Derksen Family.

Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2

About Our Family

Last Updated: 2019

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Ron & Lavonne

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RON is our music equipment financer and tuner. In recent years, he has gotten more involved in singing with us and MCing. He operates Rosthern Agencies together with 2 partners. He used to teach high school math and science which comes in handy for home schooling. Besides preaching and leading Bible studies periodically, he enjoys talking about creation, visiting with people, and working with his family in the orchard and yard.

LAVONNE plays piano for our family ministry. She also purchases, arranges and/or writes the music that we perform. Before children, she was a kindergarten and elementary teacher. Lavonne keeps the home fires burning & is secretary for our music ministry & secretary /receptionist/salesperson for the family businesses.

Joshua 24:15b As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

Heidi

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HEIDI plays piano, harp, cello, flute and some guitar. Heidi has an ARCT in Piano Performance and a comprehensive Bachelor of music degree specializing in piano and harp. She has worked as a Registered Nurse for a few years and is now pursuing her masters. She enjoys baking, gardening, singing and playing music.

Psalm 147:7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God.

Levi & Victoria

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LEVI plays guitar and tuba, and is MC along with Ron for our music ministry. He has his accounting designation and works as an accountant in Saskatoon. Levi still helps maintain our orchards, has some farming ventures with his brothers, is involved in politics and preaching… his interests are many!

VICTORIA, Levi's wife, sings with us. She has a home business of web design. When not working at her computer she enjoys homemaking, projects and spending time with family.

Psalm 135:20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi! Ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lord!

Joshua & Shaylyn

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JOSHUA plays trumpet and harp. He is a journeyman carpenter, owning Derksen Carpentry. He also enjoys designing and building equipment such as the carrot washer which washes thousands of pounds of carrots each year for the boys’ business and the chicken butchering equipment he and Jesse built.

SHAYLYN, Joshua’s wife, also sings with us. She is a stay at home mom to their daughter and is anticipating a new baby soon! Shaylyn enjoys cooking and baking. She has an online store called Packaged Blessings.

Psalm 150:1-3 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Jesse

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JESSE plays violin, French horn and some piano. He is the manager of several small businesses he operates with his brothers including mowing, chicken raising and commercial gardening. He enjoys working for a local farmer and doing some of his own grain growing. In the winter months he does carpentry and snow removal.

Psalm 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Micah

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MICAH plays violin, mandolin, trumpet, banjo, guitar and piano. He has been working in carpentry and is starting to pursue some book keeping. He is always able to keep us entertained with his dramatic responses to life. His favorite activity is making videos with a message about Jesus which you can find on our blog, youtube channel, facebook, etc...

Psalm 150:4 & 6 …Praise him with stringed instruments...Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Andrew

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ANDREW plays viola, trombone, guitar and some piano. He is enjoying his hand at woodworking in our shop. He helps Micah with his videos; often he is the main actor. He likes driving equipment to help keep up our yard and orchards. Together with Micah, he plays for hymn sings at our local nursing home alternating with Levi.

Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.