Field of Service: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Mission Organization: Living Hope Native Ministries
Ministry: In the last twenty-four years of ministry, The Lighthouse church was established. Wendell is the pastor of the church. The goal of The Lighthouse is to be a community of committed followers of Jesus with First Nations people and friends welcomed and involved. We hold a kids Bible Club on Garden River each summer and look for other ways to serve our First Nations community members.
We have five children. One lives in Timmins, Ontario, one in Columbus, Ohio, and the others are here in Sault Ste. Marie. Our youngest daughter is still at home with us. We have three grandchildren and are excited about two more coming!
Praise & Prayer
Our summer is a little less structured, but we’ve been enjoying the different opportunities it brings. We attended the gathering for the Northern Lights Association of Churches in Thunder Bay, the first one since Covid. Two others from The Lighthouse went along, and it was good to see them getting reacquainted with people and making new friends from other churches. They especially enjoyed the lively gospel singing and testimony on Saturday night. One of them streamed it on social media for friends to see. A woman here in Sault Ste. Marie mentioned that when she saw it, she tried to contact her family in Thunder Bay to tell them where to go to hear that awesome Cree singing! The picture below shows Lila with the group from Sudbury we traveled with on the way home.
Two young girls who attended the Bible Club in July came to church Sunday morning with their grandmother. Praise God for how He’s working. Even though church is different than Bible club, we pray they will feel God’s love and be drawn to come back again.
Kene and Milly Jackson, Cree singers from Alberta, will be here in Sault Ste. Marie for part of the Labor Day weekend. We hope the holiday weekend will not deter too many people from coming out on Saturday night for a potluck dinner, music and Kene’s preaching.
We appreciate your prayers for the ministry here, for us, and for our family. Personally, we need the Lord’s intervention for resolution of a situation not related to ministry that has been causing some stress for us.
Thank you, and God bless each of you!