Build the House Update

It’s been a great journey so far with Build the House. Hardly a day goes by where I’m not slightly "caught off guard" by the fact that we did it! After 30+ years of dreaming, praying, and planning, Evangel has at long last expanded facilities into a beautiful home in the heart of the city of Fort St. John. With a new auditorium that seats up to 500, creative facilities for families, and breath-taking spaces to gather throughout, it’s a…

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Latest News & Announcements

Hi House! Hope you’re having an amazing summer. Sara and I just recently returned with our two youngest from a very refreshing time down south. I think it’s almost time to ramp things up again :), and we’re feeling ready for it! A few things: Church in the Park This Sunday (August 24) we will be having church in the park for the second time this year. Centennial Park, 11am. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on! At 1 pm,…

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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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Building Blog #20 – Are we there yet???

Remember asking that question as a kid on long (and even not so long) journeys? I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record to the guys that are front-running Build the House renovations. Are we there yet? The answer is, like it was when I was an 8 year old kid, difficult. We’re definitely moving in the right direction. Almost all of the light fixtures are now installed. Almost all of the flooring has been laid. Almost all of…

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Giving Story (and it’s really true)

The last two weeks at Evangel have been interesting for two reasons. 1) Our attendance during Sunday services has been fairly low.   This is completely normal for the time of year as many of you take advantage of good weather to get some extra projects done around the house, or flee to beautiful, riverside campgrounds.  I don’t blame you one bit – been a long winter.   On that note though, I encourage you to make “the gathering” as…

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Building Blog #18

​It’s been awhile since I’ve last blogged, but trust me when I say it’s not indicative of inactivity – there’s a lot going on!  Let me highlight a few things: OCCUPANCY IS IN SIGHT!   By occupancy I’m referring to that Sunday in the near future when we can actually have church in our new facility.  In fact, all our efforts and priorities right now are to get us to this point.  Hopefully we’ll see this happen sometime in July.…

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Another-Great-Meeting (AGM)

Or Annual General Meeting, but I like the creative title better :).  We're pleased to report that we had a great meeting, with a good turnout and lots of food.  Who’d of thought one year ago that our 2014 AGM would find us meeting in a school cafeteria?!  It IS very exciting living this journey that God has Evangel on!   Our meeting consisted of a few key elements that I’ll give you in brief here, along with links to PDF documents:…

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From India back to FSJ

We have so much potential to grow, it's unreal. For the first day that I was in India, we went through orientation. The full day was spent with Steve Stewart, who was leading our team. Orientation sounds pretty lame, especially if you've ever worked in the oil patch where that word basically means that you'll be wasting an hour in front of a lame safety movie. Not so in this case. It started with Steve saying that the goal wasn't for…

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Evangel Leadership Team Commits $560,000 To BUILD THE HOUSE!!

Who’d a thought giving away money could be so…well, fun!     On November 8, a handful of leaders in our church committed $560,000 to Build the House!  Some will undoubtedly think we’ve lost our marbles – maybe we have :-).  Here’s why we’re so ecstatic – there is MASSIVE, outrageous joy in generosity!  And this is what Jesus was talking about when he said, “You’re far happier giving than getting”.     And just so you know, our happiness isn’t cause…

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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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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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