Well folks! There is a first time for everything! This past Sunday, July 14 we visited Mt. Pleasant Evangelical Missionary Church in Singhampton, Ontario and shared in the morning worship service there! We had never been there before and received a wonderful welcome.
This little church is tucked away in the hills just south of Collingwood, ON.
This church may seem small in size but the folks have big hearts and a real passion for their community.
Phil led the music for the worship service and brought the morning message. Thank you Pastor Chris for the invitation to come and share with your people the ministry God has called us to in Mexico!
Phil spoke on Colossians 1:9-11, “Bearing Fruit”
Just as Paul prays for the Colossians, God has something for you …
- Fullness – to know the fullness of the knowledge of His will
- Fruitfulness – Go to them and bear fruit in every good work
- Faithfulness – to be faithful and obedient to Him
“If you believe there is fruit that you know you should bear and do not, victory that you know you should have and have not, then I would say, ‘Come on,’ because God has something for you.”
– A.W. Tozer
This past weekend Phil returned on his own to the area where he grew up. Carolyn had to work on Saturday and was unable to make the trip. On Sunday Phil Spoke at Grace Evangelical Missionary Church in Killaloe, Ontario. It was a wonderful time connecting with people he hadn’t seen since he was very young.
Thank you Grace EMC for the opportunity to share our mission and ministry to Mexico! It was great to hear what God is doing in your midst. What an exciting opportunity to make use of the property next to the church for a park! And, we pray blessings on your youth ministry as you come along side young people in the community!
Thanks for your hospitality and support!
Phil Spoke on the GPS for the Christian from Luke 10:2:
- G – The Goal is the Harvest – Keep our eyes on the Harvest – His Harvest
- P – The Prayer is for Labourers – Keep our hearts in Prayer – for the Labourers
- S – The Sent work toward the Harvest – Keep our strength by Supporting God’s work any way we can!
Blessings as you seek to do your part in the work God has called us to do in making disciples for Christ! Thanks again Floyd & Elaine for your hospitality!
Lord, let my heart be broken by the things that break your heart!
This past Sunday, June 30 we traveled up to Tobermory – not too far, and led the July long weekend worship service at Tobermory United Church.
Phil spoke on Luke 9:57-60 emphasizing the need to be “Freed to Follow” Christ. It involves:
- Shifting Priorities
- Seizing the Day
“Being freed to follow begins with considering the cost of following.”
We also shared about our ministry as New Missionaries to Mexico. Thank you Pastor Brad and Worship Committee for inviting us to lead your congregation in worship and share our ministry with you!
We had a wonderful visit with some familiar faces! It was great to be part of this worshiping community!
… And many unfamiliar faces visiting, as it was the Canada Day Long Weekend!
Some were wondering about the special music Psalm 23.
This past Saturday, June 22, we spoke at a missions fair at Iglesia Bautista Betel in Scarborough, Ontario.
We enjoyed the fellowship of this Spanish speaking congregation as they joined together to be informed about what is happening around the world and how they can be a part of what God is doing among Spanish Speaking people.
We presented the ministry God has called us to in Mexico and the importance of building a support team on the home-front.
It was wonderful to get to know Pastor Fernando better and practice our Spanish a bit more. Thanks to Pastor Fernando and the Betel Congregation for inviting us to be part of this event.
The food was excellent!
Thank you also to Julio and the worship team for leading us in worship. May God bless your ministry!
On Sunday we visited Calvary Evangelical Missionary Church in Owen Sound, Ontario. We had a delightful time connecting with many new faces. We are grateful for the strong ministry team that Calvary has and saw how well they work together first hand. We were refreshed in our spirits having spent time with this wonderful community of faith. Blessings on your ministry!
Unfortunately, we did not manage to get any other pictures as it was a full morning/afternoon. We made our presentation on the mission to Mexico and Phil preached the morning message and brought special music.
Phil’s Message on Sunday:
I.O.U. – we owe a debt of love for all that Christ has done for us! Romans 13:8
Summed up in the words of the song “I Will Offer Up My Life” by Matt Redman:
I will offer up my life
In spirit and truth,
Pouring out the oil of love
As my worship to You
In surrender I must give my every part;
Lord, receive the sacrifice
Of a broken heart
Jesus, what can I give, what can I bring
To so faithful a friend, to so loving a King?
Savior, what can be said, what can be sung
As a praise of Your name
For the things You have done?
Oh my words could not tell, not even in part
Of the debt of love that is owed
By this thankful heart
What a fantastic response to the invitation to the Dessert Evening and Presentation at Bethel Church in Lion’s Head! The Missions Team hosted the evening and we were pleased to share such wonderful desserts. Thank you to all those who contributed the excellent cuisine!
Thank you to Bethel Church and the Missions Team for hosting a great evening! We are grateful for the many who signed up to support us financially and as prayer partners. Here are a few shots from the evening.
A great response to Prayer Partner sign-ups!
Thank you to many of the Spirit Singers who came to support us! (the choir Phil’s directing right now)
It was great to connect with the folks at Lyndock Baptist Church (in the hills of Zion!) this past weekend.
We shared our ministry to Mexico with the people there on Sunday morning. Carolyn and I haven’t been to Lyndock in so many years and we had a wonderful time connecting with these fabulous people!