. Kyle will work with me (Grant) directly and be involved in every area of our ministry; administration, maintenance, planning, facilitating and operating our summer camp programs, conferences and social media. In addition to being exposed to all of the administration and function of the ministries at Arrowhead he will be assigned a number of books and a cross-cultural communications course as a part of his internship. Kyle will also be responsible to assist with a kids club and teen discipleship program at St. Mary's First Nation.
We are so excited to have Kyle moving here to work with us for this year. We would ask that you pray for Kyle as he prepares to come and after he arrives. Kyle will be living in "The Nest" cabin right here at Arrowhead, but he will need to raise $1200 a month of support to cover his expenses (ministry travel, accommodations, food etc.). Would you consider committing to support Kyle for a year as he serves at Arrowhead? Will you pray for the ministries here at Arrowhead and for Kyle as he interns?
This year marked the return of the NCEM General conference at Wilderness Edge Conference Center in Pinawa, Manitoba. We took the opportunity to visit our friends at Faith Bible Church of Winnipeg on our way through to Pinawa.
It is always a pleasure to connect with our mission family; to be able to do that with everyone at once is a nice opportunity. We enjoyed connecting with old friends and getting acquainted with new ones.
Ivy and Willow met this friendly RCMP officer.
Jason Boucher, Lucas Gabrielson and I (photobomb: Tim Whatley)
Albert and Barb Heal... lovebirds.
We all had opportunities to give reports to the mission family about our ministry centers. Here is Mark Dana reporting on Kwaya Kotage.
Ruth was pleased to be the short one in this photo.
Our summer camps are a huge part of the ministry at Arrowhead — and we love every minute. This year was no exception, there were blessings and trials, challenges and triumphs. God was at work and we laboured to encourage the staff to be submitted fully to serving the Lord!!
Thank you for your continued support in prayer and finances. Without your faithfulness we would be unable to continue to serve the Lord here at Arrowhead.
Every year we build into our volunteers by striving to equip and enable them for ministry—most importantly we draw our attention to the centrality of Christ to both our message and our labours.
We were blessed this year to have Marsha Boyd-Mitchel join us from the Christian Action Federation to speak to our staff.
Kirk Hubick joined us this year for our teen camp and walked through the Gospel clearly and steadily with our campers.
Our junior camp serve ages 8-12, it is always amazing to see the Lord work in the lives of both our camper sand volunteers. Our programs are designed to involve all of our staff in the teaching and discipleship. It is a wonderful opportunity to speak the message of the gospel into the lives of young people.
Nova Scotia Camp Out
Typically we like to offer 2 different out trips, this year due to the NCEM general conference we wer eunable to offer two, but offered an extended trip to lower Nova Scotia. The discipleship and ministry that happens naturally as we enjoy the week together is beyond measure. We've seen the Lord do some amazing things on these trips.
This year our family had the immense privilege of representing NCEM at the TGC Atlantic conference held at Grace Baptist Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. It was a huge blessing and a great benefit to the ministry here to be able to connect with people. We were so pleased to discuss the ministry of NCEM and ANBC with so many engaged pastors and lay-people. It was encouraging to see so many folks interested in the need for Gospel teaching in our First Nations communities in Atlantic Canada.
It was a tremendous blessing to attend the honor shame conference at Wheaton College in Illinois. Mark Dana arranged for the men from the NCEM Eastern Field to travel to and attend this conference. Carl, Kevin, Mark & I flew from Fredericton to the conference.
The conference was a tremendous blessing and served to be extremely thought provoking. Considering the cultural moral frameworks that are expressed in our world and the application of the Gospel to those cultures has caused me to see the message of the Good News in whole new dimensions.
In addition to a wonderful conference, the fellowship with these guys was refreshing and a great time.
Kevin Strout, Mark Dana, Grant Fawcett & Carl Sonnichsen
We had some unfortunate challenges with Air Canada, but enjoyed a 10 hour road trip from Montreal instead.
We were unable to take pictures during the conference for the safety of those who might be working in a closed country. So we took lots of selfies instead.
As always we've been immensely blessed by work team volunteers who came to ANBC and gave of themselves in their talents to accomplish much for the sake of the ministry here. I'll let the pictures tell the story.
The soffit, fascia and window trim was all completed on the office building, and a new large window was installed for the radio studio.
Over the years we have really come to love this group of people like family. Many of them come year after year to serve the Lord alongside us at Arrowhead.
What a talented group of folks from Gorrie Bible Fellowship in Ontario. They designed, raised funds for and built this cabin for our sporting goods and waterfront supplies.
It's always a blessing to have this family join us. Hard working, Gospel loving family who just want to serve Jesus.
We have a new sign at the road, thankfully Rob and Dave were able to adjust for whoever the lug was who didn't measure before he ordered the new signs...
It was great to have the DeNuke family with us for a day this year - here are some of them - happy dish helpers!
It's not the same if mom's not here. She get the mailing all ready for the Quiver - you can expect it sometime in the next couple of weeks in your mailbox.
Matthew and Lester are from Gorrie, they had to sneak away a little bit before the rest of their team so they missed the group photo! Thanks for coming guys.
Darren Goodfellow at River Signs in Miramichi put some groovy decals on the camp truck for us! We have our very own HotWheels.
These ladies stained and painted and freshened up all over the place this time. Here they stained the sign by the front gate. It looks fantastic!
One of the major projects for the Peterborough crew was this amazing new lighting in our dining room! It looks great gang!
We were joined by a small contingent from Lisbon Falls Baptist Church this Spring as well; Paul Marstaller and his son in law Rick Pierce joined us. Here they are putting up one of the brand new signs we have on our property.
The guys from Gorrie cut down over 100 dead or dying trees on our property. The chainsaws were buzzing the entire time they were here - tireless guys!
Jeff did a lot of body work on our truck to help us keep it from rusting. It's looking pretty great now!!
Jamie, Jonathan, Jason and Joshua all worked on a number of welding projects; the biggest project was to make new gates for our new property. They also retrofit our box rack for our new truck and added some hooks to our camp out wagon.
Thanks to everyone who contributed financially to this effort. Because of your contributions the trip was a huge success. The van ran beautifully, and will make a wonderful addition to the ministry here at Arrowhead; and we were able to load it with a great supply of materials and items that will benefit the ministry here as well.
It was such a great privilege to reconnect with friend and fellow missionary Jonathan Yeo and his family.
Jonathan has a coffee business selling green beans, you'll never have better coffee than the stuff you roast yourself. (www.pre-umber.ca)
Liz and I bought this little utility trailer so that we could haul as much as possible back to NB. It was a challenge to get it registered once we got it here - but all is taken care of now.
Jonathan drove me up to Lac La Biche to pick up the van and load it with our cargo.
We saw lots of Prarie sights on the Prairie open road.
Lizs' brother Jonathan DeNuke met me at Lac La Biche and we drove back together! Here we stopped in Cold Lake for supplies.
Big sky in the Praries.
We stopped at NCEM head office; David and Ralph showing us the old press room—they have been working at dismantling the old presses for recycling.
Blaine working at editing video footage at Tribal Trails.
Brent & Blaine gave us a tour of the Tribal Trails studio.
NCEM head office in Prince Albert, SK.
We were blessed by a kind gift of gift cards for our journey, Timmy's fuelled our journey.
We marched along on our journey through Saskatchewan and Manitoba...
Making a late night arrival in Ontario.
We discovered the ice road in Kenora... and decided to avoid it this time through.
We saw this chap in Fort Vermillion; Joe from #PushForChange (www.pushforchange.com)
Just mind the gap, is an expression of what we hope the Lord can use us for in this ministry. It has become more and more common to find huge gaps in ministry, places where there is
a need and no-one to fill that need. There is a great need for
labourers, and God calls His people to fill these gaps. It is our hope to minister, in whatever ways we can, to our neighbours, Canada’s First Nations people, that no-one might slip through the gap.