Around the Property
This winter season has been a particularly dry season here on Thetis. In the month of February though, the Lord has answered prayers and we've received more snow than we've had here on Thetis Island for a few years. Accompanied by mild temperatures the snow is enjoyable for all ages. Some of the students made a snow castle near the Main Office and all the children on property loved playing in it. The snow has since mostly melted and the rains have begun! With gratitude we are praising Him in each of these seasons knowing that He is unchanging!
Hamlet Washroom Additions
The four larger cabins in the woods behind Preedy Lodge, which are referred to as the Hamlet Cottages are currently getting three piece washrooms attached. These additions will be a welcomed change for those guests and students who stay out that way. No more having to leave the accommodation in the middle of the night!
Guest Lecture Suite
The Guest Suite that's mostly used for the itinerant teachers that come and teach in the classroom during the Bible School and Holiday Bible Week seasons has been gutted & remodelled this winter. This renovation was long overdue and it is our pleasure to be able to have a luxurious, comfortable suite for guest speakers to rest while they're with us and giving of their time and energies to minister to our students and guests.
Thanks to the generous donors who made these two projects possible!
Come & Celebrate 35 Years of God's Faithfulness
Saturday, April 5
Join with us to celebrate 35 years of God's Faithfulness! Capernwray Harbour will be hosting an Open House. Come for the day and enjoy all the sites and sounds of the beautiful property inclusive of a complimentary BBQ, property tour, Celebration Presentation, children's activities & much more!
Call the Main Office for more details: (250) 246-9440 or visit www.capernwray.ca
Bible School Happenings
Spring Break Ministries
March 13 - 31
The Bible School student body ventures out for its Spring Break in one week. We look forward, with them, to what the Lord Jesus Christ has in store for them as they step out in faith to trust in Him. These two and a half weeks are an invaluable time as each one continues to learn what it means to be "doers of the word" (James 1:22-25) in obedience with hearts of thankfulness for all that Jesus Christ pleases to do in and through them. Whether they stay here, at Capernwray Harbour, return home, or travel the globe, we know that one thing is true: The Lord Jesus is with them.
An Overview of Planned Ministries for Prayer
About a dozen students are joining our staff team to facilitate various Guest Groups over the two weeks of spring break. A Cadet group, Men's Retreat and Artisan groups will join us for a day, two nights or a week. Each group's activities are based on customized programmes suited to their goals and needs. The outdoor classroom is also used during this time and becomes the platform for proclaiming Christ: Creator and Life!
Capernwray Harbour Ministry Tour:
The Capernwray Harbour Ministry Tour starts in Victoria BC and will travel throughout Northern Washington USA, back to BC through the Okanagan Valley (the fruit belt) and the BC Interior. This group will deliver the Word of God through music, testimonies and preaching. They will be a great encouragement to the many different congregations, youth groups and personal visits as they preach Christ wherever they go. Pray that many will rediscover Christ as Life.
Victoria (Vancouver Island BC):
10 students will be going to Victoria under the tutelage of Dan Rutherford, a local pastor. The purpose of the trip is to train the students in what it means to practically share Christ with people in an urban setting. They will work with other churches in the Victoria area as they do prayer walks, talk with city residents and witness how God is working in the city of Victoria.
The Homestead (WA USA):
This retreat and conference centre has been developed and is led by past students of Capernwray Harbour - Greg & Teresa Miller. A group of 4 students will help with maintenance, painting, spring cleaning and domestic duties to encourage the ministry of this family-run centre.
UGM's Women & Children's Shelter
(Seattle WA USA):
Hope Place is at the heart of this trip to Seattle WA USA. A group of 11 students & staff will be cooking & serving meals, cleaning, organizing, teaching Bible lessons and providing children's after school care while at Hope Place, Union Gospel Mission's Women & Children's Shelter.
Ralf Kempe (a long term staff member) leads this group of 9 students joining Wes and Serena Burdick & family (past students of Capernwray Harbour from the interior of BC). Together they will be involved in church services, building houses, daily sharing Christ at an orphanage and more as they seek to encourage the local church body in Jamaica. They extend a helping hand no matter what strengths or weaknesses they have as they are available to Christ Jesus who indwells them.