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Build the House Report: Silver Lining in the Korean Community!

Came across this super cool story last week, another little silver-lining in this unique season where Evangel has been “homeless”. There’s a Korean community within the Evangel community, though you won’t necessarily see them in our regular Sunday gatherings. They have their own Korean-language meeting after Evangel’s regular Sunday gatherings. Of course, with Build the House, they too found themselves in a place of mobility, and opted to meet in Pastor John’s home. The number of people was relatively small,…

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Serbia Update

As many of you are aware, Evangel is supporting a brand new church in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia.  Paul and Mary Triller are our point people for the project, and will be giving us regular updates on happenings.  Check out the latest from Paul on this exciting opportunity!  You're making a difference!   Greetings Evangel Chapel!   Here’s where you support and prayers are making a difference….   What a great year 2014 has been thus far.  o    An…

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No WAY It’s Worth It For a Bigger Building!

I just spent the weekend with a number of great friends who lead churches just like Evangel.  It was a time of encouragement, learning, and accountability: as each of us shared our story – the victories and the struggles.  When my turn came, I shared how  my number one tension in pastoring these days has been coping with the size of the project we are now in (Build the House).  Of course that included accommodating growth, meeting deadlines, raising finances, interim…

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Beauty of The Forgotten (By Breanna Froese)

"In a city mark and marred and scarred, a world of shades of grey, artificial graffiti colours the walls. In a crack a seed takes root, amid the blocks of cold pavement. A gathering of orphaned, whose hands have felt the sandpaper-grating of their very lives burn raw their skin. A people of loss and mistakes, a people of regret and pain. A people who, despite the sight they see through their eyes, are not lost to beauty and the…

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Wendy in Dakar

Wendy Morrow is seasonal in Fort St. John, being a smoke-jumper in the summer (and a regular when she can at Evangel Chapel).  In the off-season, Wendy often fills her time with missional/humanitarian projects.  This wonderful report just came in from her, it's super exciting!  Looking forward to seeing Wendy again soon!   I just returned from Dakar, Senegal, Africa, last Wednesday and I wanted to thank you very much for praying for the duration of my trip! was working at…

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YES-ware! Going to Kwadacha, BC

A couple months ago a few guys from Evangel, on a skidoo trip, came up with an idea to reach out to the little First Nations community of Kwadacha, one of the most isolated and repressed communities in our province.  This is the story of how that happened.  Jesus willing, on March 13-15 they will lead a team, accompanied by rap artist Fresh IE, for a weekend outreach. Me, along with a couple buddies,recently went for a skidoo ride overnight and ended…

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New Project: Novi Sad, Serbia

We are always open to ways that we can expand our reach as a community, and do it in a way that is efficient  and productive, and honouring to Jesus command – “go into all the world".  After almost four years of walking beside the little church plant in Ukraine, it’s time to push forward by taking on a new project.  About six months ago we were invited to partner with a church plant in Novi Sad, Serbia.   Being the…

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A Fictional Letter from the Church in Mexico

How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about us.  I know you have carried the work here in your hearts for the last year, but have had no opportunity to express this until now, turning your concern for us into action with the building of a beautiful sanctuary for our congregation.   Not that I am speaking of being in need, for we have learned how to be content with whatever we have.  Florencia and myself have learned…

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Mexico Blog #9 – Thoughts from the Church Build

Here’s how to build a church in THREE DAYS: take a team of 20 awesome people from Fort St. John to a little town called Vicente Guerrero in Mexico, give them a task of providing a 40′ x 60′ building for a burgeoning little Oaxacan congregation situated amongst the poorest of the poor, then watch a beautiful building literally appear in front of your eyes, because that’s exactly what took place two weeks ago.  We started building on Monday, and…

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Kenya – Special Feature this Sunday, July 8th !!

Written by Jimmy Noble The team has made is safely back to Canada with most of our body parts attached. Jeremiah and I did show up with an eye infection that made us look pretty strange. We both had several appointments and so far it looks like it is just a really bad infection, however our eyes are almost totally back to normal now, praise God. Other than a few scratches and dings here and there, we have all been…

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Kenya Update 06/10/12

Commandment Number 1: You shall have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:3 god # 1 The Almighty Clock The alarm goes off very early in the morning, as the team begins to wake up we realize that in order to get all of God’s work done we are going to have to scramble. We have made up several different baskets of food to distribute to families in need. Our plan for the day is to hand these baskets out while…

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Kenya Update June 3, 2012

Put yourself in these three different shoes:  1. A young believer and friend comes to you and says that he was kicked out of school because he didn’t have $60 dollars to take the final exam in university. Do you pray for him and send him on his way saying, “God bless you?” Or do you stop and actually give him the funds he needs. What we make in a few hours can change this man’s life forever.  2. I…

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Update From Team in Kenya – GREAT READ and Awesome Report!

  Kenya update May 25, 2012 With banana trees on one side of us and sugar cane on the other, the sun beats down on us as we find ourselves walking down a narrow path in the middle of Kenya. Single file one by one we make our way to share the gospel with a widow that was left with six children. Her husband has died from HIV AIDS and she is to sick to work, let alone provide food…

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Using Facebook to Bring Evangel Everywhere!

How to use Facebook and social media to BUST your church OUT of the four walls and make a massive splash in your 24/7 world!     And with only the *click*, of a mouse.   1) Like Evangel Chapel’s Facebook page (click here and get it done if you haven’t already ;-).   When you do this, it connects all your friends to the fact that you’re apart of the Evangel family.  And it gives them a direct link to check…

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Interview with Deja on Mexico Trip

1. Was there anything that happened on this trip that you didn’t expect? I’ve honestly never seen Faith come out of her shell the way she did in Mexico.  She built relationships with that family that none of us can compare to.  She has never stepped out to get to know someone the way she did with Philipa and those girls. I’m so proud of her!   I also saw a strength in the people we built for that I was…

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Mexico Blog #8 – Don’t De-Complicate Mexico

I’ve only just returned from Mexico, and already the awkward questions are being asked and discussed in our home:      – How do we live now in relation to our own material possessions and abundant wealth?      – Should we build/buy bigger and better things, or just make do, sending more money to the mission field?      – Are we giving to the poor, visiting the prisoner, clothing the naked in our own city?      –…

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Mexico Blog #7 – Culture Shock…Oh Boy

We just returned to the continental United States of America after building a couple of homes for Mexico’s poorest folks.  It was an amazing experience that I hope has worked a transformational effect on us Fort St. Johner’s.  Time will tell.  God has been speaking to us very strongly on issues of wealth distribution and caring for the poor, the widow, the orphan, and the marginalized of our society.  This whole event was more of the same.  God give us…

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Mexico Blog #6 – Two Great Men

Of all the pictures we snapped over the week in Vicente Gurerro, this one ranks among my favourite because of the two central subjects of the photo:   Asher Motola A Jewish guy who got saved during the Jesus movement in Mexico City, a teacher by trader, and missionary by calling.   For the last few decades he and his wife Suzanne have given their lives to the extension of the Kingdom and spread of the Gospel into Mexico.  He…

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Mexico Blog #5 – Last Day In VG

We are nearing the end of our time down here at Vicente Gurerro in the famous Baja California.  Our “last supper” tonight was over the top with all kinds of Mexican delicacies you simply can’t order at Taco Bell.  In some countries it is polite to burp after the meal signifying your satisfaction, compliments to the chef.  In Mexico, you show your appreciation to your hosts by stuffing yourself so full you can barely walk :-).  We REALLY showed the…

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Mexico Blog #4 – All in a Day on the Baja Peninsula

Here’s a Journal of Thursday, April 5, from Tony’s perspective, in Vicente Gurerro, Mexico:   5:30am      Alarm goes off.  Problem was, I put earplugs in my ears last night (because of the snoring) and never heard it.  Woke up when one of the teenagers stumbled back into my room mumbling, “What time is it?”.  I knew immediately that my alarm had been beeping away, waking up the whole cabin.  Whoops.     6:00am Have a conversation with a…

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Tiana’s Thoughts From Vicente Gurerro

Being here in Mexico is definitely, I would say, an experience unlike any I have had before, and one I won’t forget! We have been building houses for some families over the last four days and actually just finished them today. It was so amazing and impacting to see the joy that the family expressed at being given a new house when they didn’t have one before. The excitement in the little girl’s eyes as she jumps up on her…

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Mexico Blog #3

Could the believers in VG reach out and impact the world around them?  Tonight I discovered the answer is unquestionably YES.  Although Pablo and Felipa (the couple we’re building a house for) may not be there quite yet, the Church of VG is set to rock the planet.  We visited an absolutely hopping church tonight.  400 people packed into a room on Wednesday evening for church, and apparently they pack the building twice on Sundays.  The spirit in the house…

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Mexico Blog #2 – Miraculous Healings After a Long Day!

MEXICO BLOG #2 Having been on a few of these altruistic adventures, I once again forget the amount of work involved.  It’s almost 11pm, and we are finally in our cabins Tuesday evening.  The day started for me at 5:30am, with a full day on the building site in the blazing sun with not a few blisters from working steady throughout the day (blame my soft hands on office work).  By the time 4pm rolls around, the houses are completely…

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Mexico Blog #1 – Following Jesus Means We Go!

MEXICO BLOG #1 The girls and I made it to Vicente Guerrero (VG from now on) in one piece.  My first time driving the Baja peninsula, and I have to say it was absolutely gorgeous, kind of reminded me of driving along the Oregon coast in a way, the ocean breakers were very impressive.  I snapped a pile of pictures of waves that I’m sure I’ll never look at again.  You definitely get a sense of the turmoil in this…

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Introducing the Vazquez Family

That’s Filipa Guzman Vazquez, and those are two or her and Pablo’s four children.  Although we are just starting to get the story on this family, we know that in their poverty they work unbelievably hard to scratch a meager existence off the land in the community of Vicente Gurerro.  They do not presently have their own home and are eagerly anticipating our teams arrival this weekend.  Why?  Because 25 people from our church will be presenting them with their…

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