Week of December 17, 2018
Pictured: Merry Christmas from the team at Hope Bay!
Camp: Thankful that Light has come into the world! He is Emmanuel, he is with us. He is our hope, joy, peace, and love.
Coopers: "Thankful that we got power on at our house on the fourth day!! Some people on Pender still don't have it, and it's been amazing to see the community come together to take care of each other in this rather historically nasty power outage. God is good." -Bobby
"Thankful for a great community, friends, great kids, a hardworking husband, and ELECTRICITY!!!!" -Lyn
Broughtons: "I'm thankful for how the power outage reminds me of what's really important, and for the everyday blessing of electricity that I take for granted. I'm also thankful that we were able to make it across for the family Christmas in Vancouver, despite the road closures, outages, etc. on Pender, and for Bobby who has sacrificially served our community and is by keeping freezers going even while we've been away.
And I'm so thankful that Ezra understands what this season is all about, even at this young age. That it's Jesus' birthday, that Jesus was born because God loves us!" -Derek
Chanda: "We feel so blessed that our power is back on. And we are so humbled by the positivity and generosity we see flowing in our community in times of crisis. Feels like going back in time. Such a gift and so heartwarming!!"
Allison: "I'm thankful for lovely Christmas Eve services, for people who create amazing art, and that God is with us."