Stories & VMC News

Ron Seabrooke, with the Lord

What a shock it was for us to hear that Ron Seabrooke, pastor Wallenstein Bible Chapel had passed away on Saturday October 5th 2019. He has been a great friend and partner in  the Gospel with us at VMC. In August, Ron and Doug Loveday ministered together in Kenya. In September Ron and Gord Martin shared in the retreat of the Spirit of truth church and in the great baptism celebration they had on that weekend. Ron was also in the process of consulting with a number of churches. We have lost a dear friend and partner.

A memorial service will be held at the Wallenstein Bible Chapel this coming Saturday, October the 12th

Ron is with the Lord, rejoicing in the fulfillment of his lifelong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. He is now able to see what we believe by faith. ‘I turned round to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man”, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash round his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.’ Revelation 1:12-16

Our Time in Rwanda

By Gord, July 21, 2017

Good evening to all of you! Our time in Rwanda went very well. A few people remembered a Canadian missionary from Hamilton, Ontario named Margaret Petrie. 32 years ago, she left a Canadian flag behind. It was used as part of the decor for the conference. It turns out that Heather met her numerous times. It’s a small world! The conference participants…

A Wonderful 24 Hours

By Gord, July 17, 2017

Friends, This morning, we visited the Shelter of Hope school. They facilitate 157 children—from “nursery” to grade four—in a very small space. The school is made up of beautiful, well-behaved kids. Our team had an excellent, last, three hour meeting tonight with the VMK board. We left each other with unity and high hopes. Once again, thank you for all of…

Last Day of the Conference

By Gord, July 15, 2017

Friends, Yesterday was the last day of our Nairobi conference. Here are a few reflections about our last moments together: In yesterday’s morning session, each region was invited to perform a song and dance for the whole group. Their songs and their dances were fantastic! One group just clapped in unity with such intensity and vigour that it made you…

Prayer, Gatherings, and Hospitality

By Gord, July 14, 2017

Good afternoon!  We have had a couple of fantastic days here in Nairobi. We now have 150+ people here for training. Here are a few other updates: After I finished speaking on Wednesday morning, there was a spontaneous time of prayer. Everyone prayed out loud and at the same time. It was a very powerful moment. The daily meetings with the board have…

The Conference Continues

By Gord, July 12, 2017

Good evening from Kenya, everyone! Just a few days have passed, but so much has happened. Will the Monday group of pastors be a group of 4? A group of 10-20? Will it be for 2 or 3 hours? It was a difficult gathering to prepare for! We had at least 25 from about 10 am till about 4:00 pm with…

Back in Kenya

By Gord, July 11, 2017

Friends, We’ve only been here a short while, and there is already lots to share! We arrived safe and sound though our checked-in luggage got lost along the way. We are thankful that it arrived yesterday! On Saturday afternoon, we visited a prayer retreat centre in a remote area about an hour south of Nairobi. The extended family who started and…

Reflections On Our Time in Kenya

By Gord, August 26, 2016

We are all home safe and sound! I want to say a special thank you to those of you who prayed for us. Here is a little summary of all that we are thankful for: We came home–healthy! We enjoyed safety–not something one can take for granted. We thoroughly enjoyed having Jean-Paul Tingityabo–of Uganda–on our team. The teaching team did very well. We…

VMC Trip to Kenya (Update #5)

By Gord, August 22, 2016

Good evening, friends! The last two days have been jam-packed with good things. Here are a few hi-lights: Yesterday, we visited 5 VMK churches. Some of these churches are quite large while others are pretty small and humble. One of the interesting visits was to Ishmael’s home village. Their church is located on 4-5 acres of land and can hold…

VMC Trip to Kenya (Update #4)

By Gord, August 20, 2016

Good afternoon! If I told you all that has happened since my last update, this would be an incredibly long blog post. Here are a few glimpses: Our audience has been full of energy and faith! Our “Power of Team” theme has been rooted in Ecclesiastes 4:12. We chose this theme because we knew that many of the conference attendees struggle…