Around 20 volunteers are needed by December 6 to help people in that interior community clean out their flooded homes.
Several years ago, as I was pastoring an established church, my wife and I were struck by how hard it was to get our unsaved neighbours and friends to come to church with us. Some might come to an Alpha Course in the church building, but that often didn’t translate into regular church attendance. Something was wrong with our approach to evangelism.
It has now been several days since heavy rains caused massive flooding in southern B.C. The situation is rapidly evolving, and we are actively assessing where our help might be needed. We are now inviting cash donations for our BC Flood Response for those impacted by heavy rains and flooding.
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is monitoring the situation in B.C., where torrential rains have caused flooding and mudslides that has affected many communities and residents.
Please pray for Arnold Community Church, Broadway Church, Central Community Church, Greendale MB Church, Main Street Church, Sardis Community Church, and Yarrow MB Church as they assist those who have been affected by the flood in BC. Let’s also remember to pray for the emergency response teams who have been working tirelessly to ensure the safety of those who have been affected by the flooding.
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For Bradley and Virginia Walker, livestock farmers in Endeavour, Saskatchewan, this year’s weather was a disaster. “The rain was so patchy,” said Bradley. “Some places got good rain, we got nothing.” The lack of rain meant they couldn’t grow enough hay to feed the 350 head of cattle on their organic beef farm. “Normally we grow enough,” he said, noting that wasn’t the case this year—there isn’t enough hay to get the herd through the winter months.
While I have been a proud member of the Mennonite Brethren (MB) family since 1984, I no longer count the number of times I have heard colleagues, friends, and various leaders confidently state that biblical inerrancy is “not our thing.”