Category Archives: ministry

Pickle Lake

It has been two years since we were in Pickle Lake! This year we went back to join our friends the Rassmussens as they and their church family hosted gospel meetings to reach the community. Here are some pictures!

it’s a beautiful drive through Ontario

designing a banner to hang in the community hall

the faithful sandwich makers

Mr. Rassmussen

the Rassmussen ladies sang beautifully

Gary Quequish was the speaker

Over the course of the weekend, we were aware of two people who accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior! One of them does not live in Pickle Lake but was in town and came to the meeting that night. Praise God for the salvation of these souls! When people hear the gospel, you never know if a seed is being planted or watered, or if a harvest might happen!

The Rassmussens put so much of themselves into this weekend…they are such faithful servants. Pray for them as they minister in Pickle Lake.

and our time here almost wouldn’t be complete without a big game of Canadian bowling in Pickle Lake’s two-lane bowling alley

That wraps up our winter ministry travels. Now we are enjoying Minnesota spring…sunshine, warm temperatures, green leaves, and singing birds! So thankful for God’s goodness to us every day.

All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name. For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God. Psalm 86:9-10 NKJV

September Trip North

Not too long after getting home from our more southern excursion we loaded up to head north. It was a beautiful time in the season to drive to Thunder Bay, Ontario. NEFC (Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada) was hosting an outreach weekend of music and messages and it was exciting to have a chance to be a part of it! We knew many of the people involved and in some ways it was almost like a family reunion.

there were a number of music groups that played several times over the weekend

Daniel and Jonathan did a great job helping with the sound

along with singing some shared their testimonies

smiling faces at the book table

On Saturday evening there was a group of young people that came who probably had little to no church background. Most of them really seemed to be paying attention to the message being shared that night.

Gary Quequish preached several times

these two may have had too much fun together

we were grateful to be here

The gospel went out so many times over the weekend in Thunder Bay and through the radio. Pray for lasting fruit! God is the one who gives the increase.


Summer! It came quickly and is still upon us…and what a summer it has turned out to be!

So here is an update from June.

We were excited to go to a Native family camp in South Dakota and serve with Blue Baptist from Oklahoma again! Camp was full of singing, good Bible teaching, fellowship and fun.

getting ready to be baptized

and gathering to watch

The next week our home church in Illinois came and we did double VBS again this year…afternoons on the reservation and evenings helping a church in town.

grateful for a good week!

Update on July coming next!