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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

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.

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  • The teaching team did very well. We experienced a deep sense of unity and saw a great responsive from those who took in the teaching and training.
  • We were all deeply impacted by the faith, vigor, and vision of our African brothers and sisters. Simply astonishing. Our own levels of faith and vision paled in comparison!
  • We have hope that a strong partnership is forming with a particular church in Kenya– a possibility that could make our ministry there more sustainable over the long run
  • The building that we built is in a rural area with a large population around it. VMK views this as a strategic location that will be important for years to come. A building is a BIG DEAL IN KENYA! What we take for granted in terms of facilities is viewed very differently there.

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(The kitchen volunteers who helped out at the building celebration)

  • We have already begun to consider who might go to Kenya next year. We are hoping to recruit our team over the next two months. Would you pray for us as we seek to select a new team? It’s so easy to get back into the swing of things here and lose our sense of urgency about accomplishing what has already been started.

Thank you for all your support and prayers!

– Gord Martin