Special Father’s Day event in Borden

There will be a Special Sunday evening BBQ feast on June 16th to celebrate together on Father’s Day.

Please mark your calendars for this very special Love Borden.

BBQ + a great feast for all on this Father’s Day  starting at 5:30 followed by our service.
If you are in the Borden area, don’t hesitate to join us. Bring your family and friends.
Its pot luck so bring whatever you can and invite whoever you want.

Blessings on the journey.
Padre Darren

Lt(N) Darren Milley

Chaplain, CFB Borden
Canadian Armed Forces
Aumônier, BFC Borden
Forces armées canadiennes

Burning Hearts House of Prayer

Burning Hearts House of Prayer is a prayer house serving the greater body of Christ in the city of Ottawa.

“… for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56:7 (NIV)

Praying for the Canadian Forces, its members and their families.

Our aim is to strengthen the faith of Christ-followers by equipping them to pray with confidence and authority in the power of the Holy Spirit and to encourage them to apply their spiritual gifts. It is also the Lord’s command to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the fields. Prayer is the foundation in the life of the believer and is vital in reaching the lost for Christ.

Join us every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.

TIME:  7:00 p.m.
550 Codd’s Road, Ottawa
East Gate Alliance Church

To find out more about the House of Prayer and to view our weekly prayer schedule, please visit our website: BurningHeartsPrayer.com

Want To Know More?
For more information regarding this ministry,
please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us:

The Shield – 2019 download PDF

The Shield 2019-06 June

The Shield 2019-05 May

The Shield 2019-04 April

The Shield 2019-03 March

The Shield 2019-02 February

The Shield 2019-01 January

The Shield 2018 December

The Shield 2018-11 November.

The Shield 2018-10 October

The Shield 2018-09 September

The Shield 2018-08 August

The Shield 2018-07 July

We want to provide you with a list of prayer issues associated with our military called: “the Shield”.  In addition to the human enemy that our military typically face, we also must remember they have an unseen enemy.  (Ephesians 6:12). Paul identifies the type of protective equipment we require to do battle against this foe, including a shield. The shield in this case is faith; a trust in the promises of God, a trust in the truth shared by Jesus, a trust in power of the Word to protect, and a trust in prayer to affect circumstances.

Introducing “The Shield”. It is a list of prayer issues associated with our military. We want as many people bringing these requests before God knowing He cares. We want to put up a prayer shield to protect our military and their families from the harm of the evil one and of the world. Each month, we identify specific individuals and issues for our prayer partners to bring before God. We invite you to pray with us. Download and print the Shield.

Love Borden – Come and join us

Friends and participants of Love Borden.

Sunday February 17 at Trinity Chapel

Canadian Forces Base Borden

I am very encouraged with our start to 2019 and the year ahead. We are so excited to be meeting on the first and third Sunday evening of each month going forward.

5:30 Supper for those who can make it.  It’s a pot luck.

6:30 A time of awesome worship, followed by a message from God’s Word, time for prayer and Fellowship. 

Formal time done by 8:00 pm but doors won’t be locked until everyone is out.  

Drop in even if you can’t make it for the whole event.  Bring a friend.

Location, Trinity Chapel – 499 Dieppe Road, Borden

God bless!

Padre Milley
Lt(N) Darren Milley
Chaplain, CFB Borden/Aumônier, BFC Borden
Canadian Armed Forces/Forces armées Canadiennes 
tel: 705-424-1200 ext 2180 / CSN:  270-2180 / BB: 705-828-5751

AMCF Week of Prayer Report 2019

January 20 to 26, 2019

Meetings were scheduled in all the nations.  ACCTS staff members for the Caribbean Ron & Sue Huggler visited the following nations and prayed, had fellowship and did ministry in Grenada, Barbados, St Kits and Antigua.

Monsie and I (Nestor) joined the acting CDS in Jamaica with over 1500 members of all ranks of the JDF for an open air evangelistic meeting sponsored by the MCF on the lawn of the force HQ. Approximately 300 responded to the altar call.

The MCF of JDF also hosted daily lunch times evangelistic meetings in the chapel with average attendance of 100 + over the week.  Many being saved each day.
Praise the Lord and thank you to all who prayed across the MCF’s.

Nestor A Ogilvie, Lt Col (retd.)
North American Region


I am grateful for what the Lord has done in our midst this year and I am grateful for all of those who have responded to His call to make possible the advancements that have taken place.  It is a profound joy to be with the people of God on mission.

In all three synoptic gospels Jesus’ calling of the tax collector to follow Him is recorded. There are no pre-requisites, there are no pre-conditions, there are no hidden agendas or expectations; rather there is a simple call to follow Jesus. The apostle Paul echos Jesus’ call in his letter to the Corinthian church when he says “follow my example as I follow Christ” (1 Cor 11:1). Yet, follower-ship is under valued, misunderstood, even destained.

Much is made of the concept and the role of leadership. The word itself is held up within our community as a preeminent characteristic that all are to aspire to exhibit.  Many books have been written on the subject and training courses that are centred on developing it within people abound. Yet, our Lord did not call us to “lead”, no He called us to follow. I confess that after a career in the military during which I served in many different leadership capacities that follower-ship has become quite difficult. Fortunately, the Lord is patient and He is persistent in the application of His teaching-training; I believe that I am learning to be a better follower. My apprenticeship in follower-ship has been advanced this past year principally by those with whom I have served in the varied MCF ministry activities and for whom I am grateful.

Next week we celebrate the anniversary of Jesus’s birth with fellow followers. I recommend to us all that as we come together that we seek to learn from each others stories of follower-ship.  That we reflect upon those experiences  so as to be inspired into deeper levels of following for the coming year and wonder at what Jesus is doing in our midst.

Hope, peace, joy, love.

Gerry Potter

Are you listening

The gospel of Luke shares the story of the announcement of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds. They were part of a culture that had been anticipating the arrival of a Messiah for many generations. When the angel told them of the arrival of their Messiah, they were afraid and somewhat anxious. It reads, “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”  When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” (Luke 2:8-20).

The shepherds did overcome their initial feelings. They let the experience of the moment guide them and as a result, found Jesus. The Christmas season always seems to bring about a feeling of anxiety for many. The extra busyness associated with Christmas shopping, the packed malls, the difficulty parking and even the slow lines to get a coffee adds to this strange uneasiness. Christmas is something that even the world eagerly anticipates yet few will experience the hope, peace, love and joy that arrived that first Christmas morning. We like to blame the commercialization of Christmas for the difficulties we face during this season forgetting we are willing participants in whatever activities occur during this time. Many will feel an uneasiness during this time because they really do not understand what they are waiting for or are trying to create an experience they think should happen.

Christian brothers and sisters can also become anxious about the season. Their concerns often stem from an inward desire to finally tell their family about Jesus; family they may only see once or twice a year. They say things like, “this year I want everyone to understand the true meaning of Christmas” or “I want them to know they are lost without Jesus”.  Admirable desires but they are often motivated by guilt linked to perceived missed opportunities to share Jesus in the past. Their troubled souls often ruin their Christmas Celebration and they also miss the hope, peace, love and joy that should permeate their lives this season.

Years ago, I was reminded that all believers are to be witnesses to the Good News of Jesus. However, I was also told to remember that we are the second witnesses to this truth as the Holy Spirit is the first. He goes before us preparing hearts and minds to both seek and hear the Good News. We must trust God to do His part while we listen for Him to call us to do our part. This mindset did not excuse us from sharing the truth. We need to accept that God is at work making divine appointments for us and we should be listening for Him. We must be in daily communication with God asking for strength and insight to respond to His nudging to share His truths.

Maybe this Christmas God wants us to reconcile with our families. To sit around the Christmas tree and talk, laugh and be real with one another. Maybe he wants us to break bread at dinner and not feel pressured to bring up eternity between the turkey and dessert. Maybe God wants us to not be anxious about anything this Christmas, including the salvation of family, and trust that He has it in hand and will use us when He is ready.  This does not stop us from sharing the Gospel. We must pray and listen daily for God because He wants us on His mission but, we must not get ahead of Him. When we listen, He will prompt us to speak up. Maybe He wants us to seek Jesus’ gifts of hope, peace, love and joy while we wait. Accept the truth that He wants us to live in harmony with one another and focus your prayers on connecting with others during this season. You will be pleased and excited about what God has planned for you and your family.

Anton Topilnyckyj

Annual Spiritual Retreat

Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November 2018

All who have a heart to pray for our Canadian Forces and their families, are welcome to join us in praying together.   There will be a special event in Ottawa which will be held at the National House of Prayer between the 9 & 11 November 2018.   Join us for a weekend of fellowship and prayer. Come to Ottawa for the MCF Spiritual Retreat. We will equip for and engage in intercession, asking the Holy Spirit to do the work only He can do to save lives in our community. See the Facebook event page for info, and contact the MCF office for joining instructions.

Register before the end of the day Friday November 2.

War Room October update

Praise God for the unexpected coincidence of our War Room this month with the AMCF and ACCTS’ Day of Prayer and Praise!

War Room this month’s prayers covered:

  • The AMCF/ACCTS’ Day of Prayer and Praise list.

  • Our October Shield.

  • The upcoming MCF prayer retreat on the Remembrance Day weekend.

    • For churches and individuals in the Ottawa Valley/Outaouais region to catch the vision of what God is doing in the military community and attend to pray with us.

  • The Grey Cup Breakfast in Edmonton.

    • For military community in Edmonton to fill all the MCF-sponsored seats

    • For complete sponsorship (that’s you, folks!) for all the tables/seats.

  • For numerous individuals in the military community known to us and their private requests.

We persevere in prayer, knowing that our Lord hears when we call to him (Ps 4:3) on behalf of our military community.

Jazmine Lawrence

Captain (Retired)

War Room Coordinator// MCF Retreat Director

Capt (Ret’d) Anton Topilnyckyj (Prayer Coordinator)

Married to my childhood sweetheart, together we have grown to realize how God’s grace and mercy works in marriage. We have four children and, so far, seven grandchildren. We have felt blessed to be part of the military and know God will use both our personalities and characteristics to share His hope with our serving and retired brothers and sisters and their families.

I joined the universal green forces in 1974 as a Supply technician thinking I was Air Force. However, upon arrival at 4 Combat Engineering Regiment in Lahr Germany, the Regimental Sergeant Major ceremoniously removed my wedge cap from my head indicating I would no longer need it. Accepted into the university training plan, I attended RMC and served as an Army Logistic Officer until an injury forced me into retirement. My favourite posting was my last where, as an Ammunition Technical Officer, my platoon and I would blow up our frustrations every Friday afternoon on the demolition range.

In 1979, while in Lahr Germany and attending my first ever bible study, I accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour. A military brother guided me to an understanding of Jesus and God grabbed a hold of me and never let go. My relationship with God had been touch and go for as long time. I outwardly appeared to be a believer yet inside I was still serving my own idols. I woke up in 2003 and began to sense God had something for me to do. As I grew in my relationship with Christ I was led back to the MCF, where today I feel truly blessed to be part of a team that is on mission to take the gospel into the military community.