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

Army Run // National Capital Prayer Walk 2018

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.

Jazmine Lawrence
Captain (retired)
War Room Coordinator
The Military Christian Fellowship of Canada

Interaction – Rocky Mountain High

Interaction RMH is a Christian leadership training program for young international and U.S. military personnel starting their careers. The program focuses on biblical leadership and personal discipleship through activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, backpacking, white water rafting, mountain biking, Bible study, and lots of personal interaction. It is centered on a seven day outdoor adventure experience at the OCF retreat center at Spring Canyon, Colorado, followed by visits to other points of interest in Colorado.

For more information go to:  www.accts.org

or contact:  Email: accts@accts.org

PO Box 27239
Denver, CO 80227
Phone: (800) 487-8108

Love Borden – Come and join us

WEDNESDAY 2 May and 6 June   
BBQ, Worship and Fellowship at CFB Borden Trinity Chapel
499 Dieppe Road, Borden

Food at 6:00 pm – Bring your favourite dish!
Service start at 7:00 p.m.

A great evening of Worship, God’s Word, communion and prayer.

We would love for you to join us for this event.  Bring your family, friends and colleagues.  It’s going to be a great night.

God bless!

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

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/