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No Other God

This message was recorded at our Fort Garry campus on August 19, 2012.

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Our Olympic Journey

This message was recorded at our Fort Garry campus on August 12, 2012.

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Garbage Day

We had a great day this past Saturday.  We had a little bigger group and as such, were able to accomplish a lot.  We had three lawnmowers going at once (sometimes all on the same lawn) and we mowed a lot of lawns (by kathleen).  We also brought a trailer along to load up garbage that people from the community were unable to get rid of on their own.

People were so appreciative of our willingness to haul away their unwanted junk for them.  It  is always so rewarding to see the looks of shock, and appreciation on peoples faces when we do something like this.

If you have never come out to AAB before, or have not come for a long time, maybe it is time for you to come check it out.  It is such a rewarding ministry to be a part of!

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Summer Carnival

We had an amazing day at the summer carnival this year.  We had between 900 – 1000 people in attendance with a little over half of the people from the church and a little under half from the community.  The weather was perfect.

That in itself was a miracle.  There can be no doubt that God held back the weather for us.  The weather report for the day was rain, rain and more rain … all day long!  When I looked out the window of my house in the morning, it was overcast and primed for a huge downpour.  But we had lots of people praying for the rain to hold off untill our event was over, and that is exactly what happened.

As we started to set up for the event, the clouds started to go away and the sun started to come out.  We even had a nice little breeze to keep the mosquitoes away.  Then as we neared the end of the event, we could see the clouds rolling in.  After the even was all done and we were just loading the last box into the vehicles to leave the site, the rain started to come down, and it came down hard.  It was like God had the weather on a stop watch for us.  He cleared the skies just long enough for us to set up, have the event, and tear down … to the minute!!

We did have some soggy grounds to deal with from the rain the previous few days, but we made that work.  We had a fabulous time.  We had more activities than ever before.  We brought in more bouncers, had family portraits being taken, and even had caricatures being drawn.  We gave away a whole bunch of plants to people as well as several bikes.  Our hairstylists were amazing!!  I cannot say enough about these amazing ladies who worked tirelessly cutting people’s hair.  Of course, there was lots of food for everyone.  And just like last year, we gave away some rides on a hot air balloon as door prizes.

All in all, it was a huge success.  I want to express my gratitude to all those who volunteered and made this event a success.  Can’t wait ’til next time!

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