Terry and Rosie Banman returned from Papua New Guinea in late March for the birth of their first grandchild  A healthy boy was born on April 14. Pray for Terry and Rosie to have good connections with family before returning to PNG in June.

Brett and Candace Loewen have transitioned from Chad to Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Due to some health concerns with their children, the decision was made to leave Africa and return to Manitoba. However, they continue to minister with MAC (Ministry to Africans in Canada), primarily serving through Naomi House. Pray for them as they get established in their ministry and for the health for their children.

The CMC Board of Mission is hosting a dessert fundraiser at the Steinbach CMC on September 28 at 7 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend this fundraiser and learn more on how the missions board is involved in spreading the Good News of Jesus in Canada and around the world.  All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the CMC Board of Missions and the ministries it is supporting.  

Praise the Lord for a wonderful time of fellowship shared by our churches at the first conference picnic held on August 12 at the New Bothwell Park.  We had a turnout of 475 for the day and the feedback was very positive.  Special thanks to the organizers of this event, and the many people who contributed to make this day a wonderful time of worship, food, baseball, children’s activities, etc. 

The planning committee is also collecting photos of the event--if you have any you would like to contribute, please send them to the committee or the conference office.  Also, a few personal items were left behind--please contact Janet at the conference office to claim them.