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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CliffsNotes – July 24, 2018

I am at The Cove – a Billy Graham Association training centre. It’s been a favourite place for a few of our pastors, so I thought I’d try it out and get my Christian Education Units here. Professional development is a core value for our tribe. Most all professions have a professional development requirement – […]

CliffsNotes – July 18, 2018

Had a very nice time away with Karlene. I love when vacations are not busy but are times to catch your breath and be re-energized. Praying for you as you find breathing space with God this summer. I spoke at Maple Grove Camp this past Sunday. Apparently they had a “wonderful” camp week with speaker […]

CliffsNotes – July 10, 2018

Hello Friends, Bishop Cliff is currently on vacation. He and Karlene are in Ireland enjoying the sights and some time away. Please continue to keep them in your prayers. It’s Camp Season! A great time to get away with your family to enjoy each other, unplug from the busyness of everyday life and create intentional […]

CliffsNotes – July 3, 2018

Two weeks ago, at a New Leaf Design Shop in Vancouver, the Church Planting Department decided to give some advice from CliffsNotes a try.  Instead of putting everyone up in hotel rooms like we normally do, we decided to stay together in an Airbnb. As a result we really got to know each other.  8 […]