Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Catch up - 4 a little moose hunting

Well, one more catchup over the last number of weeks.

After the church plant meeting in Williams Lake a couple of men and one teen came up for a hunting trip.

Just as the sun was raising, as I was getting ready to read some Bible. When I heard some slopping around in the swamp below.

There was a nice spike-fork bull moose there feeding the morning light. After watching for a while I able to introduce Randy with this young bull.

After one shot and the moose was down on the other side of the swamp.

Dave made it easy packing in out on his quad. There was about 290 lbs of hanging meat.

Three of the four happy hunters.

Catch up - 3 New Church in Northern BC

On Monday evening September 14, I was able to attend the first opening services of Lake City Baptist Church in Williams Lake, BC. An answer to prayer as we have prayed for years that an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church would be established in Williams Lake.

Praise The LORD.

Pastors traveled from all over the Province of British Columbia to attend these meetings.

Lake City Baptist Church is a mission work out of Peoples Baptist Church of Kelowna, BC

Pray for Pastor Rick and Bev Lendvoy.

Catch up - 2 From pews to chairs

Our red pews have traveled from a Baptist Church in Indiana to Castlgar, BC to Prince George, BC. Now they have made their way to Lake City Baptist Church in Williams Lake, BC

Men loading pews into a truck for their move to Williams Lake.

Red pews new home at Lake City Baptist.

On Monday September 14 I made my way down to Everett, Washington to pick up our padded chairs.

On Thursday morning we unloaded the chairs at SBC.

After our ladies did some steam cleaning of our new (used) padded chairs we are ready for Church.

Catch up - 1. Round Up Sunday

I have been sick now for a week, but I am going to catch up on a number of things happening in our lives and ministry of Spruceland Baptist Church.

So bear with me~

September 13, our annual Round-Up Sunday and Chilli cook-off.

Pastor Rick Lendvoy from Lake City Baptist Church in Williams Lake preached for us this morning. Bro. Rick was raised in the Caribou on a ranch, a real cowboy preachers.

Ladies trio

Many dressed western

Judging the Chilli

First Prize went to Ruth Caldwell.

(my chilli didn't make the top three)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Missionary to Trinidad & Tobago

Our special guest at Spruceland Baptist Church on Sunday is Missionary Coco Chan, missionary to Trinidad & Tobago.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Netanyahu commends Canada and others ...

"The man who called the Holocaust a lie spoke at this podium. To those who refused to come and to those who left in protest, I commend you. You stood up for moral clarity and you brought honor to your countries. But to those who gave this Holocaust denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people, the Jewish people, and decent people everywhere -- have you no shame? Have you no decency?"

I thank the Lord for the right decisions that Prime Minister Harper makes on behalf of Canada.

Continue to pray for Canada.

Bro. Jeff

Friday, September 18, 2009

More Bear Attacks

Grizzly injures man

Written by Mark Nielsen
Citizen staff
Friday, 18 September 2009

Any thought Sam Chingee Jr. may have had that bears have trouble running downhill was erased Wednesday during an encounter with a mother grizzly.
"That's a total lie," Chingee said with plenty of feeling the day after the encounter.

The member of the McLeod Lake Indian Band was out with a colleague, Johnny Solonas, locating a back trail from McLeod Lake to Fort St. James when they heard a "woof, woof, woof" while going through some thick brush.

They retreated to a clearing on top of a bench where there was no brush between the mother, Chingee and Solonas, and her two cubs. The mother treed her cubs and then attended to the two humans.

Chingee, 50, knew better, but he couldn't help himself - he bolted.
"She came towards us and I didn't know what to do," Chingee, said. "I basically took my chance running down a slope, which was probably a 60 or 70 per cent slope with some trees on it.
"I took three, four steps away from her, angled away from her, and she came after me, probably because I ran, which wasn't the thing to do, but I figured it'd be different on a slope."

Chingee took refuge behind a tree and the grizzly stopped briefly about 30 metres away.
"I figured it was all right so I started moving again," he said.
He continued his retreat down the hill but she went after him again. Chingee's next move was to stop and shout.

"Her momentum kind of took her towards me and I just kind of stood there and she nipped at my leg," he said.

The result was three or four puncture wounds, but that was the extent of the Chingee's injuries as she turned around to retrieve her cubs and keep an eye on Solonas. Chingee, meanwhile, grabbed a stick and continued shouting.

Once the mother and cubs had left, Chingee wrapped some flagging tape around his leg to stem the bleeding and it took them about a half hour to walk the two to three kilometres back to their truck. He went to the doctor to get stitches and is now recuperating.

"The only time I left my gun behind and look what happens," Chingee commented, adding he had left his bear spray behind in the process of rearranging his pack.

More attacks from satan. Why ? Satan know he has but a short time, for the coming of the LORD is SOON.

UN to Unsurp Parental Control

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Alpha on Tap

The drinks are on the church tonight
Return to digital BC Christian News

"CHRISTIANS" are being driven to drink – but for all the right reasons, and only in moderation. Several initiatives are bringing believers and non-Christians together, outside the church.

Alpha on Tap

Alpha Canada is trying a new approach to its popular course, sponsoring an evening of gospel-centred discussion at a pub.

“We see this as an opportunity to impact the community,” said Shaila Visser, international director of Alpha in the Workplace. Non-Christians, she added, “can come to a comfortable environment and ask questions – people who otherwise might put up barriers to attending a church event.”

Asked about potential controversy over combining evangelism and alcohol, Visser said: “We want to bring Christianity into the secular world. A pub is a place where many people typically go after work. We go where the people are. There will be alternative drinks, other than alcohol.”

Alpha on Tap is scheduled September 9, 5:30 – 7pm, at Doolins’ Irish Pub in downtown Vancouver.

Right reason to drink, ha!


This is the same "Alpha course" put on by a number of churches here in Prince George.
Bro. Jeff

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bits and Pieces…

We are willing to sell our houses and all properties we have in exchange for God's Word. (Chinese Christian)

^Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it contradicts them!

^The three greatest needs of every man: to be dead in Christ, to be dead to sin, and to be dead
to what other people think.

^To believe that Christ will return - that is faith.
^To expect to meet Him - that is hope.
^To invite another to meet Him - that is love.

^When alone we have to watch our thoughts ; when in family, our tempers; when in society, our tongues.

^The tongue weighs practically nothing, But so few people can hold it.

^A sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil.

The Love of God
1. It was an unspeakable Love that thought it.
2. It was an unspeakable life that bought it.
3. It was an unspeakable death that wrought it.
4. It was an unspeakable joy that taught it. (2 Cor. 9:15).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mis-led fills our world

Bible-Toting Hijacker: 'Christ Is Coming Soon'

Acted on 'revelation,' with 'Father, Son and Holy Ghost' riding shotgun

(Newser Summary) – The Bolivian man who commandeered a Mexican airliner today told authorities he was acting after a divine revelation, the AP reports, under the premise that today’s date—9/9/09—is the satanic number 666 upside down. Jose Flores, 44, told airline attendants that he and three others were taking control; his companions, police later learned, were “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.”

Flores spoke briefly with reporters after he was detained, saying he’d taken over the plane with “juice can with some little lights I attached.” He added, “Christ is coming soon.”

W. McCahill
Source: Associated Press

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Bolivian Jose Flores gestures while being shown to the press at Mexico City's airport today. (AP Photo)
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Jose Flores, 44, speaks to the press after his arrest at Mexico City's airport today. (AP Photo)
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Jose Flores, 44, of Bolivia, gestures as he is shown to the press after his arrest at Mexico City's airport today. (AP Photo)
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The Ten Most Wanted Men

The FBI periodically issues a list of the ten most wanted men. These men are criminals and a menace to society. We also have a list of the ten most wanted men for the work of the Lord. Here they are:

1. The man who puts God's business above any other business.

2. The man who brings his children to church rather than sending them.

3. The man who is willing to be the right example to every boy he meets.

4. The man who thinks more of His Sunday school class than his Sunday sleep.

5. The man who measures his giving by what he has left, rather than the amount he gives.

6.The man who goes to church for Christ's sake rather than for himself or for someone else.

7. The man who has a willing mind rather than a brilliant mind.

8. The man who has a passion to help rather than a passion to be helped.

9. The man who can see his own faults before he sees the faults of others.

10. The man who is more concerned about winning others for Christ than he is about winning worldly honor.
{ Copied from The Maranatha Baptist Watchman}

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Man Survived a Grizzly Bear Attack


(BCTV) ** - A man who survived a grizzly bear attack has been upgraded from critical to serious condition in Royal Columbian hospital in New Westminster. Max Tylee is recovering from surgery for head injuries. The 70-year-old veteran hunter was near MacKenzie when he and his wife encountered the bear on Sunday afternoon. The mauling took place on the Phillips Forest Service road near the McLeod Lake Reserve.

The bear attacked Max, biting and clawing at his head. His wife, Josie tried to draw the bear away from her husband. But it charged her, so she ran for their truck, and drove to the McLeod Lake Reserve to get help. Ninety minutes later help arrived.

Conservation officers searched the area but couldn't find the bear. They've now called off the search, saying the bear likely acted in self-defence. Apparently, there are lots of berries in the area, so the bear may have been feeding at the time, and was startled by the hunter.

Max made just one mistake and it almost cost him his life. Other reports mention that Max left this hunting rife in his truck. Max had only walked about 150 yards or so into the bush from his truck, but that was where his gun sat. Entering into the bush with out his weapon was a very simple mistake for a veteran hunter.

How many times have we as veteran Pastors or season Saints entered into the world without our weapons of warfare. God has give us some of the most powerful weapons ever - Prayer and His Holy Word. Ephesians 6:17 ... and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

** This event happened September 3, 2000

Bro. Jeff

Monday, September 7, 2009

Abbotsford Murder Capital of Canada

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Meet the new murder capital of Canada.

Holstein cows dot green fields and the scent of manure tickles your nostrils on the outskirts of Abbotsford-Mission.

There's a colourful advertisement for children's rugby teams and a sign on the local Christian Centre telling visitors "Jesus is Lord Over Abbotsford."

But thanks to a growing suburban gang problem that led to four deaths here last year, the farming community in British Columbia's Fraser Valley now has the dubious national title.

It's a moniker that Winnipeg had held since the 1990s.

While gangs are a hot topic in B.C. and Manitoba, they have a different spin in Abbotsford: They're a suburban phenomenon, with young teens from well-off middle-class families among their membership.

Police say fighting among these emerging gangs means Abbotsford-Mission now has the highest per capita murder rate, 4.7 homicides per 100,000 people.

Winnipeg now has the second-highest ranking in Canada, 4.1 murders per 100,000.

The Canadian average is 1.8.

Abbotsford Police Department spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald said there's tough competition in the community over the drug trade that feeds B.C.'s Lower Mainland and Vancouver area.

He points to Abbotsford's proximity to the U.S. border, about three kilometres away, and cheap real estate versus Vancouver's high prices.

Abbotsford-Mission is the "suburban hub" for drug trafficking, said MacDonald.

"We're not going to put our heads in the sand and say we don't have a problem," he said.

About 135,000 people live in the city of Abbotsford.

Eleven murders last year in Abbotsford and the municipality called Mission, north of Abbotsford, pack a wallop, he said.

What gets most of the headlines? The gang-related disputes between three local upstarts: the United Nations gang, the Red Scorpions and their associates, the Bacon Brothers.

MacDonald said suburban gangs are on the increase in much of B.C.'s Lower Mainland.

Abbotsford is only one of a number of cities in B.C. grappling with the issue.

"Someone was going to get the trophy," said MacDonald.

In the lobby of the gleaming Abbotsford Police Department, glossy colour brochures inform residents how to spot the green gold that drives the drug trade here: marijuana grow operations.

"The tentacles of that reach up into organized crime. Even though a lot of the leadership of those organized crime agencies have been arrested . . . the violence continues," said MacDonald.

"What we've seen is the rise of suburban gangs . . . these are not impoverished kids that they're recruiting, they're not completely disadvantaged kids that are being recruited. They're the middle class. Part of that feeds into the mass media, I think part of it, good, bad or otherwise, feeds into the family dynamic (of the youth)."

Many of the gang-related homicides that plague Winnipeg are confined to inner-city turf wars over the drug trade, not suburban middle-class kids duelling for drug profits.

Police said last year there were four murders in Abbotsford that were gang-related or likely linked to gang activity, and two that were related to domestic disputes.

Five more happened in Mission, which has a population of about 35,000 people. That included a targeted hit that killed two people.

MacDonald said some people being marked for death are not gang kingpins but drug dealers on the bottom rungs of the gang ladder.

This spring, pressure hit a boiling point after two local high school students were found shot to death on a mountain near the city after they were kidnapped at gunpoint April 30 from a park. Police said the deaths of 18-year-old Joseph Randay and 17-year old Dilsher Singh Gill last were likely connected to a drug war.

The city's mayor issued a public warning to youth involved in drug activity, even small-fry high school dealers, that they could be targeted.

MacDonald said some of the low-level dealers - who may be attracted to glorification around the gangster lifestyle in mass media - are so far removed from the top rungs of the gang they might not be aware they're treading on dangerous turf.

"Because they're so distant from the leadership and the hierarchy, they could be selling drugs for the U.N. gang and not know it, and think that they're actually selling for the Red Scorpions because they aren't close enough to the leadership to truly know," he said.

The lack of an entrenched hierarchy can create havoc, said MacDonald, if there's no gang leader to keep a clamp on "freelancing" members who strike out at rivals without clearance. Gangs are jockeying for "a lot of territory" in British Columbia's Lower Mainland.

"If you look at the Red Scorpions or you look at the U.N. gang, they're fighting over the suburbs, they're not fighting over the downtown core," he said, adding that area is controlled by more entrenched gangs.

"The suburban gangs, in the last 20 years, seem to be fighting on all of the fringes outside of the core."

Abbotsford's battle is obviously far from being over. There have been nine homicides this year and there are four months left to go.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Margin Notes - Oxford 5-9-09

The purpose of the Bible -
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. ~ Christ

Testament -
Covenant or an Agreement

Old Testament
contains 39 books, written - Moses about 1500 B.C. ~ Malachi about 400 B.C.

1 - 5 ~ Pentateuch "Law"

6 - 17 ~ Historical "Chosen People"

18 - 22 ~ Poetry " Encouragement, Comfort and Wisdom"

23 - 39 ~ Prophets

New Testament
contains 27 books,

1 - 4 ~ Gospels "Life of Christ"

5 ~ Historical "Acts of the Holy Spirit"

6 - 18 ~ Pauline Epistles

19 - 26 ~ General Epistle

27 ~ Prophetical

POP Warner - Football

East Texas pass time - Football
Grandson, Austin

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Christopher Columbus and the Faithfulness of God-

Those were days of hunger on the island of Jamaica, in the month of February, in the year 1504. Christopher Columbus and his men were dying of starvation. Their ship could sail no further so Columbus sent a canoe for help, but relief would not arrive before June. The Indians of the island had given them some food in the beginning, but they gave the explorers less and less as time went by. The men faced starvation as the weeks passed.

Then Columbus turned to an astronomy book he had with him, which listed the motions of the stars and planets. An eclipse of the moon was to occur on the 29th day of February. Columbus warned the Indians that the moon would be blotted out that night. They laughed, but when the eclipse began, they trembled with fear and respect and brought food to Columbus and his men. They survived and returned to Spain, having remade the map of the world.

Is was not merely a book of astronomy that saved the life of Christopher Columbus. It was God the Designer, who not only created the heavens, but also synchronized their motion. This was God, whose faithfulness had made the astronomy book possible by His precise guidance of the planets.

As Columbus relied on God’s faithfulness in regulating nature, so we can trust in God’s faithful revelation in the Bible. Christ said, And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
Christ was telling us that the Bible (which He called “the law”) is completely reliable. Is as dependable as the motion of the heaven He created.

Luke 16:17

From Darwin to Design p. 27,28

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Read Aloud w/ ZEAL


This is the greatest Book on earth.

Unparalleled it stands.

Its author - God. Its truth - divine.

Inspired in every word and line

Though written by human hands.

This is the volume of the cross.

Its saving truth is sure.

Its doctrine - pure. Its history - true.

Its gospel - old, but ever new

Shall evermore endure.

This is the solid Rock of truth

Which all attacks defy.

O'er every stormy blast of time

It towers with majesty sublime.

It lives and never dies.

Though the cover is worn

And pages are torn

And places bear traces of tears,

Yet more precious than gold

Is this Book worn and old

That can shatter and scatter my fears.

When I prayerfully look

In this Blessed old Book

Many pleasures and treasures I see.

There are promises of life

From the Father above

Who is nearest and dearest to me.

This Book is my Guide.

`Tis a Friend by my side.

It will lighten and brighten my way.

And each promise I find

Soothes and gladdens my mind

As I teach it and preach it each day.

To this Book I will cling,

Of its worth I will sing

Though great losses and crosses be mine

For I cannot despair

Though surrounded by care

While possessing this blessing divine.

I see my Lord in the Bible

Whenever I chance to look.

He's the Theme of the Bible,

The Center and Heart of the Book.

He's the Rose of Sharon,

The Lily - fair.

Whenever I open the Bible,

The Lord of the Bible is there.

He, in the Book's beginning,

Gave the earth its form.

He's the Ark of safety

To bear the brunt of the storm.

The burning Bush in the desert,

The Budding of Aaron's rod,

Whenever I open the Bible

I see the Son of God.

The Lamb upon Mount Moriah,

The Ladder from earth to sky,

The scarlet Cord in the window,

The Serpent lifted high.

The Smitten Rock in the desert

The Shepherd with staff and crook,

Whenever I open the Bible

I see my Lord in the Book.

He's the Seed of the woman,

The Saviour - virgin born.

He's the Son of David

Whom men rejected with scorn.

The Lord of eternal Glory

Whom John the apostle saw,

The Light of the celestial city,

The Lamb without spot or flaw,

The Bridegroom coming at midnight

For Whom His people look.

The face of my Lord I discover

Whenever I open the Book.

When childhood needs a leader

Or youth a beacon light,

And when sorrow cries for comfort

And weakness cries for might,

Bring forth the holy Bible.

The Bible, there it stands,

Resolving all of life's problems

And meeting its demands.

Though sophistry conceal it

The Bible - there it stands.

Though Pharisees profane it,

Its influence expands.

It fills our life with fragrance

And brightens all of days.

It lifts our eyes toward Heaven

And gives Him all the praise.

Heed the glad tidings,

The warnings and chidings

Found in this volume of Heavenly store

With faith that's prevailing,

And love that's unfailing,

Trust in its promises for life evermore.

Therefore, think of it carefully.

Study it prayerfully

Deep in thine heart let its oracles dwell.

Ponder its mystery,

Slight not its history.

None can e'er love it too fondly or well.

- Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What Are YOU Hiding??

Article from Pastor Dave Harness -

    What Are You Hiding?

“Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff” (Joshua 7:11).

When Achan, the infamous troubler of Israel, hid the accursed objects of gold, silver, and a Babylonish garment under his tent, God accused Him of stealing and dissembling. Achan took of the spoils of Jericho, which God had explicitly said were His alone; they were “consecrated unto the Lord” (Joshua 6:19). We all know what it means to steal – to take something that belongs to another without their permission – but what does it mean to dissemble?

Dissemble and its forms are found seven times in the Bible. Noah Webster tells us it means “to hide under a false appearance; to conceal the real fact; to disguise; to pretend that not to be, which really is; to be hypocritical”. Our English word dissemble comes from the Latin word dissimulo: dis=not and simulo=similar or alike. It means that the truth and what is purported to be the truth are not the same. Dissemble is not an archaic word, but rather a seldom used word. We are more familiar with assemble, which uses the same root word, meaning to bring together, make as one. By hiding the forbidden objects under his tent, Achan gave the appearance that he had done nothing wrong. The inside of Achan’s tent looked just like the inside of Joshua’s tent, but the truth was that in Achan’s tent there was sin. Dissembling is bearing false witness.

In the New Testament, Paul accuses Peter of dissimulation – of acting one way in front of Gentile believers and another way in front of Jewish believers. “And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?” (Galatians 2:13-14). Peter should have stood against these Jewish legalizers, rather than giving the impression that they were okay. In the same manner, carnal, hypocritical Christians are always trying to hide the truth about who they really are. In front of Christians at church, they act like they are godly; in front of the world they appear worldly, and not as a Christian. Do you dress and talk like a Christian on Sunday and then on Monday dress and talk like the world?

If for any reason we feel we need to hide our works or motives, then mark it down, we are probably doing evil. A Christian should never have to be secretive or dishonest. Matter of fact, we are to be open and honest about all our works. Jesus tells us, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Further we are told, “But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth [not hiding the truth] commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 4:2).

When revival comes to a person, they will begin to confess their sin and make things right with others. I ask you again, “What are you hiding?” If you are guilty of dissimulation, heed what the Scriptures say: “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).

Pastor David J. Harness

Victory Baptist Church


Bro. Jeff Hallmark