“Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” We are so grateful to be able to celebrate another Christmas, the coming of Our King and Savior!
Roland had the privilege of continuing his IT/Communications ministry for the NTMC campus offices and residences, as well as his role as adjunct facility for Emanate. There will always be servers, networks, phones, computers, tablets, hardware & software to deal with, but his real joy is interacting with the missionary candidates. He taught a 12 hour Digital Security Seminar for anyone that was interested, staff included. At the beginning of the year he did a 30 hour orientation course for new missionaries going to the field. This is a particular joy, as he is able to share valuable information that will expedite the sharing of the gospel to unreached people groups. Some of the information that he covered was:
- Renewable energy sources and how to use them
- Field water treatment
- Locating and harnessing a fresh water source
- Safety issues with propane
- Equipment to take to field
- Responsibilities to ministries in light of stewardship
Jinni had the privilege of teaching Grade 5/6 this year, instead of her traditional Grade 1/2. The class got involved in the community Fall Agricultural Fair, and all the students won prizes! She also received training to become an Educational Therapist and finds joy in being a part of making learning easier for certain students.
Roland and Jinni are both involved in the community and have been a part of a chronological Bible study with young adults.
Their oldest son RJ is in his second year at Liberty University, as a theatre major. He performed in Twelfth Night this semester.
Elijah has been volunteering on campus, and looks forward to getting a job, as soon as our permanent residency status is finalized. He recently performed in the local Hanover Community Theater in Alice @ Wonderland. He played the Mad Hatter. (Jinni played the Queen of Hearts.)
Moriah is a Grade Ten student at GHSS, a public school in Ontario. She has enjoyed being on the volleyball team, as well as participating in several youth groups in neighbouring communities.
Their youngest daughter Susan, is in Grade Nine and attends the New Tribes Mission Academy on campus. She and Moriah are praying for snow, so they continue their snowboarding passions.
We thank all of you who have been a part of us being able to serve here in Canada, We wish you a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year, and pray your walk with the Lord is exciting, encouraging and contagious!
Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Cor. 3:4-6)