National Team Leader
Canadian LifeLight Ministries Inc
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!
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.
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!
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).
Our Family & Friends event on November 9, 2013, was an enjoyable evening of entertainment, family, friends and fun! We shared a meal of delicious food from Danny’s Whole Hog, wonderful music by local artist Jordan St. Cyr, Bible games, and fellowship with those who came out in support of our ministry and staff. There were two guest speakers: Caroline Loewen, wife of the late Peter Loewen who worked with LifeLight to share the Gospel up North and Joel Cormie, Operations Manager of Lighthouse Mission. We held an auction with prizes ranging from kids’ stuff to women’s and men’s baskets, to a Christmas basket. The multimedia basket was the highlight of the evening’s prizes!
The atmosphere in the air was beautiful as we came together to celebrate what the ministry is doing and to share with our friends and family what we’re all about. It was also a chance to talk about our First Nations New Testament coming soon! This will help spread the Gospel even further throughout our Nation’s Aboriginal communities.
It was heart-warming to see our friends and family, some of whom we hadn’t seen in years, come out and support us! Thank you to all who took part in this fundraiser, including those who helped serve food, helped with set-up and the auction – we couldn’t have done it without you! This was a great time for all, and we look forward to many more events in the New Year!
Another beautiful blanket of snow in Southeastern Manitoba! Of course with it comes the reminder of the stinging Canadian Winter winds that seems to make it’s way through any parka zipper and creep its way to your bones. One of the most common reminders about this season is how the snow makes everything look clean and new "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
What great news! We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for! As people start to connect and reconnect with CLLM in the area, the word of God is being spread through personal ministries that are seeing people’s lives being completely changed. God gives those who are seeking Him the desire of their hearts (Psalm 37:4)
If your desire is to help point people to Jesus, what better way to do so than to live the life you’re called to in a way that displays the love of our Heavenly Father and sharing His truths in the Bible. What a joy and pleasure it is to see people in our community, in our lives, battle through life to come to know Jesus. Our lives are not meant to be spent alone. We have a Savior who walks with us no matter where we are or what we’re going through. Jesus loves us, He hurts with us, He celebrates with us and is cheering us on to eternity. Keep reading the Word while we struggle, study, ponder, ask questions, and pray!
Search your heart and partner with us as we take part in the First Nations New Testament project. We’re raising funds and awareness to print 50,000 New Testaments that speak to the hearts of our fellow man, woman and child in our many reserves and regions that many Aboriginal people call home. We want to share the good news of Jesus with them and have designed a Scripture that is themed to bring their great identity into the focus of the word of God. Please pray and consider how you can be a partner in this. Then call us and let’s see this project to completion. Donate on-line at www.DonateBibles.NET
Our Steinbach office officially has administrative talent! Yes, when I (Robert Wiebe) was hired, I requested prayer, as we knew that I’m not gifted in that area. As of December, my wife Priscilla has joined CLLM to take hold of the daily administrative duties that allows me to focus on the areas where my gifts lie. Please continue to pray as we step forward in this journey along with our great volunteers to keep the doors open in Steinbach.
Canadian LifeLight Ministries has had the pleasure of making a presence at some of the latest Christian events in Steinbach. This has been a blessing as people and churches alike needed reminding of where they can access and supply the Scriptures for corporate ministry or personal purposes. In October CLLM attended the John Waller and Petra Concerts, where Paul Winter (our national coordinator) and myself (Manitoba rep.) both shared about what we’ve seen happen and how we see your partnership benefit others around us. In November, we attended Global Connections at Steinbach EMC to raise awareness of our First Nations NT Project and made many connections to partner in prayer.
As we finish this year, we look forward to what is in store for us. Please continue to pray for more volunteers to come to Canadian LifeLight Ministries at #2 Victoria Plaza Mall in Steinbach and help us give away bibles today! Check out what's available in store or on-line at www.TheLifeLight.com
Warmest Regards and Blessings,
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"and a little child will lead them..." Isaiah 11:6
We celebrated a very special Thanksgiving Day by inviting some of our neighbours over for afternoon dessert. We enjoyed homemade apple crisp and ice-cream and then headed to the park to enjoy the beautiful Fall day. We played games together and harvested some produce from our community garden. Our fun was so contagious, that we returned home with more kids than we took to the park. The children commented how happy and excited they felt, and how much they enjoyed our time together.
As the weather has gotten colder and the days shorter, we have fallen into the rhythm of a new season. We joyfully received our shipment of teen Bibles from LifeLight, a ministry dedicated to sharing God's Word through innovative Bibles. The arrival of the Bibles and the precious visit we shared with the ministry's reps so inspired our kids that they asked if they could start a kids' Bible study of their own. When we asked them when they wanted to start they responded, "Today!" It made me think how we truly need to have the faith of a child to enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4.
Our kids collected all the kids' Bibles they have accumulated over the years and brought them out to the living room. They even put LifeLight wristbands on each Bible as a gift for their friends. At 4pm on the same day we received our Bible shipment, the children knocked on a few doors and boldly invited their friends to come over to study the Bible with them. Two children came with the permission of their parents, including a little girl who prayed for salvation in our backyard over Easter.
In our living room the children sat and took turns reading Matthew 2. A long awaited moment had arrived in our house, we were now beginning to make disciples! The children ate popcorn as they shared with one another what they liked best about what they read. Later they watched a short animated DVD on the life and ministry of Jesus and then they all played video games! We could never have planned a more natural afternoon, it was all the working of the Holy Spirit. Only a few short weeks ago, the children who regularly come to our house to play said they wished they could start some kind of club. Our son Caleb asked his friend how he liked the Bible study and his friend responded positively. Caleb then invited his friend to come over next Wednesday at 4pm to continue studying the Bible.
Ten teens have signed up for the weekly Bible study that Robb will be leading on Wednesday evenings. We are grateful for each of these lives and pray that God's Word will transform them all, and many more. We are thankful that the very first Bible study lead by a member of our MoveIn team was started and lead by our 10 and 8 year olds. A little child will lead them indeed!
Please continue to pray for the work that God is doing in and through our family and team here in Oshawa. Please also continue to pray for our work on the staff team of MoveIn, as we mobilize teams of regular Christians to move in among the unreached, urban poor and make reproducing disciples.
Teams of regular Christians prayerfully moving in among the unreached urban poor globally and making reproducing disciples
Thankful for our supporters and prayer partners
Thank you to everyone who prays for us regularly and who have generously supported us. We are especially thankful for Canadian LifeLight Ministries and their commitment to helping us share God's Word. You all keep us going!
Apple Crisp and Ice-Cream
We shared a tasty Thanksgiving treat with several of the children from the neighbourhood.
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