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

Greetings to all!

Galatians 5:1ff

Has a miracle or a search engine brought me to this site?    Grin

It is amazing to see so many names that I heard about or prayed for in prayer meetings (but have never met) on this chat site!

I am thankful to hear the news that darkness has been brought to light, but I am sad to see that so many people have been deeply affected by so few who had sway over the many.  I do not rejoice in George's downfall, but we reap what we sow.

I used to be in committed fellowship in Ottawa, Canada, in the early 90s.  I used to live in the brother's house there.  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 kept 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 have been reading rickross.com over the years and many other books on cults like Churches that Abuse.  I have actually written a book about my involvement in the Assembly as a way to clarify what I believe and what the Scriptures say.  It was a worthwhile exercise that has helped me a great deal.  I never tried or intended to get the book published.

I hope this website will be a kind of cathartic, liberating  experience for those who need to talk about their experiences.  I now that writing helped me.  

I still love and care for those I fellowship 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.  I have heard that there have been many problems in some of the Canadian Assemblies (through prayer requests, 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.

Will Jones
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2003, 09:55:41 pm »

From reading the various posts on this bulletin board, I am seeing how wonderfully the Lord has kept our local gathering!   Cheesy How wonderful are the mercies of God!  I, and those I fellowship with, have always been a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, not a man.  Our fellowship is not riddled with insane rules and diets, or some of the other crazy things I've read about here. Wow.  Thank you Lord!

Although surprised and saddened by the events in fellowships in California, we are going forward here.  We are going forward in a spirit of truth and freedom.  Most significantly, freedom from the law!  Praise the Lord!  Our God has not changed, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.  We will walk by His instruction and His grace.  

The recent events, particularly George's ex-communication, have only caused us to press deeper into our heavenly Father.  I don't consider myself to be "steeped" in "assemby teachings", but I do know the Lord, and we are rejoicing at the new work He is doing in our midst! Grin

We also continue to pray for saints in other gatherings who are discouraged, or distraught.  The freedom that the Lord provided (Gal. 5:1) has ALWAYS been available to us, and is still available.  We're claiming it!

That's the perspective from one Canadian...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2003, 12:53:50 am »

What makes you think it is just a California problem?

So many in California, would have just a couple months ago, said:

"I am seeing how wonderfully the Lord has kept our local gathering!   How wonderful are the mercies of God!  I, and those I fellowship with, have always been a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, not a man.  Our fellowship is not riddled with insane rules and diets, or some of the other crazy things I've read about here. Wow.  Thank you Lord!"

They thought it was just a SLO problem or maybe just  David Geftakys's immediate family's problem.  The truth is our story is not the only one.  I have heard so many privately throughout the years and especially after going public with my story.  These problems of abuse, overly opressive leadership, dishonesty among the leadership, and victimization of people are just symptoms of a greater problem.  A problem that has permeated this ministry, and I guarantee Canada as well.  Do you really know that nothing bad has ever occur where you are?  There are so many that were sure they had never had any problems until the victims laid it all on the line and told their stories.  There are still more to come out.  Many more have been hurt and that hurt is still preventing them from going public.  Don't continue to be niave.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004, 05:13:07 pm »

Hi Lenore Whelan Smiley,

Greetings from Ottawa.  I see that you have discovered this board.  I'm glad that someone directed you here.

Hope to hear from you.
Lord bless,
Marcia
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004, 08:34:59 am »

hi Lenore!
I remember you, you're Flora's cousin.  How's your daughter?  She must be all grown up by now.

delila
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lenore
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2004, 12:24:43 pm »

Smiley Cheesy
Greetings to my fellow Canadians.
 Has spring finally sprung in your neck of the country.
It is trying really hard here in the Ottawa Valley.
The dandelions are in their glory. It is amazing how they know when to lie down when the lawnmower is going over them.
The birds are busy getting nest material, especially out of the old dead grass from the lawn mower. Even from the  dog h airs after a good brushing. I am sure many of robins nests have been carefully quilted with border collie, black and white fur. Those little baby robins , having a fur coat to sleep in.

The beginning leaves are budding, leaving their stems for the full leaves to show. Especially maple trees .
And the tree pollen starts, then the bugs.
The children are out more, on their bikes, skate boards, and couples walking their babies, animals or each other .

Canadian Spring is so rare, and turns from winter to summer so quickly.
Let us enjoy God creation of spring and thank the creator.  
Okay Canada. Its Spring.
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lenore
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2004, 07:56:48 am »

JUNE 2: 11:03 PM: PROVINCE OF ONTARIO


THIS EMAIL WAS SENT TO ME, BY A DEAR CHRISTIAN SISTER IN THUNDER BAY.
OKAY CANADIANS CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?Huh


Subject: Thank Goodness There Are Only Ten Provinces!!!!


TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
1. Vancouver: 1.5 million people and two bridges.
2. Your $400,000 Vancouver home is just 5 hours from downtown.
3. You can throw a rock and hit three Starbucks locations.
4. There's always some sort of deforestation protest going on.

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN ALBERTA
1. Big Rock between you and B.C.
2. Ottawa who?
3. Tax is 7 percent instead of approximately 200 percent for the rest of the
country.
4. Flames vs. Oilers.
5. Stamps vs. Eskies.
6. You can exploit almost any natural resource you can think of.
7. You live in the only province that could actually afford to be its own
country.
8. The Americans below you are all in anti-government militia groups.

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN SASKATCHEWAN
1. You never run out of wheat.
2. Cruise control takes on a whole new meaning.
3. Your province is really easy to draw.
4. You never have to worry about car roll-back if you have a standard
transmission.
5. It takes you two weeks to walk to your neighbor's house.
6. You can watch the dog run away from home for hours.
7. People will assume you live on a farm.
8. Buying a huge John Deere mower makes sense.

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN MANITOBA
1. You wake up one morning to find you suddenly have beachfront property.
2. The only province to ever violently rebel against the federal government.
3. Hundreds of huge, horribly frigid lakes.
4. Nothing compares to a wicked Winnipeg winter.
5. You don't need a car, just take the canoe to work.
6. You can be an Easterner or a Westerner depending on your mood.
7. Because of your license plate, you are still friendly even when you cut
someone off.
8. Pass the time watching trucks and barns float by.

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN ONTARIO
1. You live in the centre of the universe.
2. Your $400,000 Toronto home is actually a dump.
3. You and you alone decide who will win the federal election.
4. There's no such thing as an Ontario Separatist. Separate from what? You
are the centre of the universe.
5. The only province with American hard-core crime.
6. Much Music's Speaker's Corner - rant and rave on national TV for a
dollar.

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN QUEBEC
1. Racism is socially acceptable.
2. The only province to ever kidnap federal politicians.
3. You can take bets with your friends on which English neighbor will move
out next.
4. Other provinces basically bribe you to stay in Canada.
5. You can blame all your problems on the "Anglo *#!%".

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN NEW BRUNSWICK
1. One way or another, the government gets 98 per cent of your income.
2. You're poor, but not as poor as the Newfies.
3. When listing the provinces, everyone forgets to mention yours.
4. The economy is based on fish, cows, and ferrying Ontario motorists to
Boston.
5. No one ever blames anything on New Brunswick.
6. Everybody has a Grandfather who runs a lighthouse.
7. Just as charming as Maine, but with more unemployed fishermen.
8. You probably live in a small seaside cottage with no television.

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN NOVA SCOTIA
1. Everyone can play the fiddle. The ones who can't, think they can.
2. You are the "only" reason Anne Murray makes money.
3. You can pretend you have Scottish heritage as an excuse to get drunk and
wear a kilt.
4. The economy is based on lobster and fiddle music.
5. Even though it smells like dead sea animals, Halifax is considered
Canada's most beautiful city.

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
1. Even though more people live on Vancouver Island, you still got the big,
new bridge
2. You can walk across the province in half an hour.
3. You were probably once an extra on "Road to Avonlea".
4. This is where all those tiny red potatoes come from.
5. The economy is based on fish, potatoes, and CBC TV shows.
6. Tourists arrive, see the "Anne of Green Gables" house, then promptly
leave.
7. You can drive across the province in two minutes.
8. It doesn't matter to you if Quebec separates.
9. You don't share a border with the Americans, or with anyone for that
matter.
10. You can confuse ships by turning your porch lights on and off at night.

TOP REASONS TO LIVE IN NEWFOUNDLAND
1. If Quebec separates, you will float off to sea.
2. In the rare case when someone moves to the Rock, you can make them kiss
dead cod.
3. The economy is based on fish, seafood, and fish-related products.
4. If you do something stupid, you have a built-in excuse.
5. You and only you understand the meaning of Great Big Sea's lyrics.
6. The workday is about two hours long.
7. You are credited with many great inventions, like the solar-powered
flashlight and the screen door for submarines.
8. It is socially acceptable to wear your hip waders to your wedding.



ENJOY

TALK TO YOU LATER

LENORE











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lenore
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2004, 09:12:44 am »

 Cheesy Cheesy :DJUNE 14: 12:22 AM


HAPPY FLAG DAY TO ALL OUR AMERICAN BB NEIGHBOURS.


FROM A SISTER IN CANADA.
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lenore
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2004, 08:09:01 am »

 Smiley JULY 1ST

H A P P Y    CANADA      DAY    

TO ALL CANADIANS:

CELEBRATE OUR NATIONS BIRTHDAY
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M2
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2005, 06:44:06 pm »

Greetings Rod Dunn from Waihi, New Zealand.  I remember you from your time in Ottawa.

Marcia
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Recovering Saint
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2005, 09:09:55 pm »

Rod

It has been a long time. Come on in and enjoy a virtual Tim Horton's Coffee. I guess they don't have them there. You weren't an extra on LOTR were you. That was filmed in your neck of the woods I believe.

All the best
Hugh  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2005, 07:03:35 pm »

 :DHi Rod:

Welcome home.

A GREAT BIG CANADIAN OTTAWA VALLEY GIDDAY TO YOU.

Your gentle spirit of friendship is a friend indeed.


Hope all is well with you.


SEE YOU LATER EH Cool

I saw a magazine CAA Journey magazine, it had a great story of adventure in New Zealand.

Lenore
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