The world wide events just keep piling up. They really make us sit up and take notice. It should also make us analyze our walk with the Lord and our Christian behavior and outreach to the community. I for one am questioning the strength of my faith and trust in the Lord when the evil in the world continues to bombard us with these events. The murdering of innocent children and adults by those whose minds are not in the right place. A war happening through the efforts of an individual whose only desire is power and money. Besides those major events we hear of hate crimes, criminal groups killing each other, racism and many more. To think that mass shootings happen every day within the borders of our neighbors to the south. On top of all that the sin and degradation within the lives of individuals and families reminds us of our need to stay close to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, practice what we preach and pray continuously for the lost and the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We have had conversations with a number of friends who shared their sorrows and it reminds us of the trials and tribulations that exist here on earth. On that note I would refer each one of us to the following scripture
Ephesians 6: 10-13
- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
- Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
- For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
- Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.
Where: 7th Day Adventist Church 3441 Gibbons Rd, Duncan
Note: There will be a bit of a problem this Sunday for the following reason:
The neighboring modular home park is having a major garage sale that is tied to the 7th Day Adventist church thrift shop. It will include garage sale customers being allowed to park in the church parking lot. It has been recommended we park as close to the church as possible. So make sure where you park to leave as much room as possible for others. I might even suggest coming to the Breaking of Bread service to be sure parking for you won’t be a problem.
When: Sunday May 29, 2022
- 10:00 am Breaking of Bread
- 11:00 am Family Bible Hour
Speaker: Chet Mcarthur
Prayer and Praise
- Robin McKenzie: the son of our sister Betty McKenzie, suffered a stroke well over a year ago. He has languished in Cairnsmore until recently but has just been transferred to Port Hardy into a rehabilitation facility and it is hoped he will receive the help he needs to get back on his feet. This puts him much closer to his home and family. Let’s pray for his recovery and the well being of his family.
- Vera Cairns: You may recall this friend of ours and Don & Christiana who attends Bethel Baptist. Vera had fallen on the street in L.C. and seriously injured her lower leg requiring surgery and rehab. Unfortunately Vera was doing rehab and fell, reinjuring her leg and injuring the other leg as well. She has undergone a second surgery and will most likely spend at least 3 months more in hospital.
- Christiana McLaughlin: having much difficulty with the leg requiring knee replacement surgery. Surgeon is working on the necessary knee replacement operation in the next 6-8 weeks.
- Faye Mackie: Has been in Hospital recently for an infection problem as well as a water retention problem. Faye is now at home and recovering, albeit very slowly.
- Anne Suais: Doing not too bad and now has a hospital style bed in her living room allowing her to go to bed at night rather than sleeping in her lift chair. Anne really appreciates visits.
- Please also continue to pray for Elinor Bell, Terry and Lois, Frank and Reeny, Penny Watt, Christa Stegeman, Linda Sked,
- Peake family: thanks for your prayers for Barb and I, we are doing great, got over our covid bout and will be receiving our second booster shot Friday the 27th. We would appreciate prayers for David in his job hunting situation, for Sherilyn and Allan as well for their health.
Reconstruction is now moving forward in a number of ways.
- Flooring has now been decided on and ordered.
- If all goes well we could at least be having services back in our building starting on July 10th.
- Chairs are ordered for delivery in the first week of July.
- Piano tuner is set to deal with the pianos,
- Drywallers will be in next week and that will be followed by the painting, color has been chosen.
- Unfortunately the fellowship hall and kitchen will take longer and are not likely available until September or possibly even October. Prayers needed here.
- I would like to thank Doug Watt, Art Gross and Bill Minor for the progress on the new fence. Great job.
Ladies Prayer & Bible Study
Note: The ladies will be looking at the information to possibly knit toques for the Nanaimo Lighthouse Ministries.
- Hans and Attie Terpstra’s
- #8 – 1015 Trunk Rd