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23 September 2018  –  Army Run // National Capital Prayer Walk

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.




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.  Groups will be meeting all across the country on this day and over the Remembrance Day weekend.

Special event in Ottawa will be held at the National House of Prayer.  Join us for a weekend of fellowship and prayer.

More information to follow.

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/

Unified in Prayer

It was such an incredible privilege to spend last Friday morning, Good Friday, with our military community in prayer and worship.

A small group of us met for breakfast and enjoyed powerful unity in the Spirit through our agreement in prayer. Our prayer in the MCF is fueled by our mission and vision: so we pray that every single person in our military community hear the good news of Jesus, that the lost may be saved and believers be empowered to share the gospel. To this end, our prayer group compiled a short list of specific items to pray for that morning, according to what God put on each of our hearts.

Then our prayer group continued the morning with unity in worship by attending the Ottawa military chapel for their Good Friday service. (Our group is occupying the back few pews on the right in the photo.) Each of us in the group is connected with local churches, but we have also been seeking every opportunity in the past two years to join our military community at special chapel services as well. We do more than occupy a few extra pews: we enter with the Spirit in us and the powerful and effective prayers of the saints to bless the people, the place, and the ministry done there in Jesus’ name. Of all places in the military, the enemy would like nothing more than to discourage those praising Jesus right in the midst of our military community. How many work communities have this privilege of established places and times of worship in their midst?! It was no small thing to join with our brothers and sisters there, to worship Jesus together in Spirit and in truth with eager anticipation for Easter.

The abundant life that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ bought for you at Easter is a joy that no one can take from you. (John 10:10, 16:22) Be so blessed in this, dear brothers and sisters, to turn outward and also bless our military community with this amazing news.

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

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

 

“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