Entries by Lisa Howden

CliffsNotes – September 18, 2018

We were definitely disappointed that the court translator did not show up for our case in Sri Lanka. In fact it was not until our case was called that we found out from the judge the translator wasn’t there, and that we’d have to come back in the New Year. We were disappointed but quickly […]

CliffsNotes – September 11, 2018

Hello Friends, This morning Bishop Cliff sent a short message out on listserv regarding the court case in Sri Lanka. Please keep this matter in your prayers. The 2018 Ministers Conference Prayer and Evangelism: The Dynamic Duo is fast approaching. If you have yet to register please make your arrangements soon as possible, as space […]

Choses que je ferais différemment en tant que Pasteur

On me demande parfois, “Feriez-vous quelquechose de différent si vous étiez de nouveau pasteur d’une église?” je pense que oui. Voici les quelques petites choses qui me vient à l’esprit. Je célébrerais plus.  Je ferais de mon mieux pour trouver des manières appropriées de célébrer ce que Dieu fait parmi nous. Réponses aux prières, baptêmes […]

CliffsNotes – September 4, 2018

Part One: Three Canadian police officers have taken their own lives in the past two weeks. If only one had, this would be tragedy, but three?!? I am aware that some of you already find ways to show support for your local emergency service providers. Thank you for doing that. I am thinking however, that […]

Donner du Sens à Leurs Voyages

  Montrant que “Nous ne sommes pas seulement des touristes,” les membres de l’équipe de la Marine Royale Canadienne passent une journée à Hospice Maui. WAILUKU – Les membres de l’équipe de la Marine Royale Canadienne auraient pu passer leur journée à la plage. Ils ont plutôt choisi de venir à Hospice Maui pour aider […]

CliffsNotes – August 28, 2018

This was a very good note to start my Monday (from Pastor Laurie Lemke, Venachar FM): “Just wanted to share with you that we had a believers’ baptism service at a lake today.  We started the service with two people wanting to be baptized…but God is so awesome……..we baptized six (one of them being my […]

Giving Meaning to Their Travels

Here’s a news article that was published in The Maui News on the community relations work Rev. Andrew Klinger, Chaplain and Royal Canadian Navy Lt coordinated with the Royal Canadian Navy. He and 25 members of the HMCS Ottawa volunteered their time at a hospice facility in order to give back to the community. Click […]

CliffsNotes – August 21, 2018

“What’s going on in Sri Lanka?” A court case. When I started in my new role, there was actually another case but Praise God for some very good meetings we had (myself and the plaintiffs), wherein the dissident pastors withdrew their case and committed to work towards reconciliation – currently there is one court case […]

CliffsNotes – August 14, 2018

It was a wonderful weekend! Karlene and I were in Quebec for a FM leadership conference. On Friday night I spoke at the young adult event. I had an inspiring conversation with a couple of young men (both about 24) who are recent converts. My one new friend told me a short version of his […]

Doing ‘Community’ Well

So I was visiting a church the other Sunday.  It wasn’t one of “ours”.  I went with a family member to their church.  What I didn’t know was that I was going to be there on Grad Sunday.  The Grade 12’s were honored and celebrated, and it was a good reminder for me.  Let me […]