We have the special privilege to commission Jamie Roy in her new position as Children’s Ministries Pastor at KGF.
We welcome Jamie and her husband Dave and their two children, Jace & Jinny, to the KGF church family, and are excited for the incredible ministry opportunities that lie ahead for all of us, especially as it relates to our kids from birth to 12 years old.
Encourage you to lean into this important world, and get to know our amazing new children’s pastor!
You can reach her by email, email@example.com, or at the church office, 250-763-6553
What a joy it was to spend four days up at Gardom Lake BIble Camp speaking to 120 kids ages 7 - 10. For many, this was their first exposure to God's good news, and in the end, 53 of them indicated first time decisions for Christ! Wow. Here's Pastor Mike with a 4 minute update on all things Gardom Lake!
www.gardomlake.ca (some more camper spots are available this summer still)
One of the great things about the KGF Church Family is that it is truly multi-generational. We are taking time to affirm and bless those in our church who are 90 plus (which is amazing!) Thank you for your faithful walk over the years that is a testimony and a blessing to all of us!
You've never seen Gardom Lake from this angle! Make sure you don't miss what happens at the 2 minute mark. Check out this great update from Executive Director Rikk Kieft, from inside the exciting building addition. "Raise The Roof" Sunday is August 24th, 2014, and we'd love everyone to be a part! Full details here:
More online, www.gardomlake.ca
We love how God calls us to a life of generosity and impact, and then moves to surprise us with even more! Here Pastor Mike gives an exciting update on two cool developments that have happened since we launched our 2014 "Raise the Roof" Campaign for Gardom Lake Bible Camp.
Have you ever missed something because you chose not to step out from the crowd? In this message shared with the church family at Trinity Baptist in Kelowna July 13, 2014, Pastor Mike Penninga reminds us that good things happen when we are willing to take that step of faith and move beyond the crowd to touch Jesus.
43 kids made commitments to Christ at week 1 of Gardom Lake' 40th summer of ministry. Fantastic! Here, Pastor Mike reveals a new way of celebrating and praying for these kids, as well as an opportunity to partner with an exciting "Raise the Roof" Fundraising campaign. The goal? $40,000 on Big Give Sunday August 24th.
Video with Pastor Mike below, more details online here:
One of the most moving experiences we've had recently as a staff is joining the men of our partner ministry, "Freedom's Door" for their morning "Prayer & Proverbs". The power and honesty of these men, and the relevance of the Proverbs they were reading, left a lasting impression on all of us.
Here, Pastor Mike takes a few minutes with one of the key teachers / mentors, Lloyd McClelland, about the power of Prayer & Proverbs to transform lives!
More on their website, http://www.freedomsdoorkelowna.com/
Gardom Lake Bible Camp
“Raise the Roof” Campaign
Big Give Sunday – August 24, 2014
As many of you are aware, Gardom Lake Bible Camp broke ground in June for a much needed expansion project which will double the size of the current Lodge, allowing for a new kitchen and chapel. The expansion will mean Gardom Lake can feed as many as it can sleeps, 250, as well as be able to have everybody in one space for worship / teaching / large group gatherings.
Every summer, Gardom Lake welcomes 1,200 plus campers, many of them from a non-Christian background. And every summer, hundreds come to know Jesus and many more grow deeper in their walk with him. The ministry also welcomes guests throughout the year for various retreats and gatherings.
KGF supports Gardom Lake’s ministry as one of our six key missions partners. And this August, we are going to invite you to give generously so the camp can have the money needed to put the roof on this expansion. Our goal is an ambitious one, the largest campaign we have ever undertaken. But we believe the KGF family can do it if we pull together. For Gardom Lake’s 40th year, and for this important building project, we are looking to raise $40,000! That seems overwhelming, but the history of this church family seems to suggest otherwise.
But to do this, we really do need everyone to play their part. With 400 families represented at KGF, that’s $100 each. Of course many of you can do much more than that, and some of you are able to give less. But we invite you to give, as the Bible says, generously in proportion to your ability.
Example of how we could reach fundraising goal:
2 people - $2,500 = $5,000
10 people - $1,000 = $10,000
24 people - $500 = $12,000
80 people - $100 = $8,000
100 people - $50 = 5,000
Each week we will share God stories that are happening, as well as give updates on the building project. Would you prayerfully consider your part of this campaign?
Lots more to come! Stay tuned.
Pastor Mike Penninga
Pray – For the staff & campers, and for this building project
Go – Take some time this summer to drive up to the camp and have a tour
Give – Big Give Sunday August 24th