A Legacy of Trust
Adrienne & Jeremy Penner - serving with MB Mission
This past August, Dr. Lorne Penner, passed away following a stroke. Throughout his life he not only delivered over 1,000 babies, but also brought the gospel to many, and joy and laughter to all. One of the greatest things left behind by my Grandpa was his legacy of trust - a trust so powerful that it has affected every member of his family, down to the 3rd generation. I find it amazing that the seeds my grandpa planted in his own life, and in the lives of his children have so radically changed who we are as a family. I feel as though the call that God has on our lives is a continuation of the call that was first placed on my grandpa's shoulders all those years ago; he carried that call through his entire life, never turning to the right or the left. His trust in God was absolute, and I pray that someday I might be able to look back at a life lived in service to God with half so much vigour, enthusiasm, and joy! One thing I do know, is that when he arrived at the gates of heaven and stepped into the presence of Christ, he did it while singing, and that Jesus greeted him like an old friend. This legacy of trust has been passed down to me!
We don't know what the future holds - possibly danger, busyness, triumphs and pain... but we do know that through it all Christ is our rock and our fortress. He has been faithful this far, and He will be faithful through all the years of our life, until our time is done and we pass this legacy on to our children and grandchildren.
It's amazing to think that the God of the universe, the one who created the heavens, is the one who is calling us onto the mission field! He is the one who has prepared us, encourages us along the way, and will sustain us as we go! And the incredible thing is that this same God has a call on every one of us! Christ has called us as his bride to be the church - to rise up in our world and be His hands and feet! We may be obeying that call on the other side of the world, but it is quite possible that your call is in your own backyard! Trust God that He has prepared you for it, and that He walks with you! Ask Him today what service, big or small, you can do. After all, He is worthy of our love, our faith, and our trust.
As we are trusting God with our fundraising, we invite you to get the word out! Amazing things happen from random conversations, and so if you know of anyone who would love to get our newsletter, or a prayer card, or a visit from us, let us know! God can do more than we could ever ask or imagine, and we are trusting Him to do just that!
What's Happening in Thailand and Burma?
Our hearts are full of stories transformation, and unfortunately we can't share them all here, so fire us an email, a text, a phone call, or grab us for coffee because this stuff is just too good to not share! And we'd love to hear how God is at work in your lives! How have you seen the transforming power of the gospel at work in the last couple months?
- Pray for the Burmese churches in Thailand and Myanmar!
- Pray for the Burmese leaders and interns as they continue to share the gospel.
- Pray for us as we serve in the Steinbach MB church!
- Pray that we would be filled with the Holy Spirit and continue to trust in God!
- Pray that God would continue to supply prayer partners and monthly financial support
- Pray for the economy of Canada!
We have a new mailing address!
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La Broquerie West