Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NCEM: In Focus Training

Howdy all,

As you know, our MDP training (Scheduled for April - June 2009) has been postponed until next year. NCEM has a training program, In Focus, that was slated to happen the week prior to MDP. This training is still going ahead, so Liz and I will be travelling to Prince Albert, SASK to attend a week of meetings from April 20 - 24. Our travel expenses have been taken care of already, which is a tremendous blessing. We are looking forward to meeting the folks at head office and putting faces to voices and names!

Elizabeth and I will be on the road this coming Monday. Please keep us in prayer as we travel to Shediac, New Brunswick. We will be sharing with a Women's Mission Society our excitement about NCEM and upcoming ministry at Arrowhead Native Bible Center. It is always a blessing for us to be able to share with others.

Several months ago a friend of mine, a crown attorney, gave a book to me. She had been given it at a conference and thought that I might find it of value. The book was written by the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq as a learning tool, outlining Mi'kmaq culture, society, politics, history and people. It is well organized, clear and in a very readable way outlines a great deal of information. This book has helped give me a better understanding of just what it means to be a Mi'kmaw person in Nova Scotia. It saddens me to realize how very little I've understood about my neighbours here in Nova Scotia. The great commission tells us to share the love of Christ with "All the World", yet our own neighbours are almost complete strangers to us.

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