# 156 March 2017 News & Notes

While I was in Thailand last fall, God again impressed upon me the need for people to “go and tell”. We also do need to “stay and tell”, that being wherever God has placed us at the present time.  But the world also needs people who are going to “go and tell”.  This is why I […]

# 153 News Update

Only 10 days until Lord willing, our ministry team will be climbing on the plane and going east.  We want to praise the Lord for He has provided all the finances for the team.  We (John & Daniel) are especially thankful for how God’s people were so generous in making it possible for this to happen. […]

#152 News & Notes June 2016

Only 19 days till….. John & Daniel, along with Anneke, Emily, Logan & Wayne will be getting on the plane to fly to Ukraine.  Early in the morning of June 30 we depart, arriving in Ukraine July 1. Praise the Lord for how He has worked out so many details in such a short time.  The […]

#151 March 2016 News & Notes

    Around the world, the celebration of our Saviour’s resurrection is taking place.  Praise the Lord! As the old hymn writer said “because He lives, I can face tomorrow….”  We have hope because He lives Christ has Risen! John & Leanne Meanwhile this past month….. “This summer is different – I’m not sure what […]

2016 03 Ministry News

  As part of our ministry here in Canada we are connecting with different SEND ministries, and sharing stories of what God is doing around the world.  I will be occasionally be sharing those here with you. Christ has Risen! A story from the Philippines… Tara* was the last patient before the doctors took a […]

#150 February 2016 News & Notes

“Now, how much do you think that is worth?  Back in Russia, in 1771 it was worth 5 kopek (cents).  But that is a pretty big coin for 5 cents.  Think about carrying a few of those in your pocket…” I met these guys at MissionsFest Vancouver.  They are looking at a copper/brass coin that […]

# 149 Nov 2015 Paetkau News & Notes

There is the saying “silence is golden”.  Well, when you are in ministry, that isn’t always the case, especially when you are missionaries with a team that should be communicated with.  You might say, silence is a black hole – all mystery and no answers.  With that, I apologize for the black hole of communication […]

A quick explanation of John’s ministry role here in Canada

Here is an overview of what I do as a missions facilitator and mobilizer here in Canada I am part of the SEND Canada ministry team, serving as a missions facilitator in western Canada. What does that mean?  In a nutshell, helping people, churches and organizations  follow God’s calling in the area of ministering cross […]

# 148 July 2015 Paetkau News & Notes

  It‘s camp ministry season again.  We are thankful for the opportunities that God has given to us this summer to be involved in camp ministries as a family – albeit a bit scattered around       Lanae is serving her second summer at Brightwood Ranch Camp located west of Edmonton, AB.  She is […]

# 147 Summer Paetkau News & Notes

This is our first summer since 1997 which we have not either been in Ukraine or getting ready to go back to Ukraine.  So things are a bit different….. Ministry in Maine….. In June John was the main speaker at a missions conference in southern Maine. The pastor had served in Sumy years ago on […]