Friday, May 23, 2008

Many of you may have heard of the Cross Canada Cruisers. A group of men are taking the gospel from shore to shore (actually two teams starting at each end of the country and meeting in Ontario) in old classic cars. I had the chance to meet and pray with some of these men and I met Jay while speaking in Tavistock. Here is his first report...(Be sure to park your mouse at their website

"Greetings in the name of our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ,

I arrived to Vancouver BC this past saturday. From there I took one of
the BC ferries across to Victoria island. The view from the ferry was
honestly one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

This week we are being taught the book of romans by John Allen, and we
are working with Tim Hood in our outreach. We have our teaching on
romans at the assembly out here (westview gospel chapel) every morning.

The first major outreach was had was the Victorian Day parade. I was
again amazed at the ability these classic cars have and their ability
to 'attract' a crowd. Especially the 56 mercury montclair with glass
packed dual mufflers, that I have been privileged to drive :-) The
parade lasted about 4 hours, and we were able to distribute just shy
of 6000 'worlds biggest lie' cds. Many of the people that received the
cd's were appreciative and polite, and nobody really gave us any
opposition. Tuesday night we went downtown Victoria to the parliament
buildings. I ended up talking to a couple by the name of Mike and
Nicole for about 45 mins about spiritual things. Pray for Mike and
Nicole. They are very interested, but are still somewhat resistant to
God's perfect plan of salvation.

This friday and saturday we will be going down by the water to watch
and witness at a boat race. We plan to park the cars right on the
dock, and allow people to come and check out the cars, while trying to
work the gospel into the conversations. Pray for the hearts of these
people, most people are very receptive to talk to us, but when we turn
the conversation to spiritual things, are usually quick to end it or

I would write more, but as you can see...I'm not very good at this
whole letter writing thing,

God Bless,



ps. the website is up and running, for anyone
technologically advanced that wants to check it out :)"

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Books I'm Reading...

“Leave Robert Chapman alone; we talk about heavenly places; but he lives in them.” These were the words, to a critic, of J. N. Darby, contemporary of George Muller and a leader in the Christian Brethren Movement in England, at a time when the clouds of controversy were very dark indeed.

I'm re-reading a book called Agape Leadership.

Just had to post a little quote here:

To a young missionary heading for the field Chapman said: "Keep low, look up, and press forward." (pg. 63)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

God has the answer...

I received this just now. I just looked it over and suggest you do too. You may need it just at this moment!

God has a positive answer:


You say: "It's impossible"
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

You say: "I'm too tired"
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: "Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: "I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: "I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)

You say: "I'm not able"
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: "It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )

You say: "I can't forgive myself"
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: "I can't manage"
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)

You say: "I'm afraid"
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

You say: "I'm not smart enough"
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: "I feel all alone"
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

5 Pillars of Missions

Matthew 9:35-38 (New International Version)

35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

Some years ago I was at a Missionary Prayer Breakfast and heard a missionary, Sid Halsband who serves in Africa but is very sick right now. I still remember the substance of his message. From this passage he pointed out at least 5 principles for missions. It's really a study of the heart of Jesus.

1. The Lord was motivated by Love and Compassion for people.
2. His primary work was Preaching and Teaching.
3. He also was healing and aiding those who were suffering. (not cold and removed)
4. Recognition of the Lord of the Harvest.
5. A call for fervent prayer for laborers (not just preachers!)

You either go or send a substitute! There are those who go and preach and those who stay and pray. Those on the front lines are dependent on the supply lines, like those in the Battle for Bagdad during the Gulf War II.

"Lord Jesus, give me a heart like thine, Amen"

Friday, May 09, 2008

Ontario Worker's and Elder's Conference 2008

Vera and me just enjoyed a good part of the week at the 16th annual Worker's and Elder's Conference, hosted this year by Markham Bible Chapel. The theme this year was "Christ in the Old Testament".

Christ in the Law of Moses - Randy Amos
Christ in the Prophets - Willie Burnett
Christ in the Psalms - Harry Graham

I particularly enjoyed Willie's treatment of Christ in the Prophets. He showed us from various sections of the prophets four main points, how they spoke of:

1. Christ - The Eternity of His Being (Isaiah 6; Micah 5:2 etc.)
2. Christ - His Incarnation (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14 etc.)
3. Christ - The Perfect Servant of Jehovah (Servant songs of Isaiah, 42:1-7; 45; 50:4-10; 52:13-53)
4. Christ - The Sovereign (Isaiah 9:6 etc.)

There were seminars on various topics such as Encouraging the Next Generation, The Spirit of the Age and Missions.

Keith Keyser ministered from Philippians on the last day and I was challenged by the illustration which I've heard before about the last words of William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army. From his deathbed he sent a note to many who were eager to hear what he would say with his last breath. The note was delivered and on it was just one word "OTHERS"! May the Lord help us to have that attitude, the attitude of Christ (Philippians 2:5)