# 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 […]

# 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 […]

#146 Spring 2015 Paetkau News & Notes

– Last call for passengers to Kiev.. – Last call for passengers to Vancouver.. – Last call for passengers to Thunderbay. – Where is the next gas station on this road?     – How many fence posts can you put per mile? – Will he survive the trip?    – Sorry everyone, we are going to have […]

2015 02 Canadian Work & Ministry team – Sumy, Ukraine

February ministry trip to Ukraine 201502 SEND Canada wk team interview from John Paetkau on Vimeo. “What is the temperature this morning?” This was one of the first questions asked each day by one of the team members. Not that the answer changed the circumstances too much – we all knew that we would have […]

2015 01 Missions Moments

In Eastern Europe many countries celebrate many “prazniks” (holidays) according to the Orthodox calendar.  One of these is Christmas is on Jan 7.  Below are a few stories from Ukraine, both from our SEND missionaries there and a post from a member of Sumy Grace Church.   On the evening of Jan 4, 2015, Judy […]

2015 01 Sumy Grace Winter Camp

Winter Camp “In the Twilight of Empires” January 10th, 2015  by Tatiana Prihodko (member of Sumy Grace Church, Sumy, Ukraine) During the New Years winter vacation period for a number of years “Sumy Grace Church” has held a teen winter camp at Grace Camp. The beginning of 2015 was no exception, as from January 5 […]

#145 News & Notes

“Don’t take the escalator. See the line – you will never make it to your flight. Go around the corner and down the hall, there is an elevator, take it up and get through security, and then get to your gate.” Welcome to London Heathrow and a delayed arrival because of fog and therefore a […]