Friday, September 14, 2012

2012 Eastern Field Conference

This week we were refreshed to be able to be with the NCEM Eastern and Eastern Arctic fields for our annual conference. We all gathered at Greenhill Lake Bible Camp in Greenhill, NB. We were joined by the NCEM executive and Pastor Jake & Ruth Giesbrecht for the weekend, with special music brought by Todd, Eve, Zack, Brooke & Justus Nielsen. It was especially nice to have my mom join us for the week!

Liz and I feel so blessed to be able to serve with NCEM, and gathering with leadership and fellow missionaries is always so encouraging and refreshing. The messages this week, brought to us by Pastor Jake Giesbrecht, focused on 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 and admonished us to prioritize our lives in Christ. In the current climate of our Western culture, the all too common theme among those attending church is self. Humanism is a poison and is overcome in Christ alone.

It's been a challenging year, and a wonderfully rewarding and stretching year in which the Lord has shaped us and taught us a great deal about Himself and ourselves before Him. This conference was a great way to finish up our summer and step out into the Fall! We enjoyed the fellowship and time with friends very much and are grateful for the opportunity to be together.
The traditional game of Catan.

Liz & Lydia enjoyed a canoe around the Lake.

 We enjoyed a bonfire on Wednesday night.

We had a special visit from Watson Williams, and it gave the guys a chance to catch up.

The Nielsens brought some most excellent music throughout the conference.

NCEM honoured the Welches and Hills.

 Phil got new bifocals.

A group shot of the gang!

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