Bishop Notes – July 28, 2008

July 28, 2008

Dear Colleagues,

I am back from a great weekend at Arlington Beach Family Camp, north of Regina, Saskatchewan. It was good to hear people talking about the things that God had been teaching them last week as they thought about the theme “Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World.” As you will see in the pictures in the Photo Gallery, there were some special events on Saturday – a five km run, a camp barbecue and a Saturday night “Adoration Service” that featured celebrative arts.

It was a wonderful day for visiting with all kinds of people and you’ll see a picture of Caylen and Amy Robertson, who are pastoring the Eyebrow church. You’ll also see that I was “in chains” for part of the day – a camp fundraising fun event in which over $500 was raised as bail.

A number of you have been asking about how Dennis Camplin is doing. It was good that he got out of the hospital in time for these last days of camp.

On August 6 I leave with a team (Dan Sheffield, Benedict Gomez, Sritharan Jeyarajah, Wade Fitzpatrick and Allan Guenther) for Sri Lanka to be part of its Family Camp and Mission District meetings. On the 19th I continue on to Central Africa where I will be leading a World Conference delegation in Rwanda to appeal for the release of Bishop Munyagisaka, who has been in prison since May 2006. Please pray that God will give us wisdom in our approach and favor with the Rwandan authorities.

There is one appointment announcement this week. Gary Landers is the new Executive Director at Maple Grove Camp. The Free Methodist Church in Canada has need of an administrative assistant in the Growth Ministries department. See the link to the posting below.

Family Camp 2 is on at Wesley Acres this week. Please remember them in your prayers.

Have a great week serving Jesus.

Bishop Keith