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 12thhttps://dreisingerfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1420/Ronald-Seabrooke/obituary.html#tribute-start

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

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 operate it are a very peaceful and persistent group. We were very impressed with them. As the elder of our group, they presented me with a decorated Maasai stick–one more thing for our collection, Heather!
  • On Sunday, each of us preached in a different church. I spoke at Word of Grace Church; it’s a new, lively, and youthful congregation of about 60 people. While they only started 16 months ago, they already have their own land, a temporary and modest building. They had a fund raiser today which included a 2 hour “dance off”. I don’t even know how to begin to tell you what it was like, but they certainly were having fun while they gave their resources to pay off the remaining debt on their land. Perhaps an idea for some of you church leaders?
  • Our team got the chance to meet with ten churches from the VMK network. It was an encouraging time together.
  • The conference kicked off last night. We are thrilled to have so many leaders in the same room!
  • Ishmael Ochieng–the director of Vision Ministries Kenya–has not been feeling well for about two weeks. This evening he went to the hospital and started taking some medication. Please pray for good health for him tomorrow.

I will be sure to keep you updated throughout our time here. We are certainly thankful for your prayers.

– Gord