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

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 around 300 people. They have a school that can facilitate 250 people, an empowerment centre and a cow project for women, and a guest house for visiting medical or missions teams. Interestingly enough, the elders of the church are the ones who teach in the school. At this point, the church is planning on building four permanent classrooms. Here’s what I know: Ishmael is a man of great vision who gets things done; I trust that these dreams will come to fruition.
  • We had lunch on the shores of Lake Victoria. It’s hard to imagine a better place to eat a delicious lunch.

Lunch Pic

  • On Sunday, we celebrated the new church building in Mumbo. The festivities started at 9:30 am and ended in between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. Following this celebratory occasion, we ate together. Time flies when you are with fantastic people.

Party Pic

  • The praise team led us well and, of course, people sang and worshipped.
  • Aimie gave her testimony and both Michael and Doug preached. There were introductions and speeches, a ribbon cutting, a prayer of dedication (which I led), and plenty of cake. When we cut the ribbon, we let off a firecracker that shot out confetti! Below is a picture of the building.

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  • Our friends here truly appreciate the generosity of the Canadian churches that funded this building project. They are planning to start a training centre and a school in this church. Their hope is that it will become a hub for other churches in the area.

I hope to send one more update after I get home on Tuesday. Thank you for praying for us!

Blessings,
Gord