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Volume 14, Issue 2 WINTER 2014 God's Plan, God's Blessings By John Hornbeck The ministry God planned for us in Malartic, Quebec, Canada, was challenging and yet very encouraging. On March 24, 2014, my wife, LeeEtta, and I left for a missions conference in LaRue, Kentucky. I preached the first service starting Wednesday of the missions conference. On Thursday morning we departed for Malartic, Canada. We arrived late Saturday night, the last weekend of March, and we were welcomed with four to five feet of snow! It snowed off and on until the last weekend of April when we had three more inches. David West, missionary pastor of Bible Baptist Church, had asked us to fill in for him. The congregation was mostly composed of Cree and Algonquian Indians. The services were in English, even though this was their second or third language. My wife and I were there seven weeks, and God blessed in our services. Each week we had two services on Sunday and then a Wednesday evening service. I used my car to pick up an average of seven children for every service, which meant making two trips to pick them up and two trips to return them to their homes! Dr. Jeff Alverson, Director/Editor Steve Nutt, Assistant Editor Dr. James Kennard, Military International Representative Our adult attendance grew each week, especially during the month of May (clear roads were a great help). The attendance for both Sunday morning and evening services was the same. The last two weeks we had a packed auditorium—standing room only. On the last weekend, there were 30 in attendance. We thank God for the spiritual growth of those who chose to let God work in their lives. The very last service, Sunday evening, the wife of one of our faithful members came and the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart to ask her if she was saved. As a result, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior! The theme for our time there was “The Abundant Christian Life” taken from John 10:10. I encouraged the memorizing of a verse each week, giving them a choice of two verses from which to choose. These verses centered on our theme. This meant that they would memorize seven verses if they memorized a verse a week. We had eleven adults accept this challenge. With English not being their primary language, it was a great challenge to memorize these verses from the King James Bible. We are scheduled to go to Europe next and spend two weeks at Calvary Baptist Church in Aviano, Italy, and then two additional weeks at Grace Baptist Church in Wiesbaden, Germany. Our desire is to seek God's will for the next place He wants us to serve Him. LeeEtta and I want to be used of Him to reach souls for Christ—especially our military and their family members.