Padre Andrew Whitman is a member of the MCF and is currently serving in 5 CDSB Gagetown. He also serves the MCF on the executive team and contributes to the mission of bringing the gospel to the Canadian military community by leading a prayer/study group on the base in Gagetown, together with Jimmy Damiani and Jeff Page. With his insights on Scripture, and Jimmy’s humble prayerfulness and Jeff’s cheerful faithfulness to the Lord, they lead the group fervently. For more info on the Gagetown MCF prayer Meeting, don’t hesitate to contact the MCF office.
Good morning to you all!
I am sending this for Jimmy, who is with his mother. He told me that they’ve taken her off of life-support and the time is not long now. Please pray for comfort in her final moments, and for Jimmy and Muriel and the rest of the family .
Finally some nice weather! God is Great!!!
Well I think most are still on block leave, so I will keep Job for when we have all returned. As for now I would like to share something that is heavy on my heart. I sit here in the hospital and it’s 0230hrs. As I sit here next to my Mom while she is at her last moments, I read a story from my Daily Bread titled “Better by far” about a young boy who hears a siren sound outside his house. Asking his mother what it is, she tells him it’s a warning siren to let people know of the dangerous storm coming and that if you don’t seek cover you could die. Well the boy asks his mom why is that bad? Cause if you die don’t you meet Jesus?
So this story brings us to Paul in Philippians 1:23. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
Also in 2 Corinthians 5:6-8. So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
I think of my mom and her going to meet Jesus and how wonderful it’s going to be for her and how happy it makes me feel knowing she will be with him.
As we have gone through the story of Job, I want to say thank you to all my Christian brothers and sisters that have prayer for mom, my family and myself. God Bless you all.
The Lord Is My Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!