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
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
This year’s annual general meeting (AGM) is scheduled to take place on 16 February commencing at 1:00 pm Ottawa time. I am particularly excited for this year’s AGM for three reasons. First, I will report to you on the activities of the MCF over the past year, which have been significant. Second, I will present to you the MCF ministry plan that is a product of the MCF’s planning methodology referred to a “pray & plan.” Third, for the first time in the history of the MCF, members of the MCF, no matter where they live or where they are at the timing of the AGM, will be able to join in the meeting, as long as they are connected to the internet.
In this notice I would like to highlight my third reason for my excitement. Since stepping into the role of President I have been concerned that our efforts to build a sense of unity across the MCF membership was frustrated by the geographical reality that Canada is big. Our membership stretches across Canada and even internationally. So, building a sense of camaraderie and enabling members and comradesto participate in the activities of the MCF has been difficult. The MCF has been characterized by a lack of unity of effort and concentration of force, two important principals of operations. However, over the past year, I along with members of the MCF executive and War Room teams have been trailing teleconferencing applications. Granted, teleconferencing isn’t new, but the tech support and funding required to conduct events has been too much for the limited resources of the MCF to afford. Also, the quality of what was available was not sufficient to support our needs. This has changed. For this year’s AGM we will use the application called “ZOOM.” This application will permit you to join the MCF AGM, to participate either through chat or voice, to view presentations that will be given and allow members to vote on accepting the ministry plan, the budget, and the appointment of new leaders. All from the comfort of where ever you choose to be at the time of the meeting. Again, the only condition is that you have internet access.
I am excited for this year’s AGM. The MCF has enjoyed a good year of progressive ministry. The results of our process of praying and planning has yielded exciting results for the coming year and years. And, for the first time, attendance at the MCF AGM is available for all without associated travel arrangements and costs. I look forward to meeting with you at the MCF AGM on 16 Feb.
***Only members of the MCF will be given the right to vote at the AGM. Please confirm your membership by contacting the office.
Equip & Engage
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
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.
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 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.
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.
War Room Coordinator// MCF Retreat Director
Fitness is fantastic and the camaraderie of group exercise can be exhilarating. There’s an intense sense of corporate accomplishment when doing hard physical work with a group. Memories from basic training, survival training and workups onboard ship flood in as I reflect. But there’s far more available in this than physical and emotional satisfaction.
I first participated in the Army Run years ago when I was flown to Ottawa to represent the CF in a running team. The camaraderie was so motivating! Years later, God called me back to the Army Run with new purpose and a new team: we intentionally (though quietly) represented Jesus and prayed. And again, the camaraderie was powerfully motivating, but this time with purpose for the kingdom of God.
Prayer is a theme that has been permeating every facet of MCF activity these days, especially as we gather in Ottawa to do War Room every month. In War Room we pray that the Spirit empower believers everywhere to share the good news of Jesus to our entire military community. It’s not just the mission of the MCF, it’s the mission of every believer (Matthew 28:18-20), and fundamental support believers need from each other to carry out this mission includes each other’s edification and prayer. (Colossians 4:2-4)
A team of three of us first prayer-walked the Army Run 10km race in Ottawa last September. We spoke to people along the course, made connections, prayed for individuals, and sometimes just prayed silently. The back of our running shirts read, “Be strong and courageous.” This is repeated throughout Joshua 1, where verse 10 finishes: “…for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
We are again joining the Army Run this year as a prayer walk to enjoy something far beyond the camaraderie: God’s presence with us wherever we go, so that he can lead us in how to pray to prepare the way for the good news of Jesus to be increasingly proclaimed in our military community.
Please join us in person on the team or in prayer to invest in what God is doing to bring the gospel to our military community.
War Room Coordinator
The Military Christian Fellowship of Canada
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