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Will Jones
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« on: January 28, 2003, 07:52:25 pm »

Greetings to all!

Galatians 5:1ff

Great White North = Canada

I used to be in committed fellowship in Ottawa, Canada, in the early 90s.  I used to live in the brother's house there.  I was blessed with many friends there:  Louis, Josh, Gerry, John, Mark, Ed, Chris, Eileen, Yvonne, etc.  There were many dear married couples there:  the Smiths, the Dinakrins, the Cossettes, etc.  However, I left fellowship on good terms because I went to live overseas with my asian wife who also left the Assembly on good terms.  It is a long, interesting story.  Smiley  I tried to keep in contact with many people and visited as many as I could when I returned to Canada to see my parents or study.  Presently, my wife and I are rejoicing and still living overseas.  Pray for us:  we are trying to get pregnant!  Smiley

I still love and care for those I fellowshiped with and think about them from time to time.  I hope they are doing well.    However, as many know, it is difficult to stay in contact with others once you leave due to our busy schedules, etc.  

How is George's excommunication affecting the other Assemblies?  What is going on in the Canadian Assemblies?  Any news would be appreciated because I feel so out of the loop here in asia.

I hope that maybe even some of you will be online.  Josh?  You were selling computers a while back.  Gerry, I know you liked computers!  Paul... I know you love computers!  Armand and Claude, computers are what you do!  Smiley

Armand and Nancy, did you get that bag of Bibles (to put on the booktable) that I left on your front doorstep?  Nobody was home so I had to leave them there.  I was cleaning out my closets and found them.

I hope you are all doing well!  

Will Jones
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lenore
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2004, 08:16:10 pm »

 :)JUNE 25: 11:21 AM.

CANADA : THE GREAT WHITE NORTH:

I received this as an email. Thought you would get a kick out of it, since the Great White North is have a
federal election on June 28:

Especially those south of border neighbours, might just have a new reality of us Canadians.

Enjoy this.  Lenore

p.s. Sorry Will , if I have not used this post for the correct purpose.  Just giving our USA brothers and sisters insight of what us Canucks go through every 4-5 years.





Subject: This makes my day.

>

>

>Hello.

>

>My name is Alan Robberstad

>I am a Canadian.

>One voter out of millions of Canadian voters.

>

>Paul Martin is no friend of mine.

>Liberal governments have not made my life any better.

>Liberal governments have made the future worse for my

>children.

>

>Jean Chretien and the Liberal Party became Prime

>Minister many years ago.

>Guess who was the Liberal Finance Minister.....Paul

>Martin...LEST WEFORGET

>

>      Since 1993:

>      (1) My taxes have increased.

>      (2) My family's share of the national debt has increased.

>      (3) My personal expenses have increased.

>      (4) My waiting time to see a doctor has increased.

>      (5) My concerns for my family's safety have increased.

>      (6) My costs to educate my children have increased.

>      (7) Government interference in my life has increased.

>      (Cool My personal debt has increased.

>      (9) My income has stayed more or less the same.

>      (10) My savings have decreased.

>      (11) The buying power of my dollar, in Canada, has decreased.

>      (12) The value of my dollar, in the U.S., has decreased.

>      (13) My trust of elected officials has decreased.

>      (14) My trust in the justice system has decreased.

>      (15 )My trust in the immigration system has decreased.< BR>

>      (16) My hope that a Liberal won't waste my tax dollars has decreased.

>      (17 )My dreams for a better future for my kids, in Canada, have disappeared.

>

>That is my story since the Liberals came to power.

>

>I am not voting for Paul Martin's Liberals.

>I am voting against Paul Martin and his Liberal Party on June 28, 2004.

>

>I am voting for Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party.

>

>Do I like the Conservatives?

>Not particularly......I don't really like Politics.

>I am not political by nature.

>I am not passionate about politics.

>I am a middle age guy (48).

>I live in a small house on a fairly quiet street in Edmonton.

>I have a wife, Kathy, and two children (ages 19 and 1 7).

>I have no pets.

>I am a middle class man.

>I don't usually say too much.

>

>Until now.

>

>Now I am going to say something!

>

>In 35 of the past 37 years, Canada has been ruled by:

>      (1) Pierre Trudeau - a multi-millionaire lawyer from Quebec.

>      (2) Brian Mulroney - a multi-millionaire lawyer from Quebec.

>      (3) Jean Chretien - a multi-millionaire lawyer from Quebec.

>      (4) And now we are going to vote for Paul Martin?Huh - a

>           multi-millionaire lawyer from Quebec???

>

>The leader of the Conservative party, Stephen Harper, is:

>      (1) Not a lawyer.

>      (2) Not a multi-millionaire.

>      (3) Not from Quebec.

>

>Stephen Harper says that the Conservative party will:

>      (1) Reduce my taxes.

>      (2) Pay off the national debt as fast as they can.

>      (3) Shrink the size and influence of the federal government.

>

>That's good enough for me.

>I'm going to give the Conservative party a chance with my vote.

>

>But wait!

>Paul Martinis now saying the same thing.

>My mother told me forty years ago:

>"Fool me once - shame on you.

>Fool me twice - shame on me!"

>     The Liberals have had 34 years to be financially responsible.

>Remember, Jean Chretien was Trudeau's Finance Minister.

>Remember also, Paul Martin was Jean Chretien's Finance Minister

>These people have been raising my taxes for thirty four years.

>They have been mis-spending my tax dollars for 34 years.

>

>

>34 years!

>

>

>And now Paul Martin says he'll stop taxing and spending.

>No way.

>

>Thank you for reading my story so far!

>

>Why am I telling my story to you?

>

>Although I feel alone, I know that I am not alone.

>Your story may be similar to mine.

>And you may also feel alone.

>One small voter in the midst of millions of voters.

>

>What can you and I do together to change things?

>

>Here is my idea:

>Lets you and I join up together.

>Just you and I.

>Together.

>As a small team of two.

>

>How can yo u and I fight a huge political machine?

>

>You and I have two things that we can use:

>      (1) Our individual personal connections.

>      (2) The Internet.

>

>The Internet is supposed to be this global zing tool, right?

>Let's put it to use.

>

>I have 27 Canadians in my personal e-mail address book.

>I am sending this e-mail to each of them.

>

>I'm asking you to do two things:

>      (1) Forward this e-mail to every Canadian in your own address book.

>      (2) Vote against Paul Martin and the Liberal Party on June 28.

>

>

>Vote for the Conservative candidate in your riding.

>

>I have probably written this e-mail too late.

>As I said I am not politically adroit.

>I feel like P eter Finch, in the 1976 movie "Network",

>when he shouted:

>      "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

>

>Please, forward the e-mail RIGHT NOW!!

>

>As I type these last few words the voting begins in less than 18 days.

>432 hours till voting begins.

>I hope the Internet is as fast as some people claim it is.

>

>This may not work.

>This e-mail may "fizzle out" and go nowhere.

>But you and I will have tried, won't we have?

>

>My best wishes to you.

>My best wishes to Canadians everywhere.

>

>My thanks to David Stokes from Toronto

>He actually wrote this just (5) days before the last federal

>election in 2000.

>      Fool me once - shame on you.

>      Fool me twice - shame on me!"

>

>       Alan Robberstad

>      Edmonton, Alberta

>      June 10, 2004@ 3:00 p.m.

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lenore
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004, 07:25:56 am »

 Smiley:   July 21st: at 10:35 pm:

All Canadians on the Board, I just received this email, from a member of my church whose husband is a police officer with the Ontario Provincial Police.

This is a RCMP warning:

I thought I pass it on to you!

From: "Brenda LaRose"  
>To:  
>Subject: RCMP Bulletin
>Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 10:53:16 -0400
>
>Ladies and Gentlemen
>
>Advisory from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
>
>Please take note and forward to any/all interested parties.
>
>RCMP Bulletin
>Keep alert for people with cell phones in hand standing near you in the
>checkout line at retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, etc., With
>the new camera cell phones, they can take a picture of your credit card,
>which gives them your name, number, and expiration date.  Identification
>theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today, and this is just another
>example of the means that are being used. So, be aware of your
>surroundings. Please forward to all your friends and family, acquaintances
>too .


Lenore


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lenore
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2004, 09:31:47 am »

 Cheesy

TO ALL MY FELLOW CANADIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE LORD.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

......................OCTOBER 11TH........................................


     Have a wonderful and safe  Holiday Weekend

GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE
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lenore
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004, 08:58:02 am »

 ???LORD'S DAY NOVEMBER 21ST AT 11:12 PM ARNPRIOR


DID I MISS SOMETHING HERE?

WHERE ARE THE SPORTS NUTS?

HUGH?HuhHuh??

DID ANY OF MY CANADIAN CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS BB
GET EXCITED ABOUT THE GREY CUP WEEKEND?HuhHuh


BC LIONS VS TORONTO ARGONAUTS

BY THE WAY WHO WON?HuhHuhHuh?

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lenore
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2004, 11:38:40 am »

 :)December 3 at 1:53 am Arnprior


Did anyone watch the visit by President Bush to Canada.
Did anyone watch the news of his speeches, both in Ottawa and in Halifax.


Watch did you think?HuhHuhHuhHuh

Or was your interest towards the protestors attitudes???
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al Hartman
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2004, 01:29:01 pm »



I didn't see any of it, but I got this great e-mail from Hugh:

Hi
 
Thanks for sending your President to Canada. It is truly an honour and a priviledge to host him.
 
Hugh
 

Pres. Bush's speech
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/12/01/bush.transcript/index.html

PM Paul Martin's speech
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/12/01/martin.transcript/index.html


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lenore
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2004, 05:40:00 am »

 :)Lord's Day December 5th at 7:49 pm Arnprior


This week in Canada, we got our first major snowstorm of the season.
In our area between 10-15 centimeters fell.

It has also rained .

So my driveway, which is a inclined driveway.
IS VERY ICY.

especially on the sidewalk at the bottom of the driveway.

I am not a skier, or do I owe snowmobile.
Nor do I have snow shoes.

I dont even ice skate.  I am very fearful of falling , trying being about 300 lbs, and fall it is not very pretty, or safe.

I love to walk, but my walking become very curtailed this time of year until about March/April. I only walk to were I have to. Frequently it is between a 20 to 30 minute hike.  On sidewalks that have not been salted or sanded. Or there is no visible sidewalks at all. And the edges of the road are one icy uneven trail. Leaving only the middle of the street fighting traffic of any clear pavement.

So as you can see this Canadian all though can take the colder weather, I havent put on a full winterize coat yet. Although my boots have been used. I cannot take the ice.

I must admitted the day it snow I was at the Galilee Center for a Beef and mashed Potatoe Dinner at the CMHC Dew Drop Inn Center.
That area is beautiful with tall pines and natural forest landscape.  The snow on the trees , the scenery was Beautiful.

Despite the weather, and the dread of most people of the coming of the snow, because of the hidden dangers in falling snow.

SNOW ON THE TREES WERE GOD'S HANDIWORK, TO ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF HIS CREATION.

Any one else want to share their first snow day, experience.
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moonflower2
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2004, 06:29:59 am »

:)Lord's Day December 5th at 7:49 pm Arnprior

Any one else want to share their first snow day, experience.


We had our first snowfall on November 23, the afternoon before Thanksgiving.

We were allowed to leave early on our first day of snow. It took me twice as long (1 1/2 hours) to get home than it normally does, and this was taking the expressways.  

I have a very negative attitude towards winter. Don't much see it's purpose, even tho it has a spiritual picture.

My motto is: Move South. It gets better the farther south you go. Some day I'll get there.  Grin
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summer007
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2004, 07:36:59 am »

Lenore, Be careful it sounds like a dangerous driveway. No snow here, just rain. Overall Lenore it sounds like your really doing good. Arnprior seems like a beautiful place. I've only been to Vancouver B.C. in the fall, not a whole lot of snow then, but I remember it being really cold. God Bless Summer.
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lenore
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2004, 12:50:20 am »

 Cheesy December 7th at 3:02 pm Arnprior

There is a freezing rain warning.
The rain has started to fall about noon hour.
As soon as the rain hits the below 0 C. it freezes on  contact.
Then it is suppose to turn to snow after, which snow on top of ice is going to make travelling dangerous for both walkers and drivers.

Even the buses were cancelled this morning and schools were already sending kids home early. In anticipation if this predicted ICE STORM.

TOMORROW GETTING DOWN MY DRIVEWAY , I  MIGHT HAVE TO TAKE A PIECE OF CARDBOARD AND SLIDE DOWN.  SAVE ME THE TROUBLE OF FALLING, IF I DO IT VOLUNTERIAL.

KEEP SAFE EVERONE
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Oscar
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2004, 05:14:57 am »

Lenore,

Back in the 1960's I lived in the Upper Penensula of Michigan.

How well I remember shuffling around in a hunched over position, knees bent, arms out in front, head forward....looking for all the world like a defensive back doing directional drills in football practice....trying not to end up flat on my back with my feet sticking up in the air as I "walked" to work on icy roads and sidewalks.

Yesterday my wife, Caryl, took my daughter Grace and our grandson up to Mount Baldy to play in the snow.  Here in California we know how to make snow behave!  It must stay in the mountains where it belongs.

We won't allow it to mess up our roads down here where we live.

This weekend the forecast is for temperatures in the mid to high 70's.  That is in real degrees, not the fake Celsius kind.
 Wink

God bless and be careful,

Thomas Maddux
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2004, 04:25:44 pm »

Article from CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/12/09/canada.gay.ap/index.html

TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- In a landmark opinion, Canada's Supreme Court said Thursday that proposed legislation allowing gay marriage is constitutional, but the government cannot force religious officials to perform unions against their beliefs.


--------------------

I think the protection for religions is temporary because the court said there are no precedent cases to use. What do you bet lawyers are lining up to test the religious right to refuse to perform gay marriages as discriminatory toward gays.

Now it is back to the House of Commons and it looks like there is more support for Gay Marriage.

This is historic in proportions and a sad day for Canada. One good thing though is that the Court refused to rule on whether the traditional definition of marriage is Consititutional. It is the politicians who must rule they said. Now they can't hide behind the court they must stand up and be counted.

Please pray.

Hugh
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lenore
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2004, 08:00:04 am »

 :)December 12

Winter has settled in for the long haul.
In side 10 days we have  snow storms, ice pelts, freezing rain.

On Friday,  it snowed in this area about 18 cm of snow.
2.5 cm to 1 inch of snow.

Before I came up stairs it was snowing again.

Yesterday, I called a friend of mine. Her home is a place where her three teenagers & their friends hang out.
I called and asked how many teenagers does she have in her house and could she spare a few to shovel me out. Three 15 year old teenage boys shovel out my driveway.
The drifts are already very high.

---------------------------------------------------
Canada with the ruling of the gay marriages and the push to remove the Christmas word all together.
It is a very downward slide Canada is sliding in it moral decay.
True North Strong and Free.
What freedoms are we losing, as others are gaining the rights over Christians rights to worship freely as the Bible instructs.................
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lenore
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2004, 06:29:45 am »

December 28th at 8:36 pm Arnprior


It has been snowing on and off all day today. Just enough to say it is snowing.

It is supposed to be mild tomorrow.

Streets around here are terrible, cut backs on the plowing around the streets are quite evident.

Walking is icy obstacle course, whether to decide if it is safer fighting the traffic than the ice on the sidewalks.

I live in a country where ice and snow is a normal winter, but I am not a winter person. The snow is beautiful when it is falling, but I do not like the ice.
I do not skate, although I live an hour away from the longest skating rink in the world.

Give me a pool to swim before I volunteer to go out on the ice on purpose. The last time I had a pair of skates on was when I was 10 years old.

When I lived in Ottawa when Christie was small, I went on Dow's Lake during a Winter Lude Ice Sculpture.
I have pictures of them. I walked on the ice, even when I was 25 years old I hate being on ice. At least I had a stroller to hang on too.

Christie went on the dog sled ride around. A friend of mine had a daughter about 18 months younger. SHe was waiting for Christie to come back, she had her mitten taken by one of the huskies, the child was only hanging on to the fence, but the dog grabbed the mitten right off her hand. THe child wasnt injured, but was frightened.

I like to go on horse and sleigh rides though. Hearing the jingling of the sleigh bells. Clip Clop of the horses hooves.  It is a peaceful was to ride, even if there are half a dozen noisy kids on the wagon/sleigh.


Talk to you later
Lenore
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