Ministry Update: Spring, 2017

The month of February, 2017 will be remembered in our household for a long time to come. At the end of January, our family flew down to Florida where I spoke at the meeting in Boca Raton. This was instead of the meetings that we had originally planned for April. There had been a change in the assembly’s speaking schedule that made this possible. For us, the timing was perfect. In addition, the airfares were much cheaper during this time of year. Every day, the weather was spectacular. I think it rained once – for 15 minutes – and then the sun came out soon afterwards. Also, it was great to reunite again with many of the believer’s from that meeting. We also had an opportunity to visit with our friends at the Jupiter assembly on another night, the meeting where Cindy’s cousin Wendi attends with her family. We always enjoy visiting with them every time we are there.

Hitler’s Mercedes – A Canadian trophy in their war museum

After coming home for a week, it was on the road again this time to northern territories. A lot of people thought we were a little mixed up, that we were doing things in reverse order …and we were! To go from a warm climate to cold one is not necessarily the norm, but that is the way it is in ministry. We traveled five hours to Camp Iroquoina for their winter family retreat. The group was larger this year than last, which is always nice to see. The fellowship around God’s Word was wonderful, the atmosphere relaxed, and the activities enjoyable. Despite milder temperatures, there was enough snow on the ground for the kids to do some sledding down Iroquoina’s long hill with the friends that they make at camps like this. After the weekend, it was on to Camp Galilee In Ottawa, an additional 5 hours further north over the border. We had a few extra days on our hands prior to the weekend meetings which gave us some time to venture into the city and to do some exploring in that area. The theme of the meetings were “Our reasonable Faith” from the first two verses in Romans 12. We always pray that something said will be a blessing and genuine help to the Lord’s people wherever we go.

 

Yours in Christ,

Mark and Cindy Kolchin – Phil. 1:6

January 2017

Ministry Update – January, 2017   Dear friends in Christ, One of the phrases that have been in my mind the last few months is “He is Able”.  When I began looking into this, I discovered that there were a few more of these verses than the couple that I was acquainted with in the […]

August, 2016 Ministry Update

Dear friends in Christ, Wow! What a month it has been. The “heat is on!” as they say. I cannot remember the last time that it has been so hot and so humid for so long. I often wonder how people survive in heat like this. It is a good reminder to pry for those […]

February, 2016

WINTER came in quickly after a very mild December. Here is a picture that we took on the day is snowed in January and our meeting was cancelled that morning. The reason can be seen behind us. As I said that day, “Once in a great while, I do not dress up in a suit […]

December, 2015

Dear friends, It seems that each day in the news there is some tragedy, some shooting, some natural disaster taking place in our country.  The headlines repeat the same horrific news week after week. It is as if the Lord has lifted His hand of protection that was over our land in times past to […]

Fall, 2015

Dear friends, We thank the Lord again for another wonderful summer. The Lord kept us safe as we travelled to many places and put many miles on our car. As we did, we reconnected with many old friends and made many new friends along the way. The family is doing well and all the kids are now […]

Spring, 2015

Greetings to all of you – our special friends in Christ. Well, it looks like we have finally turned the corner in this long, cold winter. I can say that now with this well-received balmy weather pattern we are currently in. But the month certainly did not start out that way! There was another brutally cold Artic blast that visited our area just this past week. In its wake was a snow storm that blanketed our area with at least ten inches of snow. The kids loved it but it meant a lot of shoveling for me (and some for them, now that they are getting bigger). What a contrast it was from a week before!

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