Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Deputation

 Sunday Morning at First Baptist Church, Charlottetown

Over the past month, we have appreciated our time connecting with friends and supporting churches who are faithfully partnering with us, and Canadian Baptist Ministries, in our international work of Integral Mission. Here are a few snap shots from our visits over the past few days on Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

Aaron with Margret Munro and Pastor Rev. David DuBois 
on Missions Sunday at FBC, Charlottetown

 Erica sharing with Cathy Calbeck,
and Ron & Cathy Atkinson

 Uncle Sterling Gunn checking out the beautiful creations 
of the Noor and Peace Self Help Groups

 Erica with Joyce Rhead the creator of the Smile Dress campaign

 Aaron with Pastor Don Krause at 
Summerside United Baptist Church

 We have been overwhelmed by the love and support of churches for the women’s empowerment ministry of Self Help Groups that Erica leads in Kenya. The solidarity necklaces and scarves that Erica has brought back with us to Canada are providing a solid income for vulnerable refugee families living in the urban ghetto of Eastleigh, Nairobi. Thank you!

Erica with ladies in Summerside 

 Back in Moncton for the annual 
Atlantic Baptist Women’s Convention

Speaking at First United Baptist Church, Moncton
New Brunswick

Last night, Aaron spoke to a packed room at First Baptist Moncton. It was so encouraging to meet many CBM alumni and faithful supporters of mission. We learned that many people in the church have been to East Africa or have close friends who have visited. We want to thank senior pastor Richard Jackson and the congregation at First for their support. It is fantastic to know that churches like First Moncton at deeply involved in Integral Mission within their own community as they reach out to their neighbours through ministries like New Life Mission -- May the Lord bless this community through you!

Celebrating Grammie

Throughout the British Common Wealth, 2012 marks the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s Medal was marked in 2012 as part of Canada’s celebration to honour people who have made a contribution to their community.

Grammie received her medal on Monday from Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis and Provincial Premier Robert Ghizz. She was one of 22 Islanders who were honoured at the ceremony including past provincial premiers, the chief justice, and the living past presidents of the Federated Women’s Institute of PEI.


 Grampy & Grammie

Celebrating at the Lieutenant  Governor’s Residence 
with Mom, Dad, Autumn and Corey

Meeting the other awardees 

Erica with our dear friend Glenn Younker

Happy 13th Birthday Tristan!

H A P P Y     B I R T H D A Y    TK!

On May 29th, Tristan celebrated becoming a teenager with friends and family in Canada. He had lots of cake and fun on PEI as we gathered at the Brackley Commons Community Centre.

 Tristan with his grand auntie Joan and 
many of his Island Cousins and family!

Of course there was cake... 

... lots of cake!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

PEI Fun!


Lobster feast at Grampy & Grammie Kennys

Ava making a new friend at the 
Great Canadian Soap Company, Brackley

Tristan and Grammie checking out 
the goat milk soap shop

Aaron & Erica at the Covehead Wharf

Erica picking out her lobster

Autumn and Emerson

Fresh Lobster!

Grampy and Ava enjoying the bubbles at the
end of a big day

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Uncle Corey

Our kids visiting with Uncle Corey
at his work at Prince Edward Island’s 
most popular radio station 
Ocean 100.3 and Hot 105.5

Aaron & Corey

Corey showing us around the studio 
on University Avenue, Charlottetown

Emma on the microphone at Ocean 100.3!

Atlantic Baptist Women

Erica and Jane Weiler at Crandall University

This weekend, we had the pleasure of participating in the Atlantic Baptist Women’s Convention in Moncton, New Brunswick. This year’s theme is "Living Tree-Mendously”. Throughout the conference, we had a lot of fun connecting with old and new friends. Among them was Jane Weiler, who has been a faithful follower of our blog since we began it six years ago, and without a doubt she wins the award of being our most regular commenter. Thank you so much for your encouragement! 

Lisa Lohnes, Erica and Linda Naves
after the Friday evening session

We also appreciate all the help and support of Linda Naves, who serves with Canadian Baptist Ministries here in Atlantic Canada. Linda, Ann Drost and Barb Keys have been working behind the scenes on our behalf in organizing and facilitating home assignment.

Friday evening rehearsal

Friday, May 25, 2012

Great Grammie & Grampy Kenny

Our children with their great grandparents, Joseph and Ruth Kenny,
at their home on the Burns’ Road, near Morrel.

Grampy and Great Grampy deep in conservation at the kitchen table

Indian Bridge, PEI

 Grampy at one of his favourite fly fishing spots:
Indian Bridge, Morell River,
Prince Edward Island

Ava checking out the worms

 Beautiful Spring Day on the island

 Daddy and Ava at the bridge 

Everyone trying their luck!

 Daddy trying out Grampy’s new fly rod

Fun on the banks of the Morell River