Remembering our brother, BGen (Ret’d) Larry Lashkevich

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

On Sunday evening, 15 April, a good friend and fellow soldier of the cross, BGen (Ret’d) Larry Lashkevich passed into the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Larry had suffered a major stroke in February from which he was not able to recover.  Larry was an exemplary individual whose love for Jesus energized him in his life of service in the name of Christ.  Larry had been an influential force within the Military Christian Fellowship of Canada for most of his military career and served for many years in its primary leadership role.  Larry, was always, no matter what the circumstances, an encourager. Consistently, he provided encouragement to those he led, with whom he worked and to those who served Jesus by serving the military community.  I will best remember Larry for his joy, his insight and his untiring devotion to Christ and his family.  Larry was a big man, whose heart for Jesus was even bigger.  His passing leaves a hole in my heart and the hearts of many across the military community, not only in Canada, but internationally. While, Larry’s passing is difficult for those who remain behind, the mission that he served has not ceased and we are called to press on to take hold of that which Christ has called us to.

I ask that you all join me in offering prayer of thanksgiving, praise and intercession:

“Abba, Father; we thank You that Larry’s earthly suffering has concluded and that He is now with You. You blessed us with Your presence and work in and through Larry and we are all better servants because of His example of leadership and discipleship.  Lord, we appeal to You, to pour Your mercy and grace over his family and friends.  You know the pain and the loss that they are all feeling, so we ask You Lord to manifest Your presence tangibly in our lives that we may know the peace that passes understanding and that we may have uncommon strength to endure and to accomplish all that needs to be done in response to Your call on our lives.  Please Lord raise up your saints to come along side Larry’s family to bring Your love and support both practical and spiritual.  We ask all these things in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, Amen.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

There will be a Celebration of the Life of Larry on Sunday, April 22 between 14:00 and 16:00 at Kanata Baptist Church.  It is a drop in format. More information at the link provided if you wish to join family and friends.
https://www.arbormemorial.ca/kelly/obituaries/lawrance-larry-lashkevich/18155/

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

I pray that you are well and have been safe. So for this week we will study Jesus, the light of the world.  Read John 1:1-13, we’ll focus on verses 4 and 5. Everything in this world needs light to survive. We can’t grow food in the dark and we even need vitamin D to grow and be healthy. In Genesis 1:2-3 we read…

Before God created anything He created the light in order to sustain life. Jesus is the light; he keeps us from the darkness and if we follow him, we will have the light of life (eternal life) (John 8:12). I think what is very important here is to share this light. We are called to share Jesus, the light of the world, with other people. God promises us: a light has come, glory of the Lord. (Isaiah 60:1)

Read John 1:1-13
Verse of the day…John 1:4 (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page13.html)

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessing All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

I hope this week went well; I don’t know about you, but I think March may turn out to be a warmer month this year. That would be nice for a change.

Ok, moving right along and keeping with our theme Jesus’s journey of salvation (for us) we will read/study about Jesus, the true bread from Heaven. Read John 6:22-40 but let’s focus on John 6:35.

After he fed the 5000, Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst”. There are people who seek their whole life to find satisfaction and never do. Some accumulate money and many material possessions. There are others who bury themselves in their work, some also seek great thrills and dangers to find fulfilment and satisfaction…are you in any of these categories? None of this works guys, and Jesus gave us the answer in verse 35. You will only know true satisfaction once your spiritual hunger is satisfied. Jesus is the true bread of life from heaven given by God the Father and it’s given to you freely.

John 6:51

Read John 6:22-40    Verse of the day  “Jesus said to them…” John 6:35

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

Rev. Billy Graham

Rev. Billy Graham’s an extraordinary journey. Watch nationwide broadcast event Sunday, MARCH 4, 7-8 P.M. (ET) ON FOX   billygraham.org.

“Many have begun asking the inevitable question: Who’s the next Billy Graham going to be? But as I explain in my recent article in USAToday, I don’t believe this question is helpful, nor is it what Rev. Graham would want. He lived and ministered to millions not so that we could honor him, but that we would honor God.

The right question, I believe, should be: How can I be a part of the work Rev. Graham did in Jesus’ name? Instead of looking for another figurehead to lead the charge, look to yourself and your local church to take up the baton and answer the call to proclaim the gospel far and wide.

Going forward, we must recognize that truly effective evangelism never was a matter of anger, resentment, or bitter discourse. It’s a matter, as Rev. Graham showed us, of friendship, mentorship, and unconditional love—the kind that Christ gives us each and every day.”

Quote taken from Christianity Today International:  ED STETZER

 

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

Ok, moving right along, the next part is called; Jesus, the shepherd. Take the time to read John 10:1-30. Let’s look and think about John 10:14-15.  This has to be the most comforting words I have ever read. These words are right from my Lord and Saviour’s mouth; “and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand”. These words that were spoken by Jesus are the greatest security that we can ever have in our life. Jesus is the way to the Father and he will protect us till the time comes that we are ready to go to Heaven. God the Father sent Jesus to be my shepherd to lay down his life for me. Thanks be to God!

Verse of the day… ( http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page10.html )

I AM the good Shepherd; the good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:11

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS…
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

 

Gagetown Prayer/Study Group

I hope this week went well for you and that this weekend is safe and in God’s love and that God’s face shines upon you and that you glorify God by spreading His word. He loved us so much He sent His only son to die for US, so let’s show our love for Him by telling others of that beautiful gift!

Well, we are going to call this part; Jesus, friend of sinners.  Reading Luke 19:1-10 and focus on Luke 9-10. This passage tells us of the story of Zacchaeus. You recall the story?

In those days tax collectors were like mafia and he worked for the Roman oppressors. He took money from his own poor Jewish brothers and gave it to the Romans. So ask yourself: did Jesus really hang out with those kinds of people? He did! He didn’t avoid prostitutes, terrorists, thieves and many other types of sinners. Why? Because Jesus was for the people and it wasn’t the people who killed Him. It was the church of that day, the religious leaders of the law who killed him. So we must not keep Jesus and his message of salvation from the people either.

The most important thing to remember is that Christ died for sinners like us and Zacchaeus. Some may wonder why people don’t want to become Christians. It’s because they look at us and they may not (or don’t) see the joy of the Lord in our lives… they don’t see evidence of a new beginnings the gospel speaks about.

Zacchaeus had a new beginning on the day that he met Jesus. So I ask you all: are you living in the joy of your new beginning? Glory be to God!!  ….  Amen!

Verse of the day… (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page9.html) go look at the link!
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10
He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

“LIVING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD”

     NEW STUDY STARTING 7 Feb 2018.

This study is for all members of Garrison Petawawa desiring to learn more about the Kingdom of God as described in the Christian Scriptures.
And it’s Free!  Join us.

When: Weekly, starting Wed 7 Feb 2018,  1600-1700 hrs.
Where: Grn Petawawa, St George Chapel    (Bldg Q-101).

Sessions Overview   (6 sessions)

  1. Kingdoms and the Kingdom of God through the Ages
  2. Lessons from Biblical People Living in the Kingdom of God
  3. Conscious of the Kingdom!
  4. Descriptions of the present Kingdom of God – Parables and the Presence of Children of God
  5. Preparing for the next ages in the earthly Kingdom of God
  6. Summary – The Kingdom of God and of His Son

Contacts:
Padre Mario Gaulin – Mario.Gaulin@forces.gc.ca or 613-687-5511, Ext. 6185
Padre Robert Schweyer – Robert.Schweyer@forces.gc.ca Ext. 5433

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

We start with Jesus, the Word.  (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page6.html )

When you read John 1:1-18 and look at verse 10.

Now read back to Genesis 1:1-3

Do you see it? God spoke, and by the power of his Word, the world was created. Look back at John 1:10, Jesus came to this world to reveal the Father, reconcile mankind to God and to redeem man from his sin… He was the Word made flesh. The word “God” in Genesis, the Hebrew word “Elohiym” is plural, gods in the ordinary sense. But specifically used of the supreme God. A masculine plural noun meaning God. ~from Hebrew OT Dictionary~

NOTES ON 1:1
In the beginning was the Word echoes Genesis 1:1.
John identifies this Word as Jesus  John 1:14. Here he highlights Jesus’ existence throughout eternity with God. “The Word” conveys the idea of divine self-expression or speech. This idea occurs often in the OT. God’s Word is effective: God speaks, and things come into being  (Genesis 1:3; Psalm 33:6;  Isaiah 55:10-11). By speech he relates personally to his people (e.g., Genesis 15:1).  And the Word was with God indicates interpersonal relationship “with” God. And the Word was God affirms that this Word was also in essence the same God who created the universe. Some have claimed that “the Word was God” merely identifies Jesus as a god rather than identifying Jesus as God. However, in Greek grammar, the lack of an article does not necessarily indicate indefiniteness (“a god”). The context must determine the meaning, and the context clearly indicates that “the Word” is the one true God (see also John 1:6, 12, 13, 18).

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS…
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

I hope you had a great holiday and a well needed rest and decompression time being with your loved ones and friends.  I know in the New Year many people make resolutions to do things to improve or to change things in their life like eating habits, fitness, mental wellbeing and better financial decisions, etc… but remember, that no matter if we succeed or fail at keeping those resolutions, Jesus Christ our saviour and friend loves us as He always has loved us. God’s love never changes and is eternal.

So let’s start off the New Year right; right with God! Let us show our Father that we are not just going to give him borrowed or leftover time, let’s make time for Him! Wednesday prayer day is a good start. So let’s have good attendance at lunch to join together and pray. (St. Luke’s church at 1210hrs to 1250hrs) I encourage you to make a godly effort to come out and pray with us. (And bring a friend!)

Now, I know there are some of you in this email list that are not here in Gagetown, but that should not stop you from going to your base church and spending a few moments in scripture and/or prayer. (And bring a friend!)

On that note, for our study/prayer group, we can start with confirming our calling and election… for the next while I want to talk about Jesus. I want to share with you what I have been reading. As a Christian and a child of God, this reading really hit home for me. It’s called “JESUS’s Journey of Salvation” 

Verse of the Day click here for more info on this verse  (I encourage you to go read these thoughts)

Mark 10:17

On a side note; I want to ask if there are any updates to my email list. I have had a few people leave us and some new ones put on, so please let me know if there are any changes to your email. If you would also like to have your home email put on the list so you can share these emails with your family, or if you know anyone else that would like to be put on the list, let me know please.

You might have also noticed that I have created a prayer page on my website so you can read more thoughts of the “verse of the day”. These are the links… click here for more info on this verse 

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS…
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

Christmas Season in Borden

Come and enjoy food & fellowship!

Korean BBQ & pizza & rice

When:  December 13, 2017

Time:  6:00 pM

Where:  CFB Borden Trinity Chapel

                 499 Dieppe Road, Borden

hosted by: Padre Sung Ho Kim and his wife.
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Christmas Eve supper meal

When:  December 24, 2017

Time:  6:00 pm

Where:  CFB Borden Trinity Chapel

                 499 Dieppe Road, Borden

To be followed by carols and a short suitable for all ages Christmas movie.  The intent of this event is to care for any military members and families who are not leaving base for the Holidays.   All are welcome.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.  Thanks so much to all those who have supported this ministry to Love Borden.

God bless!
Padre Milley
Lt(N) Darren Milley

Chaplain, CFB Borden
Canadian Armed Forces
darren.milley@forces.gc.ca
Aumônier, BFC Borden
Forces armées canadiennes