Category Archives: Friends

New Years Activities

Here are some pictures of activities that we have done this season. We have been kept busy having an extended family gathering at our house, doing a bunch of outside activities and hosting a New years gathering with our friends from church.

 

Cross country skiing with some relatives.

 

The crokinole championship trophy!

For those of us that have never won:

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrew 13:5 

 

Creation Speaker and Creation Snacks!!

On Friday, Sept. 15th, we had Thomas Bailey, a speaker from Creation Ministries International come to our church. It was a very informative evening about how evolution is impossible. He also showed how the rest of the Bible is very tied to Genesis and that Jesus quoted from there.

Thomas Bailey speaking.

Mom arranged for people to bring Creation snacks (The Seven Days of Creation). Below are some pictures. Sorry, some are a bit blurry : ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone for some “Ocean Punch”?

Genesis 1:1- In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Fishing Trip!

On June 15, we went up to Big River for a Father-son fishing trip with our church. We caught many fish as a group but only kept a few.  The biggest fish caught was about 30 inches and the smallest was about 12 inches (that made it into the boat).

Jesse with a Walleye

Jesse with a Walleye.

 

Levi with a Northern Pike

Levi with a Northern Pike.

 

Most of the group.

Picture of part of the group after fishing (Only two of our family were there on the second day). We had a very good time there.

Matthew 13:47-50. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 

Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Winter Activities

This winter we have done a couple activities with family and friends. We have x-country skied and also had a curling evening on Family Day!

Mr. Noel sends a shot up the ice.

 

A skip, showing where to aim for.

 

Younger curlers showing the older ones the game:)

 

Approximately 50 people showed up (not all played, or else it might have gotten a bit busy).

 

Levi, Joshua, and Micah

Our family went on some groomed ski trails north of Duck Lake.

 

Micah and I

Since it had been warm out most of the snow had melted, but on the trail it was usually pretty good other than when there was grass at the bottom of a big hill!

 

Joshua and I

Psalm 147:16a He giveth snow like wool.

 

ACCFM 2016

On September 15-17, Mom, Andrew, and I and some friends from Manitoba, went to the Alberta Conservatory for Christian Film Makers. This was the second time we have gone, and we had a great time and even mom enjoyed the camping (she slept in the van while us 4 guys tented)!

The speaker line-up this year was quite good.

Brett Varvel: House of Grace FilmsThe Board, The War Within, and upcoming film Disciples in the Moonlight

Joel Steege: Little Crew StudiosRunner from Ravenshead, The Defense of New Haven

Greg & Dallas Lammiman: MoviemakersRemember, My Grandpa Detective, and upcoming film Mayflower II

Kurtis Kristianson: Spindrift Photography- Fort Mac Samaritan’s Purse interviews, Adventure photography

Ted Byfield- journalist, started Alberta Report,  helped put together Christian history books

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Andrew & I with Joel, Harrison, and Addison Steege (Little Crew Studios).

 

Micah & Andrew with Brett Varvel

And with Brett Varvel (House of Grace Films)

 

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I entered two films into the 3-minute festival. They both were finalists, and Education Without Limits won The Best Documentary award.

 

I will hopefully get a behind the scenes post up soon for A True Witness.

 

This is a shortened version of the  17 minute film we did for the SHBE Conference’s 25th year anniversary this past year.