Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The People

We had a great time last weekend! On Friday, we played host and hostess to a couple who are just out of Bible college and getting ready to start deputation to come to Canada. Talk about exciting! Somebody's coming to our country to help us! Eric and Stephanie Neilsen are members of one of our supporting churches in Texas, but we had never met them. They spent time with another pastor's family in the area last week, came to our house for Bible study on Wednesday night, and then came to spend the day with us on Friday. We took them all over North Vancouver and West Vancouver, then we rode the Seabus over to downtown Vancouver and showed them just a tiny bit of the downtown area before we had supper. During that whole day, we told them of our experiences here and took tons of pictures. They were with our church family on Sunday (along with another missionary couple who dropped in!). On Monday, they left for the interior of BC, where they'll be all week before flying home on Friday. I can't tell you how exciting it is to meet another family who is coming to Canada! It'll be a while, though, because they have to raise the money to support themselves here, and it's expensive to live here. Please pray for the Neilsen Family as they prepare to come and help us here in Canada.

Wes took over 100 pictures of the people we encountered on Friday. I set them to music to share with you. You'll have to click on the video, and it will take you to my Google web album, where you can watch the video. I hope you'll enjoy seeing the ethnic diversity and the sheer numbers of people in the Vancouver area.

From Movies


  1. Susan, I loved the video! I love the song too, I've only heard it once before, but I can't remember where.
    I'm sure you're so excited to have another missionary coming your way! Are they going to be working near you?
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. We're not sure if they'll be working with us at first or not, but they will work with someone already on the field for the first year or so. They're planning to go to Saskatchewan, which is the prairies and much different from Vancouver, but we'd love to have them come work with us!

  3. Good Morning, Susan,
    Isn't it wonderful to have visitors who love the Lord...there's so much to share!

  4. The diversity reminded me of when we lived in the Bay Area.

  5. How exciting to have some future missionaries visit (as well as the veteran couple who dropped in!)

    What was the song on the video? I had never heard that before.

  6. Laura ~ Yes, it is so nice to have visitors who share the same beliefs and love for the Lord!

    Tammy ~ I had never lived in such an ethnically diverse city till we moved here, and I love it! We meet people from all over the world, and we've realized that the US is not the center of the universe after all! ;)

    Barbara ~ I forgot to tell about the other couple! They are in linguistics training here and going to Niger to work with David Edens, who has been in the Sahara for 36 years, translating the New Testament into a tribal language there that has never been written. Very exciting! I'll have to write more about them when they come back over to present their ministry.

    The song is "Not Too Far From Here" and that version is done by the West Coast Baptist College choir. Wes loves that song, and it fits our city so well.

  7. Loved the video, Susan. Where there is no vision the people perish.

    The music was beautiful. Thanks for sharing!



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