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Missions Conference 2008

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Callsbeck Fellowship Chapel hosted the 2008 Missions Conference and it was evident that the Holy Spirit was in attendance, as many shared what God is doing in their respective mission fields.

Rudy and Erna Friesen, working with the Mennonites in Bolivia, shared how difficult things are there, but also how progress is being made.

The CMC's German radio program, Dee Harrliche Bottschaft, is also making inroads in the Bolivian colonies. Many families are finding peace and freedom in Jesus Christ. There is no doubt that the Lord is using Peter & Frieda Wiebe and the Radio Board to get the Gospel message out.

Russ and Nancy Sullivan have been with New Tribes Mission in Thailand. Since they last were here, they've added another member to their family. This has been an answer to prayer.

God has also worked in our churches. Pastor Cornie Martens has been working with the CMC's church plant in Winkler, the Christian Faith Church, which has filled a great need in that area. In Fort St. John, the People's Mission joined with the local Evangelical Free Church to form one congregation, the Evangelical Mission. There's also been another church plant in Two Hills, Alberta, and a request for another one in Camrose.

Keynote speaker Ken Guenther challenged us to believe is building His church. The Ladies Day speaker, Nancy Sullivan shared about her experiences in Thailand. Jared Braun addressed the youth. Uncle Harold Field provided the children's ministry, which he has done been faithfully doing for over 30 years.

This is just a brief summary of the Missions Conference.

For more details, please read the December 2008 issue of The Chronicle.