Friday, June 20, 2008

Headed North

This morning, we’re scrambling to get ready to head up to northern Ontario for a weekend of ministry at a church there. Getting ready doesn’t just mean getting our stuff together. It also means tidying up the place, doing some vacuuming, and cleaning the bathrooms. We’ve got some friends coming in to feed the cat and don’t want them to know how messy we can really be! (Please don’t tell them!)

Spragge Bible Church has invited us to participate in a series of events for their missions weekend. Not sure what we’ll be getting into weather-wise up there since here in central Ontario, it’s already cold enough to require turning on the heat in the house even though it’s past the middle of June! However, I’m sure the warm fellowship will be sufficient to overcome any chill in the air. I’ll be speaking at a men’s breakfast on Saturday morning while Kathy will be speaking to the women at the same time (not sure if the women also get to eat breakfast or not). Then I’ll bring the message on Sunday morning while Kathy speaks to the children. And in the afternoon, following a potluck lunch, we’ll do a modified version of our “Welcome to Ouagadougou!” presentation.

We got involved with Spragge Bible Church through our long-time friends in the area, Ken & Rose Faulkner. Ken and I have been friends since we went to agricultural college in New Liskeard together, back in… well, let’s just say that it was a long time ago! Over the years, our family has visited with the Faulkners numerous times and they’ve always warmly hosted us whenever we’ve come to speak or present at Spragge.

Okay, gotta go! Please pray for us. No, not for our ministry so much as for the Internet withdrawal we’re going to suffer. Three whole days off the Net! But with your prayers and God’s grace, I’m sure we’ll survive somehow!

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