We first met at Caronport High School in Saskatchewan but our life together began later at Briercrest Bible College. We were married on August 8, 1998. We took turns completing our educations. Angela graduated with BAs in Counseling and Youth Ministry. Chris graduated with an AA in Music and a BA in Worship Ministry.
We then found ourselves in Summerland, BC where Chris began serving Summerland Alliance Church as Pastor for Worship and Youth Ministry. We had discovered during our studies in college and simultaneous service as part-time worship ministers at East Side Church of God in Swift Current, SK that we loved to work and do ministry together. It was during our 6 years serving SAC that we grew into our roles and in our ministering partnership. Our family has grown twice – Mackenzie Christopher born June 10, 2004 and Lukas Glen born June 5, 2006. Together with our two boys, we served our church family, sharing our music gifts and love of people with our church body and community, and leading a small ministry team to serve in Guatemala in 2008.
Now God has moved our family towards international ministry in Latin America with the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada. Our life experiences, gifts, skills gained, and desire to serve God as awhole family have brought us to a place where we are willing to serve God anywhere and in any way He calls us. For now and the future, God desires for us to learn Spanish in Costa Rica for one full year beginning August 2010 and then serve Him in Caracas, Venezuela. We have yet to discover what all the details will look like but we are choosing to be obedient in going, trusting Him to continue leading us.
As you support us, please pray that the Truth of God will be always on our minds and hearts. Pray for boldness as we live and speak the Gospel of Christ and most of all, that God’s glory would be our ultimate goal and prize.
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:14-21)
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