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  • National Office Staff Fan Out in Region 3

    September 23, 2016

    Back, L-R: Ron Thiessen (CBF), Fred Buhler (Pineridge), Brad Steppan (Endeavour), Lorne Moorhead (NFC), Terry Smith, Gerald Reimer
    Front, L-R: Rita Thiessen (CBF), Irene Buhler (Pineridge), Minju Kim (Pelly), Hyoungjin Kim (Pelly)

    Ken Zacharias, Foreign Secretary, arrived in Region Three first on Sept. 13, meeting jointly with Community Bible Fellowship leaders and Guadalajara workers John and Connie Reimer in Swan River. (On Sunday, Sept. 18, people from Christian Fellowship Church, in nearby Birch River, came to hear the Reimers, CBF’s former pastoral couple.)

    Gerald Reimer, Conference Youth Minister and Missions Mobilizer, and Terry Smith, Executive Secretary, arrived in Region Three on Sept. 17.

    Terry was dropped off in Endeavour where he visited with Pastor Brad Steppan. (Carol was at a Beth Moore simulcast in Swan River, arriving home in late evening.) In the morning Terry joined the Endeavour Fellowship Chapel in its kick-off event, a pancake breakfast; during the worship service he gave the children’s lesson and sermon.

    Gerald travelled to Hudson Bay; during part of the way two vehicles ahead of him flushed deer off the road. He visited with Kelvin and Jessica Young, Pineridge Fellowship Chapel’s youth leaders, and then stayed with pastoral couple Fred and Irene Buhler. The next morning he led a Sunday School discussion on the conference’s work and gave the sermon.

    By Sunday evening Gerald and Terry were in Swan River for supper with CBF’s youth leadership team. Doris Reimer and Fred and Charlotte Evans then hosted them overnight.  

    On Monday morning Terry and Gerald joined the Region Three Pastors’ Meeting held at CBF. Fred Buhler asked what it was like for Terry to be back in the region. Terry, a pastor in Creighton for 11 years, said Gerald might have to tie him to the vehicle to get him to leave.

    After discussing connections, resources, and challenges, the leaders met for lunch, enjoying food remaining from the Beth Moore event. Pastor Hyoungjin (Frankie) Kim, from Pelly Fellowship Chapel, then arranged people and a camera. He’s a techie!

    -EMC