"May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement
and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word."
- II Thessalonians 2:16-17
Happy first anniversary to Kerith Pines!
Excitement, nervousness, anticipation – these were some of the feelings that we experienced a year ago as we prepared for the grand opening of the Kerith Retreat centre in East Braintree, Man. There were many last-minute construction details that needed to be taken care of along with final touches to the décor to ensure that our guests would find their accommodations welcoming and restful. Our kitchen needed to be stocked with delicious, healthy food and our staff had to be equipped and ready to go.
Read more to find out how the Lord settled those fears and provided for Kerith Pines>>
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Understanding and dealing with loss
by Randy MacDonald
Being responsible for the leadership of Focus on the Family Canada’s Kerith Retreats does not mean that I don’t experience loss. In the midst of the day-to-day demands of my ministry, from caring for my staff and our constituents, to learning how to lead this ministry, to making sure I practice what I preach, life can be very challenging.
Easter through the eyes of a pastor
by Sam Doerksen
In the church that I attended as a youth, Easter was a special time of year. Jesus Christ had risen from the dead! It was God who raised Jesus from the dead and this resurrection was supernatural! This was considered one of the most important events on the Christian calendar.
Changing lives: The Drop Box and the local church
by Randy MacDonald
On March 4 and 5, 2015, we are releasing a new documentary that explores defending the rights of the needy and inspires a fresh commitment to the sanctity of life.
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