Greetings from Canada!

Greetings from Canada!

Greetings from Canada!

Greetings from Canada! We just finished doing a presentation at a retirement center—songs, puppets and dramas. The seniors thoroughly enjoyed the kid’s presentation, as well as the visit time afterwards. This last Sunday we did the entire service at the church we attended. The team did songs, puppets and dramas. Leader Paula Yost shared some highlights about the Old Testament Tabernacle. Afterwards, the church had a potluck dinner—yum! (and we lady leaders did not have to cook!!)

Projects have been coming along. The Slough is about two-feet deep and half done. We have continued to paint. The inside of cabin #3, where the Missionaries To Canada are going to stay, is nearly done with just half of the ceiling left to paint. We have two more cabins left to paint before we leave. We were slowed down a bit by rain and still have three more porch floors to paint. All eleven porch floors will need a second coat of paint. We continue to cut brush and pull it to another location to be burned at a later date. We have been leveling the area behind the tool shed for part of the Obstacle Course—the ten plagues. In the week we have left, we plan to get the concrete tile patio in front of the dining room started. The tiles are quite heavy—four kids needed to carry one tile!

We had a picnic dinner Sunday night and then walked across the “Walking Bridge”, an old railroad trestle over the Saskatchewan River. The view was beautiful and we could see the camp where we’ve been working.

God has been good to us. We praise God for His goodness to us.



  1. Hi Jimmy,
    Happy Birthday!! I’m glad you got to do some fun stuff for your b-day.
    See you soon!!!!

  2. Jared C. Ravizza

    Dear Jonathan Afonso and the Canada Missions Team,

    As you are heading toward the end of your service, you are now entering the fourth quarter. Times will start to get tougher, such as disagreements amongst each other. Know that you are serving God, and He has you there for a purpose. You were not placed there on accident. God has a plan and a purpose for each and every one of you and your time there. During a football game, when entering the fourth quarter, the teams both give it all they have, to finish strong, and win the game. Be fully aware that the devil is real and during this time he will try to distract you with doubt from what you have been put in Canada, to do. You may feel an attack on your ministry. But remember, He who has begun a good work will be faithful and just to carry it on to completion. In Philippians it says, press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called you. As this distraction happens, commit your team to deep prayer, stay focused, and never forget to give God all the Glory.

    In Psalms 57: 1-11 it says, “Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; God sends his love and his faithfulness. I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose toungues are sharp swords. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. They spread a net for my feet- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path- but they have fallen into it themselves. My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.”

    Even though this amazing, God felt experience, to minister to the people of Canada is winding down, remember give it all you have got, and finish the great work that you have started. We are praying for you all.

    God Bless,
    Jared C. Ravizza

  3. Wow! That’s a lot to do with only a week left! Go Canada Pre-teens! Praying for clear skies for finishing the porches and patio, and safety in all you do!

  4. Thank you for the update, sounds wonderful!

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