recent months, we have had the privilege of visiting friends, past
guests, alumni, and future alumni at Missions Conferences in Portland,
Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. Our intention is to make ourselves
available for follow up, to visit with, and encourage those we connect
with in those contexts. Of course we trust the Lord has used us
in many ways as He has also used you and many others. He
has been mightily at work in your lives as you have been obedient and
He has and will continue to be faithful. We have been blessed by
the many personal encounters planned by God! Usually it seems we
are the ones most encouraged! If you came to see us at a Missions
Conference - Thank you! If not - maybe next time! We would love to
know how to pray for you and would be excited to know what God is doing
in your lives!
Spring Break Ministries
@ the Harbour and Farther Out
At the Harbour
As the Bible School students head out for their Spring Break, we're
looking ahead to a variety of groups joining us during that time.
Groups coming include Quilting Guilds, a Rug Weaving Guild,
Ladies Retreats, a Men's Retreat, Church Retreats, Cadets, and a
High School Class. We're looking forward to seeing friends who've
come before, meeting those on their first visit and serving them all
in the love of the Lord. The cadets and high school class will
join us for a few days of outdoor activities where principles such as
personal growth, communication, and teamwork will be taught and
experienced using activities like the climbing tower, the screamer,
team initiatives courses, and waterfront. We anticipate that guests coming for these retreats will be refreshed in rediscovering Christ, looking into God's Word and enjoy His
We also love to see the unique expressions of the quilters' and rug
weavers' skilled handiwork. With thankfulness we anticipate that
the Lord Jesus will do a refreshing work in many hearts during this
time as He constantly reveals
Himself as Life and Truth.
Team will be serving at the Union Gospel Mission’s Women &
Children’s Shelter in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. This
Mission reaches out to the homeless and provides food, shelter
and recovery programs to the poor and needy, all through the power and
word of Christ. As a team of 11 staff and students we offer
wholeheartedly for whatever tasks are asked of us, assisting and
encouraging the staff and guests at the Shelter. Besides leading
Bible studies and sharing Christ on the streets we will also do such
things as cooking, childcare, painting and cleaning.
As a team of 5, staff and students, we'll travel to Manilla to work at a Student Centre run by Torchbearers Philippines.
Loy and Techie Vargas have been directing that ministry for
about 20 years. The Lord has allowed them to teach moral "Values
Classes" in urban public high schools as well as host many teenagers
in their drop-in Student Centre. The work will involve some practical
maintenance projects at the Centre as well as the public high school ministries.
Asia Practicum Programme
The month of February was an exciting time of service for the 6 interns
serving in the Asia Practicum Programme. 3 of the interns served
in Manila sharing with hundreds of high school students the message of
Christ who is our Saviour, Life and Lord. It was also
a thrill for them to distribute thousands of Christian teen magazines
called "Book of Hope". Meanwhile
back in India, 3 interns have been fully engaged in student life
at Green Valley Bible Centre. We had a few new students join for the
second half of the Bible School who also brought a fresh enthusiasm to
Christ. The interns have been able to go out on several
trips to local Hindu villages and watch the students themselves
sharing zealously about the Lord Jesus Christ. Also, to the Bible
School students, these interns are preparing to teach from God's Word,
both Old and New Testament about a "life
lived generously" because it all belongs to Him.
Spring Ladies Conference 2008
Ladies, a wonderful retreat opportunity for you!
Come for a weekend away to be refreshed & strengthened by the Lord through His Word. Bonnie
Thomas, international speaker & Bible teacher, will share
from the I AMs in John's Gospel. Invite a friend or two, come as
a group from your church or with ladies in your family.
Two weekends to choose from, May 23-25 or May 30 - June 1.
Don't miss out, spaces filling quickly, register today!
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