Partnership Ministries Update
Christmas 2016 - Advent 2017
This year Marie and I want to send you our personal greetings and thanks for your many prayers and rich fellowship and timely encouragement that you have given us this past year, but in a more personalized manner. During our various travels in this past year we have so been aware of your prayers sustaining us at very challenging times.
The 2016 Map!
Ministry commitments have taken us to many areas including Florida – Kansas City – California – Calgary – West Virginia – Hungary – Kentucky – Ellel Ministries, Pierrepont, England – Norwich UK, 100 Mile House in BC – Australia including Perth – Melbourne and Brisbane – then on to Idaho, Ottawa, Ontario, and then for several weeks of ministry in Scotland including Ellel Scotland - and Northern Ireland and even the Republic Of Ireland. It has been an amazing year for us and all the time we have been kept safe and healthy in our travels.
But here is our more personal message to you for this season…
In The Coming Months….
As of January – Marie and I will be returning to New Zealand in order to participate in the Schools of Ministry with Selwyn Stephens. Between January 9th – 23rd we will be sharing in venues taking place in Wellington – Christchurch – and Wellington. Please check our website for more details or contact Jubilee Resources Ministries who will be hosting us – www.jubilleresources.org
We then will be in Florida with Ellel USA (Florida) February 2nd – 4th – and various church fellowships in the Ormond Beach and DeLand area, February 9th – 12th and then finally with the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Centre, Oviedo February 14th – 19th - www.canterburyretreat.org
Please check with us for more specific information or directly with our host venues.
In February and March we return to Ellel West (Didsbury, Alberta) February 28th – March 5th. This will include a one day teaching on World Events called Navigating The Winds Of Change. We hope you can join us on this occasion if you are in Alberta at that time. Please also check the Ellel West website for more details concerning our entire visit on this occasion – www.ellelministries.ca - or firstname.lastname@example.org
In March we are also returning to Australia for several weeks. We are being hosted by Ellel Perth March 17th – 19th and meeting with other leadership groups including Womens’ Aglow on March 21st. Then we will be back with Ellel Gilbulla (Sydney) March 23rd - 29th for different events – please contact both Ellel Centres in Australia directly for more details. After this we will be in the Brisbane area before travelling on to Tasmania April 7th – 14th.
Once home from Australia – several other commitments await us in Kitchener, Ontario (April 27th – May 1st) – then in England May 10th – 24th for several venues throughout the country. In future editions of this Newsletter we will give more information concerning these and other commitments including CCLF in 100 Mile House / 108 Mile Ranch and then return visits to England and Scotland for further Ellel Ministries events in August and September.
I want to draw your attention, though, to a very special conference taking place at CCLF in 108 Mile Ranch September 28th – October 2nd. This will be a Northern conference hosted by CCLF and we will be joined by Steve Fry from The Gate near Nashville – Steve is a world-renown Worship Leader and Teacher and also is the President of Messenger International. Mark these dates in your conference now and for more information please contact Rev. Rick Barker directly at CCLF - email@example.com or www.cclf.ca
Our Thanks and our Prayers - and requests
As mentioned in our brief video message above – we are so grateful again for your amazing encouragement and prayers over these past few months. Please continue to pray for us throughout 2017. We do have specific needs that have arisen for this next year which includes an unexpected but necessary purchase of a new travel computer for me that will sufficiently meet our ministry and teaching needs. We are so grateful for those who have faithfully enabled us to meet our various commitments throughout this year - but the needs will continue to grow in this coming year. Any donations made to Partnership Ministries will receive a charitable tax receipt for tax purposes. These can be made on-line at www.partnershipministries.org – or via mail – our mailing information can be found on our website.
Marie joins me along with our family and Board extending our love prayers for you and your families this Christmas, and throughout 2017.