So Long, Farewell (for now)

On April 12th, Nick, Ev, and I were invited to what we thought would be a small gathering of people for dinner. Instead, we were surprised with a huge farewell party, the day the internship ended for us. The meal was insanely delicious, and every single staff member on the property was present. They prayed... Continue Reading →

The Difference Between Loving and Pleasing

  "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself." Matt 22:36-39 I've known that loving God... Continue Reading →

Hooray an UPDATE Post!

I have so much to update you on, friends! Let's throw it back about a couple months ... 1On February 9th-12th we hosted a beautiful Valentine's fundraiser weekend for our 53 formally invited guests. They came to be challenged by the speaker's (Mark Buchanan's) devotionals, enjoy wine and 3 course meals, and to give the Station... Continue Reading →

Intimacy with Jesus

I've come to the understanding recently that Jesus not only wants, but yearns to have a thriving and intimate relationship with us, and is blessed when we do too. But, what does it mean to be 'intimate' with Him? I've narrowed down a few things I'm in the process of learning, while living on an island far far... Continue Reading →

Missions Fest (2017) Recap

The three day long annual Missions Conference we attended in Vancouver was an absolute blast. If you haven't heard of Missions Fest, it's a worldwide organization that highlights global mission opportunities, showcases over 230 international Christian organizations and ministries, and world class speakers share in over 100 seminars, plenary sessions, and youth rallies. It's purpose... Continue Reading →

An Unexpected Change

With mixed emotions we said "see you later!" to these beautiful people last Saturday. Dave was given an official offer of employment with the District of North Vancouver's fire department, after several months of interviews, written and physical exams, etc etc. He was one of 7 people chosen out of 350 initial candidates on the... Continue Reading →

Internship: Brief Reflection

In the mere 3 1/2 months I've been interning here at Barnabas, there have been challenges unlike any I could have dreamt up, yet it's through the struggle that I've experienced God work wonders. I'm finally understanding that when we invite Him into uncomfortable situations, His presence is very real. Friends, know that He wants to be... Continue Reading →

Intern Update 2016/2017!

Hi everyone! I'm still alive and well, and apologize for my delayed update! We were blessed with the whole month of December off to relax and celebrate the holidays. I'll briefly fill you in on the month of November and what we've been up to this month! ~~ 1. After we hosted the Young Adult Retreat,... Continue Reading →

Young Adult Highlights

We just wrapped up our Young Adult retreat today. And it was fantastic. This particular retreat is special. There's an enormous amount of build up to it from the start of the summer; even though it's in mid November, and is always the one retreat that is 100% maxed out with a waiting list. That... Continue Reading →

Recap: A Weekend to Remember

Last weekend we hosted two retreats at the same time, and somehow managed to survive the 24 hour power outage while our guests were here! Thankfully, my amazing friend and previous summer staff member, Justice Martens, came along for the ride and helped out a TON. The two retreats were: Mother & Adult Daughter, and... Continue Reading →

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