So this is how my local church impacted hundreds of lives at Christmas time. For more than 15 years, we've hosted a huge community meal where often would feed as many as 1000 people in one setting. This couldn't happen this year, so instead of doing nothing because the people couldn't come to us, we went to them with a full Christmas meal for their family.
We didn’t just bring a box of food, but also a Bible, a game, a gingerbread house and a magnet we designed with a prayer of protection on it. It was great to pray for so many people as we dropped the boxes of ‘Christmas Cheer’ off! We impacted over 800 people in 200 homes in our inner city.
A family rejoices to receive a Christmas Cheer.Go box in their home
Packed boxes ready to go!
Smiling faces of inner city residents as they received their box
Another family happy to see us!
It is more blessed to give than to receive!
Christmas Cheer.Go making a difference in one more family
Vehicles being loaded as we head out to deliver 200 boxes in an hour and a half!
Checking out the contents of a full box of goodies!
Everything you'd need for a full Christmas meal for a family ... including a homemade pumpkin pie!
Starting in October 2020 we'll be recording our fourth course for what will soon be available online as 'Canadian Fire School of Missions.' This course on personal evangelism can also be taken live online, Fridays at 10:30am(CST) starting October 16, 2020. If you'd like to be a part of it live, you can register the following ways:
Apply at https://fabc.ca/application
What a season we are in. Online teaching & mentoring has become part of our lives for this time.
I was recently able to share in a morning teaching session with pastors and leaders in Singapore and the Philippines. They are 14 time zones ahead of us and yet we are one in following the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We are able to make global impact even in this season when borders are shut down... we shall not be silent.
Early March was a time for miracles in
Guatemala & El Salvador, as our team from Faith Alive Bible College /
Canadian Fire School of Missions impacted lives in a number of settings.
We ministered in numerous settings, including churches, a Bible School,
children's outreaches, feeding the hungry, and even put on a breakfast for
women who work on the streets.
One young man at one of our services sat
in a wheelchair and allowed us to pray for him. As soon as the prayer was
done, he was unbuckling his seatbelt of his wheelchair wanting to stand
up. He was a little shaky at first, but eventually was kicking a
soccer ball and giving me a ride in his wheelchair! Jesus Christ is
the same, yesterday, today, and forever. He is still the Great Physician!
Asking a young man if he'd like prayer...
After we prayed he immediately unbuckled his seatbelt on his wheelchair &he wanted to stand up... something he couldn't do before!
The first few steps were shaky, but after a bit he was standing on his own. He was so happy!
Not only did he give me a ride in his wheelchair, but we also had him kicking a soccer ball back and forth with us!
Children praying with us in Guatemala at a kids outreach.
A powerful time at a breakfast for 'friends of Jesus' - lives impacted through House of Refuge Street Ministry
Preaching at a street outreach service at House of Refuge in Chiquimulilla, Guatemala
Preaching a Sunday morning service in a local church
Teaching about evangelism at a Bible school in Guatemala
Praying for a gang member at a street outreach.
Ministering in a local church in El Salvador
The Casa de Refugio (House of Refuge) / Faith Alive Bible College / Canadian Fire School of Missions team