Monday, August 27, 2007

High Power Soccer 07 Wrap-up

Thank the Lord for all High Power team members who gave of their time for all the children who participated in this year's VBS at Northside. Over 50 kids attended the mini-soccer camp held at the chapel and at a nearby school playing field. On Friday most of the parents came for the closing program and a "High Power" barbeque. After all the kids were awarded their hard earned prizes, Jim Comte reviewed what the children learned during the week. The kids learned about heaven from the Word of God and how to get there. Jim reminded everyone present that God sent His only Son to be our Savior and that if we recieve Him by faith we can be sure of sins forgiven and a home in heaven. After a slide show everyone stayed for a BBQ and some freindly matches of soccer, "Parents vs. Kids!" and the team leaders vs. the older kids. Vera who directed the VBS would like to thank everyone who helped and all of you who prayed.
Almost 100 people enjoyed a High Power Barbeque in the Chapel parking lot. The rain stopped during the VBS closing program and the sun came out just in time for the BBQ!
Bill, Aaron and Gary serving up delicious burgers!
One of the many shots on goal by the older kids against the leaders. By the end of the game it was 10-1 for the kids!

The younger kids chase the parents in a wildly entertaining soccer match.

The parents who didn't play enjoyed a bit of sunshine on the sidelines.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

High Power Soccer Day 3

High Power Soccer at Northside Bible Chapel completed day three. 51 children participated on Tuesday and 51 today! Although the area really needs rain, we were glad it did not rain here in Barrie! Campers enjoyed more high power drills and skills and loads of fun. Thank you for praying for our team and for the camp.
Here is today's memory verse:

For the wages of sin is death;
But the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23

Corozal Update...

Here is the team from Canada in front of the mission house built in March 07.

This just in from Belize...

The Prime Minister has just this morning declared the
Corozal District a disaster area. Praise God however,
there has been no reports of any loss of life. Damages
include down buildings, roof tops gone, lucrateive
papaya crops wiped out plus other agricultural
business. Electricity and water, as we write has not
yet been restored for both the Corozal and OW
Districts. We will be visiting the are shortly to see
in what ways we may be able to help.

We will keep you informed.

Watch & Pray.
Benny H.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hurricane Dean & Corozal Town, Belize

We are just getting reports now in the news about how poepled fared in Corozal after Hurricane Dean made landfall in Belize. CBC radio reports heavy equipment is clearing debris from the streets. No reports of deaths or injury yet. Just a few months ago a team of 15 from Ontario built a small mission house in Corozal. I'm sure all of us will be very interested to know how folks are there and if the building sustained any damage. Let's remember Belize in our prayers.

For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to thier prayers;
But the face of the LORD is against
those who do evil. (1 Peter 3:12)

An example of what fierce catagory 4 winds can do (This was from Hurrican Andrew some years ago)!

A boy walks through flooded area in Corozal today in the wake of hurricane Dean.

Monday, August 20, 2007

High Power Soccer: Day 1

High Power Warmup!!!

One on one coaching...

"Coach" goes over some drills

Look at this future soccer star!

Memory Verse!

Dear praying friends,

Today was Day One of Northside Bible Chapel's High Power Soccer Camp, 2007 here in Barrie. We praise the Lord as 43 kids came the first day! A team of about 15 are running the programe. We have a great coach and several assisstant coaches. The kids are divided into two groups, each having about 1 hour of soccer instruction, including skills and drills. The kids also have crafts and are working hard to gain points through memory work. Please pray for the leaders and for the campers as they have fun and learn about God's love in Christ Jesus.
Please come again later for updates.

In Christ,
Sean & Vera
Philippians 1:21

Monday, August 06, 2007

Countdown to Kickoff...

August is here and we are making final preparations for the High Power Soccer camp to be held at Northside Bible Chapel and Oakley Park school here in Barrie. Pictured here are Rachel and her grandma showing off the sign advertising the camp. My and mom helped us paint the sign. So far we have had aproximately 20 online registrations at