We feature one of our amazing mission partners at KGF, Freedom's Door, in this ministry update that tells the story of God's work among men finding freedom from addiction.
Pastor Mike interviews Executive Director Lynton Shardelow, Board Chair Helmut Hubert, and Mitch, one of the 50 men currently in the program. We celebrated Mitch's baptism on Valentine's Day, Sunday February 14th.
Remember that great TV Show "Extreme Home Makeover" where a team of renovation experts descended on a house and transformed it in a week? Well we want to do exactly that with one of our key missions partners, "Freedom's Door". Our focus will be the 13 washrooms in the 5 homes that service 50 men, 6 staff and numerous volunteers. We want to raise the "dollars" and the "doers" to make this happen.
Remember that great TV Show "Extreme Home Makeover" where a team of renovation experts descended on a house and transformed it in a week? Well we want to do exactly that with one of our key missions partners, "Freedom's Door". Our focus will be the 13 washrooms in the 5 homes that service 50 men, 6 staff and numerous volunteers. We want to raise the "dollars" and the "doers" to make this happen. Interested?
More in this 2 minute video.
"It is so fun being part of a church that lives love in action".
Pastor Mike takes 3 minutes to update you on our 7 member, 4 generation Refugee Family that will be here by the end of February. In one sentence, thanks for being awesome!
Stay tuned to our Facebook & webpage, kgfchurch.com for more tangible ways that you can help.
There are 89 chapters in Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. And 30 of them deal with just one week, Jesus' Passion week, beginning with Palm Sunday, moving through the crucifixion of Good Friday, and concluding with the glorious resurrection of Easter Sunday. Amazing that one-third of all the material we have of Jesus deals with this one week. It's so significant that we at KGF are spending 7 weeks on these 7 days in a brand new series entitled "1 Week That Changed the World." Join us starting Sunday February 14th (how appropriate, starting with a day dedicated to love!) 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, and live online www.kgfchurch.com
Here's a 2 1/2 minute lookahead with Pastor Mike.
We love the privilege of standing alongside parents as they dedicate their children to God. Here, Pastor Mike and Children's Ministry Director celebrate with Kyle & Juanita Ward and pray for their third son, Lochlan.
We took our video team to the HUB after 'Deeper in Finances' to ask people "What does it mean to live generously?" Love their responses in this 2 minute video. Join us Sundays, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, and live online, www.kgfchurch.com as we unpack the important connection between Faith & Finances.
Pastor Mike spends a few minutes with Daniel Lichty from the Mennonite Foundation of Canada. Together they talk about the importance of planning ahead so that we can honor God with the finances He has entrusted us not only now but when we are gone. You can reach Daniel via email,
Our worship team shared this beautiful song with powerful lyrics on Sunday January 17, 2016 and we wanted to share it again with you. Grateful for Connor Murdock on Piano, Anthony Tisher on Acoustic Guitar, Erik Fintelman on Electric Guitar, Kendall Priebe on Bass, and Rhys Albrecht on Drums.
"I lean not on my own understanding
My life is in the hands of the Maker of heaven
I give it all to You God
trusting that you'll make something beautiful out of me
There's nothing I hold on to
There's nothing I hold on to
I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open
I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open"
Nothing I Hold On To by Will Reagan and United Pursuit, unitedpursuit.com/
Ian Sharp and Daryl Klassen share the why behind a missions trip to India with 14 high school students leaving January 22nd. Find out how we can pray for their trip and the impact that will come out of it for all involved. More in this video. Full article from Ian Sharp here:
Thank you KGF Church family for your support and prayers for our recent Christmas trip to Roatan, Honduras. Our third time to the island was special and one of our best so far.
Our video starts off with the 'gift' our friend, Christena, gave to us. Christena is 23 years old (met her 3 years ago), a single Mom with a son, David, who is almost 4 now. She lives with her family of 3 adults, 1 sometimes 2 teenagers, 4 children in a 20' by 20' wood house on stilts with no electricity.
She wrote down her thoughts and reflections about Christmas after a rough couple of years and wanted to share them with us. She lost her oldest brother to a motorcycle accident this year. All of the funds she makes at the Made In Roatan shop go to help her family except for a small amount that goes into savings and her son's future education. She is a light in her community and her joy so evident. We have just learned she has decided to be baptized and wants it to be on the date of her oldest brothers death so she can have a 'good memory' on that day. She also just opened a new savings account this week after meeting another 23 year old in the shop that is helping refugees and she encouraged Christena to do her own future 'mission'. Bob says of Christena, "She is one of the most soft-hearted and caring Island girls I know". We agree!
The Kent Family (Mark & Julie, Abigail, Parker & Naomi)