Monday, December 12, 2011

Peter Loewen LifeLight Missionary


PETER LOEWEN (published on October 06, 2011) 

The afternoon of October 3, 2011, Peter Loewen slipped peacefully into the waiting arms of his Lord. He passed away in the Palliative Care Ward at the Riverview Health Centre. He was 86.

Peter is survived by his loving wife, Caroline, of Winnipeg, MB, as well as their children and grandchildren, Rita and husband Wendell Kroeker, Matthew (Kirsten, Haley and Annika), Dalen (Bonnie), Tyson (Diane, Karen and Aurelia), and Amy; Sylvia and son, Ben; Ralph and wife Cindy, Pavel, Arthur and Marissa; Lyle and wife Paula, Brenlee (Joash), Kara (Tim), and Jordan; Stewart and wife Heather, Dawson and Jenna; Greg and wife Cathie, Mackenzie, Kaelee and Aaron. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Isaac and Elizabeth, brothers Leonard (in childhood) and George, and sister Mary Friesen.

He grew up in Giroux and quit school at 14 to help on the family farm. After their marriage on May 1, 1954, Peter and Caroline moved to the Interlake, north of Riverton. They farmed and spent winters in the bush running a sawmill. In 1962, Peter bought his first mobile feed mill and in 1969 he built Scientific Feed in Arborg.

In later years, he spent many days helping his sons and son-in-law on their farming operations. Five years ago Dad and Mom moved to Winnipeg, where they became members of the Braeside E.M.C. Church. Dad was honoured to have been asked to serve on the mission's committee.

Dad loved people. Some of his happiest days were spent driving his motorboat and teaching numerous people how to water-ski. He loved meeting new people. He and Mom did a lot of traveling - to Israel, Europe, South America, Caribbean and cruising. Their latest trip was to a granddaughter's wedding in Mexico this past January.

Dad's greatest joy came from giving away Scriptures. In recent years, he went on many trips north to distribute LifeLight New Testaments. Dad wanted everyone to know the Lord. He spent hours praying and has witnessed many a changed life. Dad also loved to share stories of his Scripture distribution trips.

The viewing is at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. The memorial service will be held on Friday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Braeside Evangelical Mennonite Church in Winnipeg - 1011 Munroe Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian LifeLight Ministries Inc.

See the video of one of his many trips north here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

You might be ready...but what about everyone else

I'm not all about talking about end times and preaching that the end is near and all that stuff, But this video did make me think.

I am realizing more and more that we don't have an endless amount of time to reach our friends, family, neighbors and strangers for Christ. There will in fact come a time where God simply says "enough is enough" and Christ WILL come back.

As I sit in my office typing out this message, I'm looking around me and what I see is about 1000 Bibles sitting in Boxes. Thats not to mention all the Bibles that are sitting in our warehouse. They are sitting here because we are waiting for people like you to come and pick them up and give them away.

What would it look like if we ALL gave one away? If every Christian in Cananda or even just Winnipeg for that matter, said " This week I am am committing myself to giving a Bible away", we would have ZERO Bibles left. What an amazing thing that would be. Sharing our faith is not only acting out of obedience to God, Its also the strongest act of love you can give someone. Its stepping out of your personal comfort zone and sharing salvation with another human being, another child of God.

We give away tens of thousands of Bibles to ministries, communities, prisons, etc every year. But what about you? Have you ever given one away personaly? I want to encourage you come down to our office in Winnipeg, Steinbach or Simcoe Ontario and pick up some Bibles and give them away. It may just lead to a conversation that will be life changing for you and the person receiving the Bible. You will realize how easy it really is to share the one thing that is most important to you. See you soon.

Ryan Rempel
Executive Director

Monday, May 02, 2011

Dessert Evening

I'll start off by saying "what a great evening LifeLight had last
night!!" Our Steinbach Dessert Night was a huge success. Rox did a great
job helping to organize this event. It is so much work to make it happen
as people need to be contacted on a regular basis to make sure they are
coming. We were able to raise $5,700.00 last night!!! It will end up
being a little more as some of our donors took the envelopes home to
pray about it. We had many new faces last night - very encouraging. 100
people showed up. Also, half the evening's costs were covered by one of
our donors. Praise God!!!
Our next main effort will be the Golf Tournament - any of you who have
contacts that can support or sponsor part of this event would be much
appreciated. Just let us know how many golf brochure you need and we'll
make it happen.

Ryan Rempel

GOLF, n.

GOLF, n.

[1] a game that consists of a lot of walking, broken up by disappointment and bad arithmetic.

[2] a game of opposites - the world's slowest people are ahead of you, and the fastest are behind.

[3] a colorful sport that keeps you on the green, in the pink, and financially in the red.

[4] a game which is allowed to be played on Sunday (under blue laws) because it was not considered a game by the law, but a form of moral effort.

[5] a game a lot like taxation - you drive hard to get to the green, and then you find yourself in a hole.


[1] A popular mode of transportation because, unlike a caddie, it can neither count, criticize, nor snicker.


[1] a person who yells "fore," takes six, and puts down five;

[2] a guy who has the advantage over a fisherman - he doesn't have to bring home anything when he brags he had a great day

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dessert Night Steinbach

It is time for our Spring events.  We have decided to do Sunday evening dessert night in Steinbach May 1st 6:30 pm at The Brass Lantern.


We have some great people lined up so far to share – Faron Hanson, chaplain at Milner Ridge prison who will speak about how the Bibles he receives from us are impacting inmates on a daily basis as well as others who will share about distribution in the North, Winnipeg inner city ministry and a personal testimony about how finding a LifeLight New Testament in a thrift store changed his life!

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