C3 - Cross Canada Cruisers update
Subject: C3 Update
Ben Canfield: C3 Training Update, May 10/08
Hello to my faithful brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Cross Canada Cruisers team is enduring the first of two weeks in intense gospel training at the Guelph Bible Camp in Guelph, Ontario. Our days have been spent sitting under the teaching and encouragement of God’s word. Never have I had such an exhausting week of learning! The training began with the message of “The Great Commission” and “God’s part/ our part in the gospel” by Jabe Nicholson. Throughout the week, faithful brothers like Arnet McIntee and Eric Smith (from Good News On the Move) have encouraged and taught us in our witness for Christ and the basics of “The Paint Board”. We’ve been appreciating the reality of our salvation and the faithfulness of God in loving us in our sin. We have the message of salvation! How can we not share the greatest news in the world; that peoples souls can be saved! 2 Kings 7:9 - “They said one to another, we do not well: this is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace...” Christ was “made sin to be sin for us...that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”2 Cor. 5:21. People’s souls are in our hands. Do we care?
Since our arrival, Darren Yanisiew, Stephen Dick, and Stan Wells have caught up with the team. Darren is from Guelph and resides in a wheelchair due to Muscular Dystrophy, but has not let his condition affect his desire to serve the Lord. Stephen Dick is from Victoria, BC and is keen on serving the Lord in this ministry. As of today, May 10, we have twelve team members: Joel, Mitch, Stan, Elijah, Josh, Jay, Dale, Stephen Owens, Stephen Dick, Dan, Darren, and me.
Thursday night we handed out William MacDonald’s c.d., “The World Biggest Secret” around the city of Guelph. A few people to remember in prayer in regards to that outreach: Gerry – an older, ex-Catholic man confused in his perception of Christ, two men who accepted the c.d.’s based on the idea of sacrifice in the gospel, and Brandon – a pot smoking teenager that accepted the c.d. and showed interest.
Thanks to each one of you who have upheld every one of us before the Lord in prayer! The Lord is going to do a great work and your prayer and support strengthens us. You have no idea how much your gifts, cards, and love has encouraged and strengthened me throughout these past two weeks! I thank God for you and for your love! May He continue to bless you and make you a blessing.
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lam. 3:22-23.
His grace is sufficient for me,