First off, on a very personal note, I have to comment on the arrival of Karin and my first grandson. His name is Eli Hardy Tiessen and he is an absolute treasure. Other grandparents reading this post can appreciate the amazing delight. To witness the power of creation up close and personal is truly humbling. We are so thankful for Eli’s health and spunk. Since he will grow up surrounded by BC mountains, we will be seeking special status with WestJet.
Early in May, I attended our national Board of Faith & Life meetings in Winnipeg. These were good days as we pursued positive national alignment. A highlight was the return of Willy & Gwen Reimer to our meetings, an attempt to bring a healthy closure to Willy’s time of ministry with CCMBC. The process was rich and emotive.
One significant item of business for the Executive Board was the proposed merger between MB Mission and C2C. A more detailed update can be found here. There will also be a national conference call on June 16th. Check out the details on how to participate right here.
This May was also the 10th anniversary of The Jesus Network in Toronto. I regret that I could not attend the Banquet celebration on May 6th. Some of you were in attendance and I heard it was a fantastic evening of praise to God. Continue to pray for this most critical ministry – especially during the present season of Ramadan.
Finally, could I ask you to pray for two upcoming events:
Thanks again for your partnership in ministry. God is at work. He is the God of creation as well as the God of reconciliation. What a privilege to serve such an amazing King.
On mission with you,