VBS in Pinehouse, Saskatchewan, Canada

Ministering in Canada

One day after the end of our work at the IFCA convention, I was scheduled to fly to Saskatoon, Canada to conduct a two week VBS in Pinehouse Lake.  So, Sue and I drove through the night to catch our flight from the international airport in Denver, CO.  

At the Saskatoon airport, I was met by a number of the ministering team.  The total team consisted of 17 people coming from Nebraska, Colorado, and South Dakota.  An additional blessing of this trip was that I would be serving with my daughter Claudia, who was also part of the team. 

This VBS was a challenge for the whole team.  The Pinehouse children and teens were lacking both scientific and Biblical knowledge.  My dinosaur and design programs worked well, but the more scientific programs were not as well received.  So we had to change our approach.  I was very impressed with the adaptability of the team. 

Claudia teaching at the VBS

They taught Bible accounts using pictures and puppets.  The results were overwhelming!  I taught the Gospel message using what I call Genesis evangelizing.  A similar approach was used by Paul in Acts 17:23-32.  I have discovered in using this message; that sinners can understand and will trust Jesus Christ as Savior.  Praise the LORD!      

Rich Stepanek

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