Psalm 147


A single phrase rings out as the beginning of Psalm 147 is read. There is no “if” “and” or “but” as the psalmist compels the people to praise the LORD. Maybe as we read this phrase we think, “Why would I praise the LORD? Look at what’s happening in the world/my life/my family.” Read further to gain some perspective. 

“The LORD (Jehovah) builds up Jerusalem (His people); He gathers the exiles of Israel. 

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit (He understands you!). 

The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. “

In a couple of simple phrases we read of a God who knows us by name, gathers us together, and heals our broken hearts and wounds. He is personal. He looks at you! He is good. 

So often when we are commanded to be thankful we need a change of perspective. Instead of looking at God, we often choose to look to ourselves. Maybe its time for a change of perspective. Our God will take care of the details. We must simply trust in Him! 

Ben Ellershaw

Tessa Thudian: Bright and full of life is how one might describe Tessa. Coming to Bible School from Ontario and settling on Vancouver Island, Tessa had been a friend of Capernwray Harbour for a number of years before she joined staff in 2016. Working with church congregations and in youth ministry has prepared Tessa for serving at CHBC with her husband, Jeffrey.


Bible School

The last few weeks have been full of student activities as this years' class begins to apply what they've learned in the classroom.

Outreaches to the greater community is just one activity that's underway and the students who have chosen to participate in these organized outreaches have been blessed by giving of their time, energy and resources. Some of these outreaches include a ministry to the residents of Thetis Island, music ministries at various churches on Vancouver Island, Inner City Ministries in downtown Victoria and visiting Seniors. Please pray that there will be continual joy in the students' hearts as they are available to Christ Jesus in these ways.


Mount Washington Field Trip

The Leadership Training Students (2nd Year's) spent five days away at Mount Washington Resort, on Vancouver Island. This time away with a couple of Leading Staff was a very refreshing time for them as they studied the book of James together. The teaching in James was practical as they learned what it means to live by faith and yet walk by faith in response to the revelation given to them from the Spirit. The application of this instruction is now being worked out among the student body in community living.


*Praise the Lord for ministry opportunities to three Fall Retreat groups so far. Two women’s groups and a group of International exchange students from the local school. Despite language challenges, there was great interaction through the focus initiatives and team building activities.

* Praise the Lord for the continued outreach of students and staff through community outreach, seniors ministry, street evangelism, and ministry to local churches

* Praise for Charlie and Chris Fordham’s ministry in India

* For open doors to minister to the nations within Canada

* For students that the Word of God would be alive in each one and that Christ would continue in the work of transformation.

* For Canada and for all who know the message of Christ as our Risen Indwelling Lord, would find themselves busy in sharing the Gospel across our country.

Mark Your Calendars

Registration for our Summer Holiday Bible Weeks and Spring Ladies Conferences are coming up in January. Mark Your Calendars!

Registration Dates:

Holiday Bible Weeks: Wed. Jan.17, 2018

Ladies Conference: Wed. Jan. 24, 2018


Jan-May 2018: Bible School

Come to discover the TRANSFORMING and INDWELLING Life of Jesus Christ as Saviour, Lord and Life in a personal way!

Whether you’re 18 or 85, now is the time to be firmly rooted and grounded in the Word of God to lay the foundation for whatever lies ahead.

Apply today to attend January 2018!

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