Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bibles for the North End

Here's an encouraging story from one of our advocates:

"God is good. He's placed me in one of the roughest parts of the city, and I've been led by the Holy Spirit to do the Lord's work. All around the North End I've been handing out Bibles and encouraging people with my testimony. I've found that the response has been fairly good. Some people are very warm and welcoming and some aren't, but all in all I handed out 100 Bibles in just 2 days. I give all glory to God and I thank LifeLight Ministries for helping me do the Lord's work. Without them none of this would be possible, so they're definitely playing a major role in my mission work and what the Lord is doing in my life in getting these Bibles to people who don't know Christ. I hope to continue with LifeLight Ministries for the near future, and I pray that God will bless them in all that they're doing."

-Eyob

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Movie Night

A letter from Paul Janz:

"​Yes, t​
he movie night went well. Even an unsaved neighbour came with his daughter.  We showed "Thirst" on a large 16' wide X 9' high screen, so it had a theatre type feel. The crowd got into the movie and really enjoyed it.
Two people came forward at the invitation to accept Christ. I gave out 5 or 6 NLT New Testaments afterwards.​"

We are so happy to be able to be able to give Bibles for events such as this one where people can learn more about Jesus and choose to take a Bible if they are ready. What a blessing!

- R.Fuchs

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Note of Encouragement

Today I received a mailed insert from one of our LifeLight New Testaments.  This is what the lady had to say, "I have been reading my Bible since 1971 and I think the LifeLight is a very easy read & (has) great pictures, too. God Bless all those involved with the printing of this book."

We put these inserts in our LifeLight New Testaments as a return card people can use to comment or request a free Bible correspondence course. Whether from a seasoned Christian or a new believer, these are always appreciated as they bring encouragement to our ministry and help us to know what God is doing through our ministry of His Word. God Bless you all!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Scripture for Hindi

On the way from Toronto to Winnipeg I met a couple of Indians who have been living in Toronto for 25 years.  I offered them a LifeLight Find God New Testament.  They said they could not read English but their children could and they gladly accepted my gift.

Your support makes an eternity of difference.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Scripture at hotel

Canadian LifeLight scriptures on display at Four Points Hotel at Toronto Airport during a modern day mystics conference

Friday, July 11, 2014

Request for Study Bible

Greeting to you in the precious name of Jesus Christ.

My name is Lalrinpuia Renthlei, I'm from India. I'm living in Mizoram, one of the North Eastern states in India. It is located in a remote and tribal area. I have been doing Biblical studies at one of the Bible school that located in our neighbouring state since 2012. Our school fees and the expenses of travelling from my home to our school are too high for my family. For instances, I can't buy study materials for my studies and even its hardly to access internet to help my studies. But, I wish to continue and complete my studies even though I
do not have enough money.

So, Please help me and send me GREEK-HEBREW KEY WORD STUDY BIBLE if
possible. It is not available to purchase here.

I request you kindly to accept my letter. I'm waiting for your kind response. My mailing is as given below.

If you are interested in helping this lady please go to www.DonateBibles.net and mark it for students in India.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Find God: Living Water in Portage

I was in (the Winnipeg office) several weeks ago to pick up another box of Bibles: The New Testament called, "Find God". I was asked to send in a story of what we do with the Bibles here at Portage Evangelical Church. 

We have given out four cases of those Bibles around our community here in Portage la Prarie. We covered many streets around our church, knocked on all but a few doors, where we did not find someone home. Some people refused the Bibles ( though those were very few). Inside each Bible we had a note that was written by our pastor. In several of the homes, people were invited in.
Some good discussion took place.

Though we have not had anyone come to church from this outreach, we have given the Word of God to many homes, and trust that people were drawn to open the Bibles. We also keep these Bibles here at the church and have given them away to  people who wander in here. We are on a busy street and sometimes just have people pop in here, for all types of reasons.
 
I personally am involved in a immigrant ministry here in Portage.
I have given away a lot of Bibles to people that I meet and have connections with Muslim, Hindu, New age, Catholic, and Jewish families. I have been able to have many conversations with them.

- Myrna

Monday, June 09, 2014

Bible giveaway!

When we got to the airport we had 4 Find God New Testaments left over and the bags were overflowing already.
So I offered one to the car rentals supervisor.  He was glad to get it.  The fellow just leaving on his break wanted one too. He told me he would read the first chapter right away.
The other attendant on duty also wanted one.  That left me with one to give away in flight.
When I got to security the older gentleman that was clearing carts, a Hindu, was happy to get my last one.
Now I'm on the plane, ready to fly.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sharing the Gospel in Cuba

Today I just want to share with you the power of God's Word - in Cuba! I was speaking with a man who travels to other countries and gives out tracts. Well one time he went to Cuba, where he sat down at a bar with some tough looking guys. He decided to give each man a hat as a gift, and stuck a tract in each one inside the brim. Then a day or two later he came back and those same men were there, and instead of hurting him, they were giving him hugs and thanking him for the gifts! He said it is unheard of for Cuban men to show affection so this was amazing to see, and God's Word in the Spanish tracts had clearly affected them. He got such great response among the many other people he gave tracts to as well, and people were in tears they were so happy to hear the Good News! 

This man is one of many individuals who go out into the world to do the Great Commission and it is a pleasure to be able to supply tracts and Bibles to my Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Keep spreading the Word, and changing lives! Thanks!

Blessings,

R. Fuchs

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fwd: Scriptures in Alaska

Whenever and wherever we travel we take a dozen copies of The LifeLight or Find God with us for distribution. 

We often leave one in the room with a note to the cleaning lady and a tip.

I had my shoes shined at the Denver airport.  When the man was done I paid him.  Then God reminded me that I had a Find God in my briefcase and to give it to this gentleman. He was very busy with the next customer already, but when I offered him the New Testament, he was very appreciative.

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Raymond Dueck  President & Founder  Canadian LifeLight Ministries Inc  330-1695 Henderson Hwy  Winnipeg MB  R2G 1P1  cell 204-782-2112  Raymond@TheLifeLight.com  www.TheLifeLight.com  Our purpose is to serve Christ by enabling His followers to provide God’s Word for today.    
Awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

Friday, March 14, 2014

Free Bibles

When people hear the word 'free' they tend to get excited, and so it was no surprise to me when I listed some free bubble wrap on Kijiji.com that I got a ton of responses from people all wanting some. I kept it fair and offered a roll to the first two people who inquired. So the other day, I had a couple come in for some bubble wrap and I was able to offer them a free Bible as well, in order to bless someone else in their family! 

Then, the next day a man came in to pick up some bubble wrap and he received a free Bible for his daughter! What a blessing it is to share God's Word with others! I am truly thankful for this ministry and the ability to say to someone, "Would you like a free Bible?" There is nothing better than the free gift of Salvation, and we are able to help others come to the knowledge of Christ and His free gift through Canadian Lifelight Ministries. Amen!

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Blessings,

Roxy

Inspiring Faith

The other day when we were doing our family Bible reading, we were talking afterwards and my oldest son, who's in grade 3, shared how he talks to a girl he sits next to at school about his faith as she always talks about other  gods. And so one day he told her, "Why don't you worship the One who created you?" What a sweet and simple way of putting it! As a parent that is so inspiring to hear! How happy I am that he loves the Lord - that both of our boys love God! I pray they always follow Him.

Sometimes our children can teach us more about following God even when we're the ones trying to teach them. :)

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Blessings,

Rox
y

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We Don't know "When" it is our Time to go home.

So often we take our lives for granted. Life is fragile, and we don't know when the Lord is going to call us home. The parable of the wedding feast in Luke 12 ,as well as many others, reminds us that we need to live each day to the fullest, ready for God to come back at any time.

I found out yesterday that a young man here in Winnipeg was killed over the weekend in the Osbourne area. I only knew Joshua Bentley briefly. I met him first at an outreach concert that our church had put on. He was at the event and we talked, and he came to our church a short time later. I liked him, as he was a real person doing his best to follow God in a hard world.

One of the services Josh attended was baptism Sunday, and we had completed our baptism section of the morning. I had left the tank and was going down the back hall ,when he was on his way to the bathroom. We looked at each other and he said..."I need to be baptized!" We talked to make sure he knew what that meant (that he wanted to live for God, excepted the sacrifice of Jesus, and was going to try to live for Him as best as he could) so back in the tank I went (after his washroom break) with Josh. Josh knows the Lord and his heart was God's that day! 

I was honoured to baptize Joshua Bentley at Bethel Community Church. May God be with his family as they mourn the loss of a great young man. Rest in peace Josh
Those of us left ….
Live for God with all your heart, soul ,and strength. Tell everyone about Him….He is coming soon.


Blessings
Paul

Friday, January 03, 2014

With God, Good things come from bad situations


I went to wash my car, as I had a few minutes to spare between appointments and it was finally warm enough to not freeze my car into an ice cube. I finished washing and even had enough time to clean the inside of the car out of all the little pieces of paper that had fallen. It was warm and I took my jacket off to wash and clean the car.

I had opened and closed the car door many times during this process, but the last time the door made a strange sound. The automatic door locks kicked in, and the keys where inside. After checking all doors, I went inside and asked for assistance. I did not have time for this setback, and hoped I would make my next meeting. Being next to a garage, they went and found a man who could open doors.

Turns out it still took him 30 minutes with his fancy tools, and when it was finally open I asked him what was owed. $30, a steal. As I got the money out of the interac machine, a friend of his came in and they  began to joke back and forth about the weekend to come, and my new friend said with a laugh that he had just earned this weekends beer money. As I handed him his earnings, I told him I had one more thing for him in the  trunk.

I opened it and asked him if he needed a Bible. After the conversation I heard inside, I thought the answer would be a quick NO, but he responded to me with an enthusiastic YES! 

He picked one out and was far happier with his new Bible than with his money, and it reminded me that God is at work even when things seem to be going wrong.

Blessings,

Paul Winter 
National Team Leader
Canadian LifeLight Ministries 

Sent from my iPhone

Bible Santa Changes Lives

What a great way to spread the good news! 

Could you be the next Bible Santa in Winnipeg? Hope so!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A women after God's Heart.

I have had the privilege of visiting many churches on behalf of LifeLight Ministries as we spread the good news of Jesus around Winnipeg, Canada, and the world. We are honoured to provide easy to read Bibles for all ages to read and connect with God.

Last week I was attending Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship, and we had a great service, as we worshiped, prayed, and shared God's word. We where all reminded that God is at work in our lives despite what we face in hardships and life trials. Romans 8 and Jeremiah 29 remind us of God's good plan for our lives, that will work for our good as we love God and trust Him.

As  the service was coming to a close, a lady in the congregation was acknowledged and was asked to come and share. Her name was Amy and she was 81yrs old, and has been preaching and teaching to her First Nations people all over Canada, in over 30 reserves, and for many years. She shared the stories of her people coming to Jesus, and how there was a need for more Bibles, and more Pastors needed to reach the lost of the north in country. She is still going strong and told many stories of young and old being transformed by God's word.She told us that the needs are great.

After the service was over, I stayed and we prayed together. After we continued to ask God to use us to reach the lost, I told her that I had a case of Bibles for her today, and she was overwhelmed at God's timing. She was heading back north and needed them desperately ! She invited me to join her as soon as possible ,to teach and preach to the 30 reserves that she is working with. We at LifeLight cannot wait to partner with and reach more people for Jesus. God is on the move, and it is great to be a part of what he is doing. Amy at 81 is still going strong for Jesus, and is an inspiration to us all!

Blessings,

Paul Winter
National Team Leader
Canadian LifeLight Ministries Inc




Sunday, December 15, 2013

Make a real difference today

Dear Donor

As many of you are now familiar, it has become a yearly event for us to participate in the various fundraising events that demonstrate the same love of Christ we represent. Iglesia de Cristo Misionera Manitoba, one of the partner churches that help us raise awareness of a need of scripture in our local community, proudly sponsor and represents Canadian LifeLight Ministries at all their fundraising events.

ICMMB is a Hispanic church who strives to teach the youth how to live life out loud and to stand up for what you believe in. It honours youth in their attempts to lead services and plan out these events. It is reminded of God's favour and love at every event and its members live in it on a daily basis. God's grace and abundant blessings follow and fuel their ideas and discussions which make all their events a great turn out. I became more involved with ICMMB when God called me to CLLM in the beginning of November 2013.

I lived in Winnipeg all my life, but only then did I find CLLM and since then my involvement in the church and community has grown. I have been very fortunate to have found LifeLight and am now working with wonderful people at LifeLight. This year I am a part of the Donor Care Development Team, to find out more about our donors and the needs of the communities in Winnipeg.

I can tell you of the impact this has had on my life. Just in these past few months, I have met with many churches and ministries that have not heard about LifeLight and about the good news of God's plan to restore our churches and bring life to our ministries. This is to present the vision of a huge distribution of the Word of God as well as showing our churches how we can be more involved in our communities to help our youth be a part of the kingdom of God. As you may know, part of this is fund-raising, and I would like to ask you to sponsor me.

I am putting faith in God and am dedicating my life to the vision with hopes of a ministry that takes part in our communities, as I work to become a future pastor of my church at ICMMB. Helping people from all over to become the part of the body of Christ they were meant to be. Find your calling. Bring a Friend. Bring a soul. Bring a life.

The next three months – day and night - will be devoted to prayer, fasting and continual spiritual development. In all likelihood, sleep will be scarce :) So those of you who are worried that I won't work for this donation don't have to worry.

If you would like to donate, please e-mail or call me with the amount you will be pledging, and you can send a donation, payable to the Canadian LifeLightMinistries, to me at the address below. Your donation is greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance. You can also donate on-line at www.DonateBibles.NET

If you would like more information, please contact me. I'd be happy to get any information you would need. If you would like to become more involved, I'd be happy to assist you, or lead you by example by taking the Word of God where it is needed. There are over 50 different Bibles and over 200 other materials you can use for your ministries that will help take your team to the next level in our walk with God. You can make a difference today!

 Ephesians 6:11-12

 11 Put on all of God's armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Thank you for supporting the fight.

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Thank you and God Bless

Edwin Montoya
Donor Development

Canadian LifeLight Ministries Inc
330-1695 Henderson Hwy Winnipeg MB R2G 1P1
www.TheLifeLight.com
 
Our purpose is to serve Christ by enabling His followers to provide God's Word for today.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Get in from the Cold

The temperature outside was -40 and the wind was howling as I left Regina on my way home from Regina this week. It had been a full two days and I was ready to get home and see my family. As I left the city limits a man stood on the side of the road shivering,  hitchhiking, thumb in the air, trying to find a ride.

I drove past and could hear my wife's voice tell me," You  did the right the thing, it is to dangerous to pick someone up", but my heart told a different story. My heart said ,"it is to cold to be outside hitchhiking unless there is a good reason to do so". "What would Jesus Do", I asked myself. After several minutes of inner discussion, I turned around and went back to get the man ,who I hoped had already been picked up, which would solve my dilemma. But there he was..and so I picked him up.

God always comes back for us when we are lost, alone, cold, and without a way to get where we need to go. 

We will call my new friend  "Bob", and he was going to see his sick mother in Nova Scotia. He has had a hard life and was homeless. His whole life he had struggled with drinking, drugs, and the problems that they produce. We talked for 6 hours on the ride to Winnipeg, where I had the privilege of sharing my life story with him, of how the good news of Jesus changed my life, and that it could help him too. I gave him a Bible when I dropped him off at Deacons Corner at the edge of Winnipeg, and he committed to me that he was going to read it, and confided that his life needed to change , and that he was going to give God a chance. 

don't encourage the practice of picking up hitchhikers, but we have to listen to God when He askes us to help those in need. Please pray that "Bob" will follow thru, because I know that God will change his life, just as He changed yours and mine!

Blessings,

Paul Winter
National Team Leader
Canadian LifeLight Ministries Inc

Our purpose is to serve Christ by enabling His followers to provide God's Word for today.



Sunday, December 08, 2013

Dare to Prepare


I was honoured to speak at and take part in Riverwood Church Community's youth retreat recently. I was so encouraged to see the young people respond to God. What a great group of fantastic youth!

Our theme for the weekend was “Dare to Prepare," a topic focused on getting serious about our relationship with God. Twelve young people gave their life to Jesus that weekend and 55 made a recommitment and a decision to get back on track with God. Fifteen Bibles were given out to young people who wanted an easy-to-read LifeLight Scripture with helpful tips and reading plans. It was so amazing to see young people lining up to get a Bible! One young man was going through some serious struggles in life, was broken by God, and let Jesus back in to his life.  He realized that God has a plan and purpose for his life. Leaders prayed with their youth. It was a beautiful picture of the restoration process that only God can perform! We bless you for Partnering with LifeLight in God's great plan of salvation.  Your gifts make an eternity of difference!

Paul Winter

I was a WILD kid

Danny Mackay

I was a wild kid. I never could sit still. My first encounter with police began at the age of five when a number of neighbourhood kids and I broke a significant  number of windows in half-built homes in the new development going up across our street. Getting into trouble began to be a way of life and carried on deep into my teen years.

After a move to a new town, I was quickly pulled into a life of drugs and alcohol that spun out of control, leaving me in a state of despair, loneliness, confusion, distrust, and addiction. After several more encounters with police, I was reaching the end of hope for anything good in my life. I felt alone. In a desperate attempt to get away from all the hopelessness, I stole a car late one night and ran away from home. Little did I know that in that car was a book that was about to introduce me to the Saviour of the world.

I reached into a backpack in the back seat after a brief car chase with police and found a book by a Christian author written as an outreach to troubled teenagers. He used Scripture and stories of changed lives as he clearly outlined the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was instantly hooked. Near the end of the book, I knew I needed Jesus and that He alone was my only hope.

I knelt down and gave my life to Christ as the tears flowed and His powerful love moved in. I knew I had been changed. I was in awe that this amazing holy God would send His only Son for us and was so overwhelmed that I knew I would never look back. The next morning I asked God for a Bible. Shortly after that I visited a friend. She was cleaning and had a Bible on the counter. I was curious as to why she had one and she told me that an aunt, who told her she would need it soon, had just given it to her  She didn’t want it and said I could have it. God had heard my prayer and provided! I took it home immediately.

I spent many hours reading and letting the Word of God fill me and heal me as I got to know this incredible and wonderful God. He spoke to me, comforted me, guided me, and taught me. I couldn’t put the Bible down. Today after almost twenty years, I still can’t. It is a vital part of my life in Him.

Since then, God has called me to share this good news around the world with e3 Partners through the I Am Second movement.  I have the great privilege of taking this Gospel to some of the most unreached parts of the planet. Through sharing the Gospel and teaching  the Bible, I have seen countless lives transformed all around the world as people just like me are finding hope in the most hopeless circumstances.

Truly He is an amazing God and His words are true: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new!” (I Cor. 5:17).