Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas!

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." ~ Luke 2:7

Merry Christmas!

That's all, just Merry Christmas. However... may our Merry Christmas be rich and deep and filled with Truth. May we each be reminded of the great sacrifice of Christ at this time of year. The anguish of leaving heaven, the anguish of taking a human form and of suffering the indignities of humanity, the anguish of all that it is to be human, and yet remaining fully God.

As we revel this Christmas, as we spend time with family, and eat copious amounts of sweets, overindulging in bountiful feasts, as we succumb to the shiny trinkets under the tree and desperately seek after that warm and cozy Christmastime feeling; may we remember that although Christmas is a wonderful time of year for many reasons we also have great cause for a most sincere pause.

It is appropriate and wonderful for us to celebrate the Birth of Christ - He is our Savior, Redeemer, Sacrifice and Lord! Our salvation in Christ is the greatest reason for celebration. Celebration notwithstanding - we should also allow this time of year catch us up short in our sin; sin that saturates and defiles every aspect of our lives. It is for this very reason that Christ came to us, He was born and died on account of our sin. It would serve us well to remember this truth throughout the year, but certainly we should not forget it at Christmas for the sake of revelry. The birth of our Lord was the beginning of pain and sacrifice for Him.

So, Merry Christmas; and as the world celebrates "the Holidays" (we along with them), may we each be blessed in taking time to celebrate Christmas!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Announcing 2012

We've already been receiving questions about what the schedule for next years summer camps will look like. We've worked out a schedule and communicated with our leadership about it, and have it here for you today!

There are a few changes to this years schedule and we will be initiating some new staff training in accordance with NCEM's policies. If you have any questions about the schedule or would like to take part in any of the ministries this coming year, don't hesitate to get in touch. We will be contacting former staff and seeking to fill key roles in the New Year - the staff application forms will be available at that time as well. We're looking forward to a fantastic year of ministry at Arrowhead and can't wait to see many of you again, and some of you for the first time!

March 30 - April 1 - Mawiomi: the gathering, ANBC's 2nd annual Men's Retreat

April 22 - 28 - A.N.B.C. Work Week
If you would like to come out and join us for some Spring clean-up or renovations or construction, we have work projects that suit everyones skill level. It's a great week of fellowship and a great opportunity to serve in a very practical way.

June 29 - July 1 - Staff Training at A.N.B.C.
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 year. If you would like to arrange a summer ministry team and feel that you are too far away to come for the weekend, please communicate with me and we can perhaps arrange to come and offer the weekend locally. This staff training will be mandatory for everyone, including former staff.

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)
August 6-8 • Lil' Squirts Camp (ages 5-7)
August 13-16 • Discipleship Week
The communities that will be coming during each week has yet to be determined. I will announce it when I have further details, but please do not let this delay your application as staff, as you may find we have filled all of our staffing needs by the time we have this detail ironed out.

Teen camp will be the first week of camp this year. As it tends to be a high impact week of camp, this will allow us to all come full of energy and ready to engage in the programs. We have added two new programs this year. The "Lil' Squirts" camp is a pilot this year to see how it works out. It will be for younger children, but will allow for those children to bring their older brother or sister as well to help keep them from becoming homesick. The discipleship week at the end of the summer is also a new addition to our programs at ANBC. It is a program that has been piloted by another NCEM camp in the west with success. This week will be for a limited number of staff and campers who have expressed a desire to know more about things of the Lord. With a small group setting, it will involve activities and time in the Word in a more focused environment.

September 21-23 • ANBC's annual Ladies Retreat

November 24 • Christmas Dinner
It is our hope to put on a Christmas Dinner for families in communities that NCEM has been working. It will be available free of charge with a suggested donation of non-perishable food items for the food bank.

If you have any questions about the programs or schedule, please don't hesitate to drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

180 Movie and evangelism

We live in a corrupt world. More specifically, we live in a corrupt culture. In North America the Christian Church is bombarded at every turn by some of the most insidious attacks imaginable. Some, so insidious that, in fact, the church at large often miss them for what they are, and adopt them. Even when these attacks are not missed, many who profess Christ refuse to stand openly and oppose them. We as the Body of Christ have a responsibility to stand in the Gap for the Land, to oppose evil and present the Truth of God's Word at every opportunity - for the sake of those who do not know.

"And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none." ~ Ezekiel 22:30

Yet we waffle, at every turn. To live a Godly life, to live as Christ is to live presenting the truth verbally and holistically. In our actions, our lifestyle, and our convictions.

"For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead." ~ James 2:26

Yet we fail to live out our faith. We fear the world, we fear our peers, we fear... persecution. The real question is 'Are you being persecuted? Why not?

"Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived." ~ 2 Timothy 3:12-13

It's time to stand up in spite of ourselves and preach the gospel and uphold the Cross of Christ before a people who do not want to hear it!

Ray Comfort, evangelist, preacher, author and film maker has recently released a movie. It is a 33 minute long documentary, and it is very compelling. It draws an unsettling correlation between the horrors of Nazi Germany and the massively destructive (yet generally accepted) practice of abortion in America. It stands up in the face of "tolerance" and in the face of the ever humanistic call of "MY rights and freedoms" and preaches the gospel. It opposes, with the Truth, the veiled eyes of an entire culture.

It is free to watch and I highly recommend that you do so. It is a graphic film and does contain some graphic content, so if you are under sixteen I would suggest you have a parent watch it first. I've posted it here for your convenience. But the challenge to you is to watch it and then share it publicly - to spite the reaction you may receive from your peers. God's Word, the Gospel, is worth so much more than your "reputation" (whatever that is) or social comfort. Anything done for Christ is not done in vain.

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Big News!

Liz and I are happy to announce that sometime near the middle of May we are expecting the arrival of a new little Fawcett. We're VERY excited and have been overwhelmed already by all of the kind words and excitement of our friends and family!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Parkside Baptist Church

Well folks, we've come to the end of our scheduled travel for the fall. It has been a fantastic month and we've had the opportunity to talk to hundreds of people about missions, about NCEM and about our work here at Arrowhead Native Bible Center.

Yesterday we had the pleasure of concluding our fall itinerary at Parkside Baptist Church in Moncton. Chancellor of NBBI, John Hoag, was the keynote speaker and we were blessed by his messages from the Word.

It has truly been a pleasure for the past couple of months to travel and be with many of you in your homes and churches. The opportunities for fellowship and sharing in ministry are a great encouragement to us and we are so very thankful for the opportunities.

As we've traveled we've often had questions about what we do for the 'rest of the year' when there is no camp. For the months following camp, we generally travel and attended conferences, updating people on the ministries and opportunities for prayer. We will spend the remainder of 2011 preparing for the coming years programs and schedule. We will, with the assistance of our senior missionaries and former missionaries, be building a new more comprehensive staff training program. We are excited about this opportunity, and although it will accompany some challenges, we feel it will be of great benefit to the ministry and will allow us to more effectively minister to those who come to our various programs.

The coming year is going to be exciting, and we covet your prayers and support as we seek to serve the Lord with NCEM at Arrowhead. Stay tuned to this blog for updates on the happenings here, on programs and plans, on opportunities to serve and any needs that may arise.

We are so humbled and thankful for your prayers and support for both Arrowhead and ourselves as we've stepped into our new roles with NCEM as the managers of Arrowhead.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Little Southwest Baptist Church

This past weekend, Liz and I were invited to be a part of the missions conference at Little Southwest Baptist Church in Sillikers, NB (near the Miramichi). LSWBC has been a great supporter of ANBC this past year and it was great to connect with the work team from this past April as well as Stephen & Selena Somers, our guest speakers for the last week of summer camp and all of the folk who have been prayerfully supporting us. Brad Somers, a church planter from the North end of Halifax, was our keynote speaker, his challenges were encouraging and thought provoking. We were so very encouraged to be among a church of people who have such a huge heart for missions. There is a genuine love and understanding for faith missions among the folks at Sillikers - to hear their hearts, and see them put it to action was humbling.

This week, we've enjoyed a couple of 'down days' to recuperate from a busy month of travel and work at the Center. It's been nice to be a part of so many missions conferences and services - but it certainly takes it's toll.

The missions display on the platform.

Stephen Somers was our camp speaker for the second week of teen camp this year. He ministered in music throughout the missions conference.

We'll be winterizing the lodge this week and preparing for the next few months. We are hopeful to hold winter programs next year, but this year we will use our time to build a new staff training program for our summer camps and plan our schedules.

We'll continue to keep you posted here on the blog as we embark on our first year as the managers of ANBC. Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Forest Hills Fellowship Baptist

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of sharing a ministry update and introducing ANBC to the folks at Forest Hills church in Cole Harbour, NS. The pastor, Jonathan MacLeod, and I attended NBBI together - so it was great to reconnect! Some of the congregation were familiar with Arrowhead and our community here in Cumberland Bay. Hopefully we'll see some of them sometime.

I drove down on Saturday hoping to avoid traveling in bad weather - but that didn't help for the drive home on Sunday. I met Tim Long, a pastor and ministry team leader to ANBC from this past summer, for coffee following church. I then hit the highway - and the Lord protected me as I drove. We experienced an abrupt and unusually early snowstorm on Sunday, and although in NS it was just driving rain and wind - by the time I reached NB I was very much looking forward to being at home out of the weather!

It has been a full month of PR, ministry updates and travel, and it's been great to see many supporters and friends and share our ministry with those who are not familiar with ANBC or NCEM. We have two more mission conferences booked and will then be taking a few weeks break from travel. We hope to announce next years schedule before Christmas and will begin staff and speaker recruitment for next years programs!

Today I have been very thankful for the help of three men from my church as we've begun installation of water lines to the "Director's Cabin", "Speakers Cabin" and Office building. I've been on the road so much that it has been difficult to nail down the details of this project - if not for the care and assistance of Matthew, Roger and Rob - we would not be in as good a shape as we are with the project. We will finish installing the water lines tomorrow which will allow for the installation of the water filtration systems at some point this winter.

Matthew getting started on some serious trenching.

Over 600 feet of trench was dug today.

We have very rocky ground, because of the solid bedrock we aren't able to get quite as low as we'd like - so we've used heavier pipe and will cover it all with styrofoam.

This trench will carry water to the directors cabin and then around to the office.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lisbon Falls Baptist Church 50th anniversary missions conference

We've just returned form a wonderful week in Lisbon Falls, Maine. We had a wonderful week connecting with friends and many of our staff from this past summer. LFBC did a fantastic job of hosting the conference, there was a full schedule and lots of opportunity to interact with the church at various functions.

We spent the week with some friends from the church, and they spoiled us during our free time! We enjoyed some sites in Maine with them and took some time to do Christmas shopping before we came home.

LFBC has been a church that has been hugely engaged with the ministries at ANBC over the past few years. This past summer we were blessed to have 21 people come to serve for our summer camps. And, just last week we had a couple of men from the church join us for a week of work projects! It was a real pleasure for us to be with them this week and share in fellowship, reports and worship!

The ANBC display.

We were treated to an international dinner and time of testimonies.

We enjoyed services and mission reports every night for the week.

The home meetings on Monday night were a great way to chat with folks, answer any questions they had and get to know people a little better.

The Crafts hosted a mission luncheon in their home on Wednesday morning.

John Alden was at ANBC last summer on our summer staff. We enjoyed reconnecting with people at the mission luncheon.

Our friend Mrs. Chetley.

The Michels hosted us for the week - the certainly spoiled us!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Truro, Hatfield Point and Cumberland Bay

Our week started out last Sunday with a trip to the People's Church in Truro, Nova Scotia. Liz didn't accompany me on this ministry update trip - she remained behind at the Center to meet the arriving folks for our work week. It was a real pleasure to be at People's church and connect with some old friends. They are hosting their missions month and I was invited to share a ministry update for the Sunday evening service. Because Liz wasn't able to accompany me - I invited Todd Hill, a friend of ours from our church here in Cumberland Bay, to come along for the ride. We picked up Ben Bedecki on the way - it was a great night for a road trip and nice to have an extra few sets of eyes watching for moose.

Monday morning we started bright and early on some work projects. Our friends Rob & Irene joined us along with Paul and Ken from Lisbon Falls. They accomplished a lot of necessary projects; some plumbing, electrical, winterizing, equipment servicing, carpentry, landscaping, tree cutting, to name a few! We very much enjoyed the fellowship and company, working alongside our friends this week.

The boat has been winterized and our tractor has two brand new front tires to get us ready for the winter! We're well prepared and almost finished with our winterizing projects.

On Wednesday night I was invited to give a thirty minute update at Hatfield Point Baptist church. Ken and Paul accompanied me and we enjoyed an evening of fellowship with the folks there and a great opportunity to share our excitement in our ministries with NCEM at ANBC.

Tomorrow morning we'll be hitting the road and heading for Lisbon Falls, Maine to take part in their missions conference - we should be home Thursday next week! Please keep us in prayer as we travel and present Arrowhead's ministry.

Ken putting the finishing touches on some plumbing!

Our lovely new sink in the medic station.

Ken finishing up the install!

Paul made sure we that we're all ready for the winter.

Rob cleaned the moss and leaves from off the roofs of several of our cabins.

Paul cut down a lot of deadwood and wind damage for us.

Rob did some carpentry for us this week - this was one of his projects - a wheel cart for our bows and arrows.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jacksontown WMS

Last night we had the privilege of sharing with the ladies at the Jacksontown WMS. It was a beautiful fall day for a drive up the river valley and our return trip was lit by a beautiful full moon. At this time of year we're concerned about moose, but we were fortunate to not see any last night!

We presented a couple of our new videos to the ladies and were able to spend some time answering some of their questions about ANBC, NCEM and missions. It is encouraging to know that these ladies meet regularly to pray for missions, both home and abroad.

Below is our newest promotional video for our summer camps. It is something I put together recently to share as we travel this fall - it gives you a bit of a glimpse into some of our summer camp activities.

It was great to be able to spend some time with our friend Irene VanAsperen (and Gus of course - see below). Rob was on the road, but we are looking forward to fellowship with him next week - he is planning to join us with some other men for a work week at the Center.

Me & Gus!

Friday, October 7, 2011

a week of opportunity!

While Liz and I were at NCEM's general conference this year, I was approached by Brian Kent about a ministry opportunity this fall. He asked if I would be willing to travel with a group of missionaries for a week as a part of a co-operative to promote cross-cultural missions in New Brunswick.

This "World of Opportunities" tour began for me last Saturday morning, when I had the opportunity to meet the team I would be traveling with. We met in Moncton to discuss our game plan and work on scheduling and program. Our team this year was comprised of; Jessica Dempster and Sarah Barnes, mobilizers for Wycliffe; Merla Gogel, mobilizer with SEND; Brian Seeley, with HCJB Global; Rob Flannigan with OMF; Leah Vanderlaan mobilizer for Avant; and myself representing NCEM.

Each venue that we engaged in was different and as such, we tailored our program to suit the audience. Our first stop was at the Journey Church, a Convention Baptist Church in Moncton. We took part in their youth group events for the evening.

Brian Seeley and myself following our first event.

Jessica Dempster and Leah Vanderlaan enjoying some Chai Tea, as a part of our sample table of world foods.

We had some good opportunities to engage with some of the youth and youth leaders.

On Monday morning we met at Moncton Wesleyan to take part in chapel time and a morning class at Moncton Christian Academy. I took part in this venue by sharing my testimony - at each location we each took part in various ways, sharing responsibilities and opportunities for exposure.

Merla, illustrating co-operation with her Japanese marriage coat.

Following our time at Moncton Christian Academy we met at a local café for another planning meeting.

Monday night we met in the residence at Crandall University. We hosted a pizza event and were able to take part in their weekly Rez Worship. I was especially encouraged to be able to take part in their time of worship together - it was a blessing to be there.

Tuesday morning the team converged on Bethany Bible College, some of us remained there to be introduced during chapel. The others from our team traveled to St. Stephen to interact with students at St. Stephen's University. At Bethany, we made ourselves available for the afternoon in the student lounge, serving international foods and teas. The team reassembled in the evening in a classroom at Bethany for an evening of fellowship over pizza, round table discussion and time of prayer with students. It was a great opportunity to hear from the students and address some of the specific concerns.

Tuesday night the team stayed with us at ANBC.

On Wednesday morning we were at Devon Park Christian School. We took part in three classroom sessions with the high school students and were asked to take the two chapel times for both elementary and high school.

Here Sarah is illustrating the vast array of opportunities in missions and the importance of having Christian people step up to the field to assist in whatever way God has gifted.

Wednesday evening our team of missionaries shared opportunities at Devon Park Baptist Church. Merla and Jessica were a part of the Awana program, Rob and Brian took prayer meeting - Leah, Sarah and I were a part of the Merge youth group.

Thursday morning we were at New Brunswick Bible Institute. We were asked to take part in two classes and the chapel time. The team asked if I would share during the chapel time - so I took the opportunity to share our story of how God called us into ministry! In the evening we held dorm meetings with the respective guys and gals dorms. I think among the fellas there was a consensus that this was an invaluable opportunity to engage with the young men and answer some of their questions about missions, call, cross-culture etc.

Leah and Sarah at the N.B.B.I. chapel.

During our time at N.B.B.I. we had the opportunity to share with small groups in each class.

The classes broke into six small groups and those of us on the team moved around the room for 5 minute sessions with each group.

Although I was uncertain just what to expect this week, and I was skeptical about the value and outcome of such a missions tour. This was such an encouraging and valuable opportunity to engage with students and young people and hopefully inspire them to the call to missions. Our team bonded very quickly and I think we worked well together to our common purpose.

Please pray for the many contacts that were made this week, and that the Lord would work in the hearts of those touched by a call to ministry. Pray also, for each of the missionaries that I had the privilege to meet and work with this week. That their ministries would be fruitful and the Lord would keep them safe in their travels!

Liz and I will continue to travel for the next several months as we work on both our own deputation and promotion for Arrowhead! We look forward to connecting with many of you over the coming months!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

World of Opportunities Tour

This week I will be taking part in a co-operative 'mobilization' tour with several other missionaries from other mission agencies. We will be visiting several churches, Christian schools and Bible Schools over the next four days. Yesterday we met for several hours in Moncton and began to plan our many events.

Tonight we are meeting in Moncton at the Journey Church for a youth event. The focus of each event is to promote missions in general and make each of our individual missions available as options. Making our mission organizations accessible as potential options for short or long term ministry.

Please keep me in prayer as I will be putting in a lot of miles this week.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

encounters with Jesus

What a wonderful weekend it was at our annual Arrowhead Ladies Retreat again this year. Janeice Hill was our guest speaker, Janeice's title for her devotionals was Encounters with Jesus. Through the Scriptures she showed different examples of peoples life changing encounters with Jesus as well as her own experiences. She encouraged each one of us to daily dig into God's Word and really get to know Him and become more like Him every day.

Our special music was by Theresa Hickman who once again blessed us very much with her voice and the messages in the songs she sang.

The ladies enjoyed making ladder lace necklaces Saturday afternoon. They were a bit challenging at the beginning but everyone was very determined and felt great satisfaction in finishing their beautiful necklaces!

We also enjoyed a lovely tea later in the afternoon with delicious sweets and scones. There were lots of laughs and fun and more laughs...I'm told we could be heard from a distance!:o) It's always such a special time to get together with other Christian ladies to encourage one another in Christ.

Friday, September 30, 2011

physical needs update...

Hello friends, what I'm about to share with you is not something I've done before, since we entered into ministry. And, it is a difficult thing to write about. In 2009 I did write a short blog about some of the needs of a missionary, below is an excerpt from that blog entry.

"Trusting in the Lord completely to provide for our needs is a bit scary, especially as new missionaries. It means that we have to let go of control... and that is no easy thing. Liz and I have entered into a new phase of our lives, one that gives us the opportunity to trust the Lord in ways that we never could before because of ... well, quite frankly our selves. It's an exciting time and we are looking forward to it very much... We've begun to find that Faith missions seems to have become something of a cultural oddity in our society. There is a misunderstanding of just what it means to work as a (missionary) and be supported by those who believe in the work that we are doing with NCEM at Arrowhead. Much in the same way that a pastor/minister relies on the financial support of his congregation, missionaries rely on the financial support of churches and individuals who would like to be a part of the ministry in a practical way. God doesn't call everyone to be career missionaries, praying for and financially supporting a missionary is a way that you can share in the ministry in a very real way."

The reason that I am sharing this with you is because we have been struggling, somewhat, financially of late. This Spring we re-evaluated our personal budget, that is to say, our perceived personal financial needs. We reduced our forecast to $2,875.00 per month. This amount takes into account all of our financial needs, insurance, food, fuel, clothing, taxes, ministry, etc.

Although we have been at about 80% of this new budget for some time, over the course of the past few months we have found that we've had a couple of months well below 50% of our budget. Which brings me to the point of burdening all of you with this. Working in faith missions, trusting in the Lord completely, as I mentioned above... it can be scary, and stretching, and humbling. Liz and I try not ever to make it a point to ask for money, and we are so very grateful for all of those who sacrifice from their own pockets to support us financially as we work at Arrowhead. But, sometimes it is necessary to make our needs known so that people can both pray and, if the Lord leads, contribute financially to the work we are doing here.

A lot of our financial support in the past has relied on one time gifts, for which we are very grateful, but for us to be able to continue on in a stable and functional way, we are praying for individuals and churches who will commit to support us on a regular monthly basis. This is not something to be taken lightly either, if you feel like you want to contribute financially to NCEM for our ministry, I would ask that you pray about it first. And please know that there is no amount too small, monthly gifts of even $5 or $10 go a long way to meeting our needs. We strive to be good stewards of what the Lord allows us to have, and He often multiplies in wonderful ways that which is given.

It is NCEM's policy that if some of their missionaries are below their required income for an extended period of time, they will call them from the field to revisit their deputation. We sincerely hope and pray that it will not come to that for us. We have accepted new roles as the managers of Arrowhead Native Bible Center and there is much to be done over the coming months.

But if you do feel led to join us in ministry financially you can do that in several different ways. For a traditional method of support you can click HERE to download a form that you can print at home and mail in to NCEM. For those more comfortable with internet giving you can follow the link to the right, or visit NCEM's home page by clicking HERE.

We appreciate so much, all those of you who have contributed in the past and who contribute now, financially to our ministry. We thank you for your faithfulness and kindnesses. But there is a form of support that is not only necessary, it is vital - and that is prayer. We invite you to join with us in ministry as often as the Lord brings it to your mind.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Kindnesses of Others...

We're always humbled and blessed by the generosity of those who support the ministries of NCEM and Arrowhead Native Bible Center. Here are a few blessings ANBC has received recently.

We are so very grateful to have received a gift of funds to purchase this bike for ANBC. It will certainly be put to good use at the Center!

This quite new upright freezer has been donated to Arrowhead and installed in our pantry. It will certainly make life in the kitchen more convenient.

Some good friends of Arrowhead blessed us with this beautiful door for the ANBC office. If you look closely at the design in the stained glass you will see the design of an Arrow! It is a beautiful addition to our new office building!

We are very grateful to receive this leaf blower... and as it turns out it's also a leaf vacuum... it will make cleaning up the fall foliage a 'breeze'...

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Some wild turkeys wandering down to ANBC for a visit.
(no - these are not the turkeys we fried for the corn boil...)

It's been another great week in Cumberland Bay. We were visited on Monday by some friends of ours who are missionaries to Ecuador - Dick and Carol-Lynn Grover - they are currently on home assignment and have been traveling in Atlantic Canada visiting churches and friends. It was great to have them with us for the night and have some time to share ministries together.

On Wednesday I met with someone at the camp to talk about the possibility of running water lines and installing sewer to our larger cabins and office. We are in the process of looking into this for the future, we'll keep you posted!

It's been cold here lately, and it's got me thinking about winter a little bit. I called and ordered some furnace oil for ANBC this week. It's always a little tight for ANBC in the fall and winter, but Liz and I will be doing some deputation for the center this year to make people aware of the needs of the Center. It is our hope, Lord willing, to find 100 individuals who will commit to support ANBC in the amount of $20 a month to help with all of it's regular expenses (oil, electricity, insurance, vehicles, internet, telephone etc.).

On Saturday morning I held a yard sale up the road at the home of our new pastor and his wife. We had some items left from the last yard sale and have received some more items to host another one. It was a brisk morning, but there were a few people out and we were able to clear out some more of the items. Some of the donated items will be very helpful at ANBC and we have several boxes of items that we will give to goodwill tomorrow.

While I was doing the yard sale thing, Liz was busy back at the Center preparing for a corn boil. We hosted a corn boil for our local church, Cumberland Bay Baptist Church, on Saturday evening. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and a good chance for us to get to know our new pastor a little bit. There was a good turn out and some great vittles!

Apparently it takes 11 Baptist men to cook a turkey and some corn!

Our friend and neighbour Ron boiled up the corn for us!

And Roger did a couple of his famous turkeys!

Our new pastor and his wife, Andrew and Kayla Ardern!

Tomorrow, Liz and I will be picking up Len & Lorrayne Breen at the Moncton Airport. They are coming down to assist us with preparations for the ladies retreat as well as visiting the Eastern Field missionaries. We always enjoy having them here and are looking forward to seeing them again!

Liz has been busy preparing for the ladies retreat - and there is still room for anyone who would like to come along and join us. There are already a number of groups of ladies planning to attend, so we are excited for a great weekend. For more information about the retreat simply click the link at the top right of this page. This week promises to be quite busy with final preparations - we will be doing the grocery order tomorrow while we're in the city to pick up the Breens.

We appreciate your prayers and continued support as we serve here at Arrowhead. Liz and I are so blessed to be able to minister here with NCEM, and are humbled, that through everything, the Lord has provided for our needs through the faithfulness of you. Our physical needs, financial needs and Spiritual support have been met with the Grace of God - and we are thankful.