David Peter Giesbrecht

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

With his parents’ guidance, Dave became a Christian as a teen. He and Anne were charter members of Killarney Park and Richmond Bethel churches, where he served God…

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Melane Gunther

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Melane grew up with a large extended family on the farm in Landmark, Man. She met Peter at Prairie Rose EMC. A founding member of Abbotsford Community Church,…

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Peter Derksen

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Peter was the youngest of 11 children (4 of whom died in infancy). His family immigrated to Canada in 1927, settling on a farm in Boissevain, Man. He…

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Jacob Abram Dick

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Jake grew up during the Depression on a farm near Glenbush, Sask. After chores, he’d explore the sloughs and bushes near their home. He learned young to identify…

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Edna Marie Berg

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Edna accepted Jesus as Saviour at 13 at Sand Beach Bible Camp. During high school, she experienced revival in Waldheim. After graduating, Edna worked in the Saskatoon sanatorium….

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Olga Rose Hodel

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

When she was 2, Olga lost her mother, and at 10, was adopted. She accepted Jesus as Saviour at 18. Isaiah 53:5–6 was important to her. Her family…

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Charlotte Helen (Lepp) Klassen

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Charlotte accepted Jesus as Saviour at Bible camp. She attended Bethany Bible Institute, Hepburn, Sask., where she met John, with whom she would share 48 years. After growing…

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Mary Penner

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

When Mary was 4, her family immigrated to Canada, settling in Beechy, Sask. She had to wait to start school until age 8, when her younger brother no…

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John Goossen

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

John (born Yvan) devoted himself to his Christian faith, which permeated every facet of his life. When John was 12, Chinese and Russian officials arrested his father; the…

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Helmut Bernhard Janz

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Helmut was raised in a loving Christian family. His school years were interrupted by WWII. The family fled to West Germany, leaving their precious homeland and all their…

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Anne Siebert

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Anne grew up helping her dad on the farm in Glenwood, Alta. At 16, she was a housekeeper and nanny for a doctor in Pincher Creek, Alta. At…

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Helen Welsh

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At 10, Helen committed her life to serving the Lord. John 6:37 confirmed her decision. The family had “a family altar” after meals, when they would read the…

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Ruth Schulz

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ruth grew up in Yarrow, B.C., and Kitchener and Leamington, Ont. She attended Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., where she met Dave. With degrees in education and music,…

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Henry Peters

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Henry and Helen farmed in Manitoba until 1978. The family moved to Columbia Bible Camp, B.C., where Henry was maintenance man for 2 years. Next, he sold cars…

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Kelly Darlene Pauls

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Kelly was adopted at 1 month. She accepted Jesus as Saviour at 8. Kelly grew up on the farm at Osborne, Man. She attended Caronport (Sask.) High School…

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