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FALL NEWSLETTER 2019

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THANKSGIVING REFLECTION
Throughout October, I was once again humbled as I reflected upon the many blessings that the Lord has afforded me.  The top of the list is the free gift of salvation offered through Christ’s redeeming work on the cross.  Throughout my life He has always been there and has lovingly drawn me into a deeper relationship with Himself.  Since 2003, I have been honoured to serve Him through Missionfest Manitoba (14 years) and LAMP (2.5 years thus far).  And when I think about LAMP, I thank the Lord for my many prayer partners and supporters. It is because of you that we are able to touch the lives of those who live in some of the remotest parts of Northern Canada, and I give thanks and praise to our Lord for each one of you!One of the most precious gifts that you can give anyone is the gift of your time. SUMMER MINISTRY 2019
What an incredible summer!  In Northwestern Manitoba and Northeastern Saskatchewan our teams of volunteer missionaries touched 15 communities. Their…

Summer 2019 Schedule and Prayer Requests

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LAMP SUMMER MINISTRY
N.W. MANITOBA AND N.E. SASKATCHEWAN

VBS DATES:
June 21 – 28
Wollaston Lake, SK
July 8 – 12
Thompson
July 13 – 20
Deschambault Lake, SKSandy Bay, SK
July 21 – 25
BrochetEastervilleMarcel Columb First Nations
Moose LakeSouth Indian Lake   Lynn Lake
July 28 – August 1
CormorantTadoule LakeYork LandingPelican Narrows, SK
August 2 – August 11
Lac Brochet
August 19 – 23
Churchill

SUMMER PRAYER REQUESTS: -Communities: That the Lord prepare the hearts of the children, youth and adults in each community to receive His transforming message.That there be a spirit of peace throughout each community.

Christmas Newsletter 2018

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HAVE A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS
FROM GORD AND KIM
AND EVERYONE AT LAMP

Another Christmas is fast approaching!  My prayer is that we do not become so busy that we miss the true reason for our yearly celebration.  That God chose to demonstrate His love by entering into history in order to reconcile a fallen humanity to Himself.  This is the Good News of Christmas!  And this is the message that LAMP strives to share in the Canadian North.

Kim and I would like to thank you for your continued prayers and support.  Especially pray for more volunteers as we have a growing waiting list of communities who are anxious to host a LAMP team.  NORTHERN EXPOSURE 2018
While this picture is from the Spring, I will be sure to take my parka when I go up North around the second week of December.  I will be taking a load of quilts, baby bundles, Bibles, hand-made knitted wear, slippers, soup and anything else that I can fit into the vehicle.  These gifts for our Northern First Nation friends were graciously donated by…

August Newsletter

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Roger is capably demonstrating his knowledge of airplane construction during craft time at South Indian Lake. A Year of Triumphs among Challenges
It has been a year of mechanical problems and bad weather, but the Lord is faithful!  Ontario and Manitoba have temporarily lost two of our key tools for the majority of our summer ministry - our planes.  Dennis, Andrew and myself are making contingency plans upon contingency plans, and we have been able to get where we needed to be although it took considerable more time, thousands of additional kms on the road and a few commercial flights.  Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!OUR TEAMS ARE AMAZING
LAMP is blessed with having teams who are committed to and love the communities where they serve.  As I travel from place to place I see so many smiling faces - from both the children and the volunteers alike.  And then many tears when it becomes time for the team to leave - from both child and volunteer.  We praise God that we have so many voluntee…

July Newsletter

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LAMP's Summer Ministry has begun!! This is a picture from the first day of VBS at Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.



FLY! Forever Loving You
LAMP's VBS theme this year is aptly titled "FLY! Forever Loving You,"

The Children will be reminded that: God Loves Everyone!, God's Love Rules!, God's Love Never Changes, God's Love Shows Itself in Action and God's Love is the Best Gift of All.SUMMER MINISTRIES Our teams will be in the following communities:
Week of July 1 - Leaf Rapids, Wollaston Lake
Week of July 8 - South Indian Lake, Thompson, Deschambault
Week of July 15 - Brochet, Lynn Lake, Pelican Narrows, Sandy Bay
Week of July 22 - Easterville, Tadoule Lake
Week of July 29 - Cormorant, Lac Brochet, Moose Lake, York Landing
Week of August 19 - Churchill

Please keep these teams in your thoughts and prayers.  May they have a fruitful and safe time in the community which they love. PRAYER: Thanks so much for your prayers and support!  Please pray for: The communities and teams as n…

JUNE NEWSLETTER

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Kim and I would like to thank you all for your ongoing prayer and support.  On May 22, I experienced my first emergency landing.  Now don’t get me wrong, if you have to do this type of landing – this is the best scenario to have.  As we were climbing after take-off from Flin Flon when Andrew noticed that the plane was handling funny, and that the landing gear was not fully retracted.  He unsuccessfully tried to engage the landing gear.  This was the most stressful moment, when I looked out the window and did not see any wheels there.  As a precaution, Air Traffic Control called out the emergency vehicles which were located 20 minutes away in Flin Flon.  As we approached the landing strip, Andrew was able to reset the breaker, and lower the landing gear (PTL).  I felt quite relieved to have wheels under us, but we still had to follow a number of other procedures and hold our collective breaths.  It was reassuring to me that there were many redundancy systems in place and that Andrew is…

March Newsletter

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2018 IS HERE, AND GORD IS ALREADY ON THE ROAD! Rocky and I just spent a week on the roads of Northern Manitoba visiting the communities of Grand Rapids, Thompson, Pikwitonei, Flin Flon and Cormorant.  We were also able to connect with folks from Leaf Rapids, Moose Lake and South Indian Lake.  The weather was extremely cold, but the people were warm and welcoming.  When I arrived in Thompson, I realized that I did not have a proper parka (I'm such a city boy!), but I was able to get an incredible deal at Canadian Tire at 73% off (PTL)!  The following day it was -43C (no wind), and the next day it was -51C with wind chill.  I was (somewhat) warm and toasty. PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES! LAMP is blessed to serve the remote communities of Northern Manitoba.  In order to get staff and teams to these communities, we literally use planes, trains and automobiles.  Even when there is a road, sometimes it is only one by definition only.  This is a picture of the ice road into Pikwitonei - M…