“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.." 2 Chronicle 7:14 NIV
Updates from the Executive Director!
July Update from Rhonda Kelman
Save the Date and stay tuned for more information about our Fundraiser on Sept. 18!
We are thankful that we have now entered phase 3 of the province of BC recovery plan from the pandemic. The recent restriction change allows us to be able to go into some of the communities this summer. It is a big change in plans and is requiring a lot of adjustments and logistics for these trips to come into place. We have been blessed to be able to form a staff team to travel into Ehattesaht, Kyuquot and Klemtu since it is such short notice. There is much to consider as we enter the communities after almost 2 years of not being there in person. Please continue to pray for us as we navigate the summer and see how we can share God's love through Kid's Club and activities while we are in the communities.
We welcome our other two Summer Staff, Elianna and Brittany! Elianna, arrived mid-June and was able to quarantine in the house we rented in Campbell River. She is finally out of quarantine and has volunteered some of her time with us until her position started on June 28th. Our other summer student, Brittany, came to deliver kits to the North Island on June 25th with our BCMBS summer crew and is staying at the house with Elianna and Rhonda.You can learn more about the summer staff below.
We just saw the end of our spring Virtual Sunday School and have started our Online Kid's Club on the Fruits of the Spirit. We pray and hope that it brings joy and encouragement to all those who are watching the lessons.
The last week of June, the 6 of us delivered over 300 Kid's Club kits to children in 8 different communities! It was a lot of traveling all over the Island to the various drop off points and there was also some fun exploring for the team as we marveled at the beauty of God's creation!
Our summer staff is finishing the filming and editing of the Kid's club videos. Please pray that God's peace and guidance be with our staff as we balance between filming, editing and getting ready to go into the communities. We are also hoping to start to organize kits for our Virtual Sunday School to continue in the Fall.
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From left to right: Brittany Hosmer, Elianna Rose, Isaac Johnson, Braeden Anderson
Summer Staff Bios:
Brittany Hosmer: Hello, my name is Brittany, and I was born in Langley, B.C. and have lived there my whole life. I grew up with my Mom, Dad, and 3 siblings. I graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley last year with a diploma in Library and Information Technology. I currently work at Maple Ridge Christian School part-time as a Library Technician. Some of my hobbies include reading, yoga, playing the ukulele, going for walks (especially with the family dog, Sophie), and spending time with family and friends. I wanted to work for the BCMBS because I wanted to work somewhere where I felt I was making an impact in people's lives. Through working with the BCMBS, I feel I am making a difference by sharing the love of Jesus with everyone.
Elianna Rose: Hi, my name is Elianna Rose. I currently live in Winnipeg MB, and I am going to the University of Manitoba. I have 7 younger siblings, 5 boys and 2 girls plus myself. My family is living in Harrold Texas USA since last November. I love reading books in my spare time and I also enjoy riding horses and working with animals. I wanted to come work with the BCMBS so I could work with people and share God's love!
Hi, My name is Isaac Johnson, I’m 19 and from Toronto, Ontario. My home church is Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Toronto, Ontario. Currently, I am attending St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario for their Music Theatre Performance Program. Some of the activities I enjoy doing for fun are swimming, singing and cooking. I applied for the BCMBS because I wanted to make a difference. I believe that it’s our duty as Christians to share God’s love. I believe that the BCMBS accomplishes that goal by interacting with the communities and providing services to them.
Braeden Anderson: My name is Braeden Anderson. I am going into my first full time year as a student at North Island College. I am hoping to complete a Marketing/Accounting degree before continuing to Seminary studies. My hobbies include reading, writing music, and running. I joined the mission boat to be of service to the communities we work with and to show Christ’s love through my actions. I am also using my time with the BCMBS to better myself as a leader in service to the church. I hope to continue my time with them so that I can continue sharing the Gospel with remote communities here in BC.
The BCMBS Staff Delivering over 300 kits to 8 First Nations communities and additional families in Port Hardy, Campbell River, Nanaimo and Vancouver.