Monthly Archives: June 2011

First Nations – growing in God and leadership

Arlene and I just returned from a weekend family camp with people from some of the churches connected to Continental Missions in and around Thompson, Manitoba.  It was wonderful to see the maturity and leadership that some of them were taking.  We were also blessed by the way many participated in ministry of song and testimony.

Yes, there are deep wounds and much healing & reconciliation that still needs to happen.  Please join us as we pray and learn to work along side these churches and leaders.  (don’t forget to read Scott Penner’s report in the May/June Recorder)

Interim Director - Ferlin

Bert Brown - great man of wisdom

Michelle & Eric Sinclair, administrator at Key-Way-Tin Bible Institute

Nelson House Singers served in music ministry both Friday and Saturday night.

Andrew & Morgan - camp directors at Midway

Saturday afternoon was warm enough for swimming, tubing and canoeing.

Rachel and Ariel

Arlene, Debbie & Edith

Evans and his wife Debbie did the MCing for the weekend.

Tandri playing pool ball

Evans giving prize to Tandri & Santa

July 2011 Prayer Guide

July 2011 Prayer Guide-bulletin

July 2011 Prayer Guide-document

Can you follow Jesus and stay within your community?

A few weeks ago we met as leaders to review our shared Low German ministry in Bolivia.  We wrestled deeply through the principals of a book entitled “When Helping Hurts”.  How to alleviate poverty without hurting others and yourself.  We were reminded that the greatest poverty is broken relationships and that our key ministry is one of reconciliation.  From these discussions Darrell Kehler is drafting a “philosophy of missions, vision and strategy” paper that we will discuss in fall.

Just when you’ve wrestled things through and come to a bit of an understanding, something else shows up that adds to the joy or complexity of understanding how God is working in our world and what it means to join him in this journey.

The attached article challenges a traditional approach or thinking about how God works in and with culture and community.   What do you make of it?

33-3-jesus-movement – Frontiers Article