Monday, April 25, 2011

iPod update

I have posted this using my iPod touch. Just experimenting for future possibilities.

More Moving

Memories Made

We had "some" of our family home for Easter and had a great time. We also got a lot done. Check out Becky's blog here "A Woman with Many Hats" and see her version of the time spent here. Thanks guys for making it special for us.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Final Class

We had the final class with this FPU group. 
The time seemed short, 13 weeks, but it was great!
So keep up the great work team!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Don't send me to Africa

Years and years ago, had to have been around 1981, a young couple (I have totally forgotten their names, but I'm sure that they would remember this) sang this song to Peter and I when we were pondering pastoring a church in Alberta. I had mentioned at the time, that I would likely never go to Africa, and they got this song and sang it at a church function for us.
I was looking through our stuff sorting what to keep, sell, give away, or garbage and found the paper with the lyrics on it and the letters SWB. I went looking on the net to find it and found this. Hope you enjoy it.

 "Please Don't Send Me To Africa" by Scott Wesley Brown.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

One More Sleeping Bag

I made this years ago, like before 1987. It has lost a few squares.

So I replaced them and made the quilt into a sleeping bag.
Now I'm done with that!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Where Is Spring?

Peter took this on Tues.

Thurs. we started a weekend Garage Sale, this morning we woke to this!
The yard looks so much cleaner than it did yesterday!
I don't know what we will make today!
You can see where the sign WAS on the lawn.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sleeping Bag Number 1

My Mom made this quilt.

It needed some TLC!

She never made this one though.

I added a very long zipper.

Then added the two quilts together.

Using stick pins, unlike the nice Quilting pins my sister has!

Sewed the two together and made a sleeping bag.
This is one of the things I did today! The others things I didn't take pictures of. 
So what are they: We went for a walk and picked bottles - made quite a bit too! 
Talked to my daughter, and my daughter-in-laws and to Kirk 
and even got to say hi to some grandchildren. 
I also got Kirk to help me set up my computers to transfer files.
Talked to two of my sisters.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I've Been Busy

Last week was not only the first week with no job to go to, but a very busy one! That was probably a good thing. We listed our garage sale and then could only do it for one day. Then we went to the funeral.
It was good to go, and also good to visit with family again. Who knows, it will likely be the last time we see some of them until we get back from Rwanda. I was able to pick up two long zippers from Lloydminster. That was really good! Now I have a job to make two quilts into sleeping bags. We have more sorting to do and we will be having a three day garage sale this weekend.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Please Remember Rwanda

April is likely the most difficult month in Rwanda. This is the month where they will remember the Genocide of 1994.   On April the 7th 1994, the Rwandan genocide began, and over the next 100 days as many as one million people lost their lives. Please remember the nation of Rwanda this month and keep them in your prayers. I have read these books on the genocide, all very good reads:

AN ORDINARY MAN by Paul Rusesabagina
LEFT TO TELL by Immaculee Ilibagiza




Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I Lost My Sister-In-Love Today

My sister-in-law had been fighting for her health for a long time now.
Now, she isn't in pain any more!
We love you Gwen, we will miss you a lot!

Tooth Problems

It didn't take too long for the Dentist to extract it.

Yep that's the one!
We were driving around and I'm sure people thought I was a smoker with the gauze in my mouth.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bible Reading

Okay, so it's not exactly Bible Reading so much as it is Bible Listening. I've been listening to DAILY AUDIO BIBLE a podcast that I found in the iTunes Store. I've been enjoying it and it's nice to have. Check it out, you might like it.

Monday, April 4, 2011


I have been blogging now for 2 years! Wow, it doesn't seem that long!
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Sharing about our trip to Rwanda

We got to share during the service today at our church about our forthcoming trip to Rwanda.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Farewell Potluck


Farewell Potluck, a set on Flickr.
Tonight NCEM had a potluck for us. Thanks everyone for the great food and fellowship. We have made many life long friends, and will be keeping in touch.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Blogger Space is small!

Well, to small for me, and my pictures anyway. So thankfully for family (Thanks to Kirk and LaDonna) I can once again put my pictures on my Blogspot without paying them any money!
Laaaaaaa! (In a singing type voice). Laaaaaa! again!
So that last post was a demonstration of using Flickr with my blog.
I am going to have a good day now!
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Noon Walks

March 31, 2011

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5,6

    In our last letter we mentioned a change that was about to happen in our lives. We will be finished working with NCEM on the 31st of March. We served twenty-three years with NCEM, and have enjoyed it. We mentioned also that we were applying to YWAM (Youth With A Mission). We were accepted with YWAM last month and will be taking DTS (Discipleship Training School) in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa. We will leave for Rwanda around the middle of June. The training is 6 months long - 3 months of classes and three months in field ministry. We are excited about what God will do in and through us in Rwanda. The transition from NCEM to YWAM is going very smoothly. NCEM sent out a letter to our financial supporters, informing them of changes. Below is the information needed for those of you who would like to support us during our time in Rwanda. We are recommended to raise about $2650.00 per month.

YWAM mentioned in an email to us:

    If you are planning to fly out June 15th, we can start sending you money the month before that, so your donors can begin sending you money as of the end of April.
We can receive donations in the following ways:
1. Cheque/money order - Made payable to 'Youth With a Mission' with a separate note attached saying "This is for ...... serving in ....." We cannot accept cheques payable to a missionary or ministry. We can accept US or CAD cheques or money orders, but only a CAD tax receipt will be issued. These are receipted monthly, in the following month, unless the donor requests an annual receipt.
2. Post dated cheque - donors can send in post dated cheques, so that there is a cheque ready and waiting to be sent out every month. We have a secure safe we store them in, until they are ready to be used. Again, they must be payable to 'Youth With A Mission' with a separate note attached designating them to the missionary. We can accept US or CAD cheques or money orders, but only a CAD tax receipt will be issued. You can be receipted annually or monthly.
3. Pre-authorized monthly payment - Donors fill in a form (contact Peter or Diane - info at end of this letter) and return it to us, with a signature and a void cheque. This option is available only to donors with a CANADIAN bank account. You will be receipted annually at the end of the current tax year.
4. Credit card donation - online through our third party website, CANADA HELPS. (Please get a form from Peter or Diane) Unless it is absolutely necessary we discourage donors from using Canada Helps, as they charge an extra transaction fee, on top of our administration fee, and so the missionary ends up with less money overall. Your tax receipt in this case will be provided by Canada Helps by email at the time of the donation, unless you establish an account and a monthly credit payment. Receipts are for Canadian tax purposes only.
Receipts are payable to the name on the cheque sent. Business cheques will be receipted to the business, not to an individual, and the same with personal cheques, these donations can only be receipted to the name on the cheque. In the case of group or cash donations where many individuals have donated together, we cannot divide receipts over one cheque written on behalf of the group. Please send in a money order, payable to YWAM and attach a separated note with the name, address, phone, email and about given by each donor so they can be properly receipted. Please do not send cash in the mail, always get a money order.
Our office address for mailed gifts is
Project Funding Office, PO Box 57100, Vancouver, BC, V5K1Z0
our phone is:  604.436.4433
our fax is:  604.436.4466
our email is:

    We hope the above is helpful to you, please contact if you have any questions (contact information is below).

    Because of the mail system in Rwanda, we will need to communicate with you via email. So if you could send us your current email address so that we can update our list we would be so happy to continue our communication with you in that way. If we do not get your email address you may not hear from us. [ :- (   = sad face]   Those of you who do not have an email address, please write us and let us know and we will figure out a way to get our prayer letters to you. We really want your prayer support and we know a few of you who do not have computer access.

Prayer Requests - Please pray with us as we prepare to go:
- For the sale of our home here in Prince Albert and all of the paper work in relation to that transaction.
- For the sale of our car and truck.
- Pray that we will find the right insurance company for international insurance coverage.
We need to find reasonably priced flight out of Saskatoon.
Praise God with us, for the way He is working 'things' out!

Serving Him,

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