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Gospel or how to embrace it. John Cross will teach the seminar. He is the author of Te Stranger on the Road to Emmaus and By this Name. Our church addition, which began


were around to see him. Te Lord seemed to speak to his heart that this was his last chance to accept him as Savior. He recalled how far the walk to the altar had seemed, but when he rose from his knees, he didn’t walk — he floated back to his seat. Te Lord led Jarmo to Canada as an adult, and he has been involved in music and in dra- ma and dinner theater ministries. His wife Maritta testified that she knew


the way of salvation, but wanted to make that decision when she was old and gray. At the age of 23 she saw that she needed to change her life. She tried to fix things by changing her outward behaviour, but came to realize that that was not enough. Te inner change she needed could only occur if she accepted Christ as her Savior, so she did that. Tree weeks aſter accept- ing Christ, her husband leſt her, and she became a single parent. She and Jarmo met and married in Toronto in 1984. God led them to Manitoba 23 years ago. Now they have been lovingly welcomed to Hodgson Bible Church. Tey say “we feel as though we have come home!” New members: two in January Maritta Sinisalo, Correspondent


Kenora Bible Church Kenora, Ontario Simon Cheung, Pastor Our dear Pastor Allan Dueck is retiring


from ministry at our church (see page 6). We have been privileged to have him faithfully teaching us God's word. He has created conviction, encouragement and spiritual growth. We are overjoyed that they plan on staying in Kenora. Now they will have more time to care for a precious


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foster child whom we all love. We are very excited to welcome our new pastor, Simon Cheung, and his wife Sue to Kenora. Pastor Simon starts part-time in March. Tree couples are serving on short term


missions in Mexico, Armenia and Kenya. Tis is also sending church for two full- time missionary families. Wendy Paton, Correspondent


Salem Church Waldheim, Saskatchewan Darrell Derksen, Pastor In an effort to minister to folks in


our church and community who were mourning or lonely during the holidays, we held our first Service of the Longest Night on Dec 23. Tis candlelit service provided a time of healing and expressing our grief both in the service and in fellowship later. Te Lord continues to call people to


missions from our midst. Tanner Rede- kopp along with three friends is serving four months at Haggai Institute in Maui. David and Dianne Ratzlaff worked four weeks in Dominican Republic with Feed the Children. Deborah Unruh is preparing to work in France with Greater Europe Mission. We had a prayer of sending for Brynn Willems on Jan. 18 before she leſt for the Operation Mobilization (OM) GO Conference in Germany. Following this, she will receive three months of training at the OM Base in Zambia. Salem hosted a two-night TERM (Te


Emmaus Road Message) seminar in Feb- ruary. Participants learned basic teaching and encouragement techniques to share Jesus in the changing culture of Canada where many have no information about the


with a ground-breaking ceremony on April 12, 2015, is almost complete. A “Mile- stone Celebration” will celebrate officially moving into this new building on March 6. With our theme “Praising God for the Past, Praying for our Future,” the celebration will consist of a service of remembrance in the present sanctuary; one last time of music and singing in that acoustically wonderful old sanctuary; dedication of the new build- ing; and a fellowship meal together in the new dining hall. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Baptisms: Two in December


Stuartburn Gospel Chapel Stuartburn, Manitoba Mark Funk, Pastor Te December schedule at Stuartburn


Gospel Chapel included a traditional chil- dren’s Christmas program with an added feature. All attending families were asked to bring an item for the food bin, and these items were gathered into hampers and given to seven needy families in our community. Awana children also collected canned


goods for the soup kitchen and emergen- cy food distribution program of Union Gospel Mission (UGM) in Winnipeg. We joined Vita Bible Church and the Stuart- burn Sommerfeld Mennonite Church for a “Christmas Sock Project.” Together, we filled 100 pairs of socks with necessities and treats to be handed out by UGM to disadvantaged children in Winnipeg. Some members put muscle behind their prayers by constructing clothing drop boxes for UGM’s new project. Our church family celebrated the end of 2015 with a banquet held in the church hall followed by games and fellowship In order to position our plans and


energies squarely in God’s will for the year before us, we began with a week of prayer. From Jan. 3 to 9, we met each evening to


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