Dear friends and family,
After four years, I am returning to Nicaragua for a ten-day training trip!
As many of you know, I run a program at my church called Family Rhythm. It is an equipping ministry for building strong family habits that points children to Christ daily. Through classes and coaching conversations, parents learn to make stronger connections with their kids for
- training wisdom
- growing character
- instilling foundational Christian thinking.
This material is also packaged in the form of a conference for the church in Nicaragua. Bluewater Baptist Church has a strong partnership with Threefold Ministries. Locally, the Skylark Retreat Centre, which is Threefold’s foremost project, provides churches with “a multi-use facility to congregate and raise up its leadership.” I will travel there from October 16-26 to teach the Family Rhythm (Ritmo Familiar) conference for church leaders and parents.
I will be travelling with Rev. Wayne Hancock, the managing director for Threefold, and Deane Proctor, lead pastor of Queensway Baptist Church. Deane will be simultaneously leading a conference for pastors on leadership and hermeneutics.
Nicaragua is located in central america. It has recently gone through a period of significant political turmoil. For many months, travel to the country was restricted. “Approximately 67% of those living in the Los Medranos area subsist on less than $9 per day. There are no local health care centres in the immediate area and transportation options to larger centres are limited. 93% do not have permanent access to clean water. Children make up 1/3 of the population” (Annual Report, 2018).
I am so thrilled to be a part of this ministry! I am thankful to my Bluewater church family for sending me. I am thankful for my wife who will hold down the fort while I am away. Please pray for the families of Nicaragua as we also continue to pray for the families of Sarnia and Canada. Through Christ, our stronger families can carry out His mission in the world. And we press on toward that goal.
- Families moving closer to Jesus, closer to each other
- Staff making preparations at Skylark to host
- Obstacles removed for people to come
- Inner peace in the midst of political turmoil
Living life with Jesus and you,