Saturday, September 25, 2010

a fall full of fun...

We've continued to keep busy through the month of September. After the Eastern Field conference was over we had a family reunion held at the Center. This wasn't a lot of work for us, but we had to have the buildings open and cleaned for the group.

Last week Liz and I had the privilege of visiting the Missions Group at Calvary Baptist Church in Miramichi. We gave an update on camp and training with the Strouts. It is always so encouraging to be among people with a heart for missions and a burden for souls.

On Saturday we traveled to Hermon, Maine with our colleagues Kevin & Marcia for a missions conference. What a huge encouragement it was to be there. Not only to be blessed by the folks there, but also to hear from the other missionaries serving in other parts of the world. Kevin's parent's graciously offered to watch their children while they were away, allowing them to travel with us for the weekend. It was a great opportunity for the four of us to spend some time together and recharge a bit after the busy year. We all enjoyed ourselves very much.

We are now beginning to prepare for a work team that will be coming from Lisbon Falls, Maine on October 4th. They will be with us for the week and are coming to help us complete some projects that have been under way. Anyone that would like to come and join the crew for the week are more than welcome, we've got jobs for everyone!

We've been having some trouble with our car lately, the transmission is shot. But the Lord has provided, I was able to buy another car of the same make and model. This means we will be able to use our tires and parts from the old car if and when the new one needs them. Lord willing we will be mobile again for a while.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

sorry for the delay...

To all those of you who faithfully read my blog, I must apologize for the long delay since my last post. It has indeed been a busy couple of weeks. Camp finished up with Teen Camp at the end. We had a great time. Our guest speakers were from Maine and did an excellent job of presenting the gospel both practically and clearly. We very much appreciated their ministry with us. The theme of the camp was "The Amazing Race" and was followed throughout the week with challenges and games. It was a lot of fun.

Chapel time with Dale & B0b

"A Needle In A Haystack" challenge!

Team X-treme!

Some awesome opportunities to chat with the guys!

A speed challenge... wonder who won this one?

After camp was over we busied ourselves with clean-up and preparing for the Eastern Field Conference to be held at Arrowhead. Len and Lorrayne, our field directors, arrived a week early to help with preparations. They did a fantastic job of running a great field conference this year! Mike Matthews of WRG was our guest speaker as we reconnected with and fellowshiped with our Eastern and Eastern Arctic missionaries. There were about fourty people here for the conference.

As always, we were truly blessed by the ministry of Mike Matthews.

Now that conference is over we'll be preparing for a missions conference in Maine followed by the Ladies retreat in October. We have some winterizing and clean-up to do after conference, but we're looking forward to a few days of rest next week.

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Stay tuned, I promise not to leave you hanging for so long this time :0)