Sunday, October 5
We invited our TFC Prayer & Advisory Team for lunch and an afternoon of ministry information and visiting.
Prayer before our meeting. We were excited to have two couples from Quebec – Chaplain Jacques (left) and Carmen (hidden to his left), and next to them Huguette and Chaplain Claude. They were in the area for Candidate Training School at the TFC Office.
We had an exceptionally good afternoon as Dan – in light shirt to the right of Sam (teal shirt) – shared a bit of his background and the work he is doing with TFC as he serves with the Office of Chaplains. Another highlight was hearing Jacques and Claude’s testimonies.
Candidate Training School
We were invited to the International Office for supper on Wednesday, October 8, to meet the two couples who were going through Candidate Training School. Ruth (Administrative Assistant, Office of Chaplains) – above – was in charge of the meal.
Jacques and Carmen (couple in the front) were one of the couples going through training to come on staff. They serve with Claude and Huguette on the Quebec Chapel.
The other couple was Sandy and Richard from Idaho. Since we do not have a chapel in Idaho, they will serve wherever God leads them. I was blessed to hear that one of the ways they learned about TFC was reading my blog.
Jacques serenaded us after supper – songs in English and French.
As you may suspect, his and Carmen’s first language is French. French is also the mother tongue for Claude and Huguette. Carmen speaks only a few words of English, so she had fun trying to teach me some French words.
York/Adams Chapter Bake Sale
We were up early on Saturday, October 11. It rained most of the one-hour drive to Abbottstown.
We arrived at Menges Diner just before 6:00 AM, and set up the chapel for the prayer breakfast and bake sale benefit.
After breakfast in the diner, we met in the chapel for a devotional by Bill Menges – and prayer.
This is York/Adams Chapter’s third annual bake sale.
They do a great job of soliciting for and selling baked goods to benefit TFC.
The chapel cake is sold by silent auction bidding. I didn’t hear the final bid..
Cerwin buying some things for his sweet tooth.
The Chapel for Pass Lake is almost finished!
I thought you may enjoy being reminded of what it looked like in the beginning, and see what it looks like today.
Back doors removed and doors and window cut into the trailer.
Installing floor insulation.
In early September the interior was almost finished and it was ready for the paint shop.
Merv Weaver had it for several weeks (he was busy painting other trucks and trailers.) and did a fantastic job. Cerwin picked it up on October 8.
A few days later Cerwin took it to Eckert’s for lettering.
On Saturday, October 18, Jay Brandt (Stiegel Flooring) installed the carpet in the living quarters and vinyl in the chapel area.
Chaplain Sam wanted two recliners – rather than a bed in the living quarters.
In a few days – early Saturday morning – we will be leaving to deliver the Passport Chapel to Pass Lake (east of Thunder Bay) in Ontario, Canada.
- Pray for safety.
- Also, taking a chapel across the border is not always easy. Pray that it goes well for us with the broker and other border authorities.
This is one of my favorite things about serving with Transport For Christ – going with Cerwin to deliver a new chapel.