Greetings to You!
Here at Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre on Thetis Island fall has brought much
change of activity to our shores and we are thankful to the Lord for a
great start to the Bible School year and the 139 students here to study
God's Word. Read on and discover what the students are involved
in, what they have been learning, what God is doing in other parts of
the world and what's in store for the Summer of 2008.
Bible School Happenings
Ventures: Journeys of Discovery and Growth
first 3 weekends of Bible School, students have opportunity to explore
some of the world’s most beautiful land and sea scapes. The West
Coast of Canada is unparalleled when it comes to ecological variety and
This year, students climbed to a rugged mountaintop, hiked through
lush rainforests, descended into a cave network and braved the open
seas on these outdoor adventure trips.
provide a unique context in which students can acknowledge and respond
to Jesus Christ as He is revealed in the written Word, through creation
and in fellowship with one another and trip leaders.
Chris Fordham, Ventures Coordinator, states, “For many, the
Ventures trips serve as a milestone in the year, a reference point of
sorts. These trips are definitely one of the many highlights of a
year at Capernwray Harbour!”
Capernwray Harbour, we are privileged to have an extensive and
wide-reaching outreach program. Students have opportunity to be
involved in local & surrounding communities in a variety of areas
during the Bible School year.
The purpose in outreach is to put into practice the giving away of what
we have received from the Lord. He gives us so much and it
is our responsibility to share with others what He has given us.
As we give away what the Lord has given us, He gives us even more to
share with others!
Students are currently involved at the Neighborhood House, a teen
drop-in centre in Chemainus, the Mustard Seed street church in
Victoria, the Nanaimo Correctional Centre, and the Chemainus Health
Care Centre just to name
a few. In addition, there are many practical ways that we can lend "helping hands" to the local churches, schools & our neighbours on Thetis Island.
Asia Practicum Programme
Asia Practicum Programme officially launched in September with 6 interns
serving in various Torchbearer centres and associated ministries in Southeast Asia.
We began our time together at Harvest Haven, Malaysia, the newest
Torchbearers Centre and travelled onwards to Bangalore, South India.
After a period of practical orientation at Harvest Haven we also
enjoyed teaching in the Word from our Asian leaders, bringing greater
significance to the purpose of our trip. Since then, we've immersed ourselves in daily life at Green Valley Bible Centre, which is
outside of Bangalore. 40 eager students from India & Burma are here
to learn from God's Word, and the interns, from across Canada, are
here to learn as much, if not more than they teach.
Our involvement has included teaching English classes, overseeing
Bible book studies, working on physical projects on campus and reaching
out to neighbouring villages. Then for a Field Trip to
Kerala State visiting schools and presenting the good news of Jesus
Christ in creative ways! God
is good and His Grace to us is being extended through us each day.
Summer 2008 Happenings
• Ladies Conference
May 23 - 25 or May 30 - June 1
A refreshing weekend centered in God's Word as BONNIE THOMAS shares from the I AM's in John's Gospel.
Registration begins JANUARY 23, 2008!
• Holiday Bible Weeks
An opportunity FOR ALL AGES to take in solid, practical Bible teaching amidst a beautiful holiday setting.
Speakers include Chris Thomas, Peter Phipps, Satish John, Steve Thiessen & Bruce Campbell.
Registration begins JANUARY 17, 2008!
• Mid-Summer Breakaway
August 1 - 3
A high impact weekend for TEENS & their YOUTH GROUP Leaders!
Contact Chris Fordham for further details.
• Men's Conference
August 22 - 24
21st CENTURY DISCIPLESHIP, a dynamic weekend study in Philemon led by BRUCE CAMPBELL.
Registration to begin in May 2008!
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