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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Weekly Wire for March 13, 2013

Upcoming Events at a Glance

April 24-28 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

Apr 29-May 3 Samish Island Work Week

May 4-5 Ribstone Enrichment Weekend

May 12-13 Hills of Peace Camp Opening

May 24-26 Arts on the Lake Hills of Peace


What’s Up…In the CWM Christmas in Review

What's Up... 2012 in Review

Click here to see our Christmas in Review online only.

Read articles and see photos of your sister congregations experiencing the Christmas season!


Vancouver Bowls ‘em over


The bowlers arrived and carefully selected their shoes…


The air was thick with competitive energy…not!


High Scores…not so much


Fun Factor…through the roof!


Next golf…bonk!


Fastathon in Prince Albert

A Get God Project


The Fastathon was a very great experience. I really felt like I developed my leadership skills, and although it wasn’t always easy, it was worth it. I raised lots of money for a good cause and that was the most important part.  

$3500 which translates to 350,000 rupees!

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Look for the full story of Danielle's Fastathon in the May issue of

What's Up...In the CWM.


Live at Hills of Peace!

Caretaker Job Opportunity

May 1, 2013


The Caretaker of the Hills of Peace Campground is responsible for maintaining the grounds, buildings, and services of the Hills of Peace Campground in a safe and attractive condition for the benefit of all users. For a complete list of duties, go to Caretaker Job Opportunity. Accommodations, utilities and a small remuneration are included.

Please send your application to Courtney Znak at


Job Opening – Canada West Mission Centre

Camping and Retreat Specialist


Camping and Retreat Program Specialist is one who provides leadership and support to leaders to create and sustain vibrant camping and retreat experiences. Through camps and retreats they assist in establishing and reaching goals aligned with the Mission Initiatives. With development and invitation being a focus of this position the ministry will attend to specific needs of the wider mission. The goal of this position is to create and organize a sustainable, vibrant camping and retreat program in Canada West Mission. This has potential to be a four year position.


Camping and Retreat Program Specialist is supervised by the Mission Centre President (MCP). They inform the MCP of all important issues in their camps/retreats and communicate regularly with all mission centre staff to share ideas and celebrations, coordinate missional efforts and maximize mission support.

Camping and Retreat Program Specialist is expected to visit congregations and become familiar with the congregational leaders, members and programs. They regularly communicate with congregational leaders in regards to resources, training, personnel and other communications by the mission centre and world church. Camping and Retreat Program Specialist may preach, teach, provide training and facilitate workshops.


Focus of Ministry

Invite People to Christ

Promote evangelism and empower witness and invitation among congregational members, through training, motivating, modeling, and spiritual renewal

Initiate and lead focused retreats.

Develop Disciples to Serve

Assess skills, resources and needs of congregations in developing members/friends

Assist in developing succession plan for retreat programming in CWM

Mentoring relationships of potential leaders

o Ensure retreats meet the needs of the membership in each area of congregational life

Empower Communities in Mission

Assist event participants in discerning their giftedness and creating a vision for outreach programs

Seek and train a core group of leaders to create an inviting atmosphere for children, youth, and

young adult participation and leadership

Examples of Desired Events:

o Priesthood Retreats

o Pastor’s Retreat

o Youth Retreats

o Assist with Camping program and Summer retreats

Desired Competencies

Building Effective Teams, Developing Others, Managing Vision and Purpose, Motivating Others, Organizing, Approachability, Communication, Invitation, Managing Diversity, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Priority Setting, Work/Life Balance, Scriptural/Theological Knowledge.

The successful candidate will be willing to reside in Alberta or Saskatoon to be near Hills of Peace Campground. Please submit all applications to Greg Goheen, Canada West Mission President by March 20, 2013 or

Box 88, Edgerton, AB, T0B-1K0, Canada


Prince Albert’s Margaret Ferguson interviewed

on CBC Radio

February 27th, CBC radio interviewed a friend if mine and member of our Prince Albert church - Margaret Ferguson about the blankets she and some of our group are making for the homeless. The link below has the broadcast.

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Linda Klughart, Pastor Prince Albert


Vancouver’s Dan Beer signs BC Safety Charter

BC Safety Charter

On Thursday March 7th, 2013 CMHDS members gathered for a breakfast meeting to discuss safety culture and CMHDS President, Dan Beer took the opportunity to follow through on a motion passed the previous week by the Board of Directors and sign the BC Safety Charter on behalf of the CMHDS.

The Charter represents commitment from industry and organizational leaders in British Columbia to create a culture and adopt practices that value health and safety.

It is founded on the principle that the effective management of health and safety is essential to long term success, profitability and sustainability. By supporting this charter senior executives commit themselves to working towards the goal of being corporately sustainable and demonstrating leadership in their communities.


CMHDS Board of Directors
"Supply Chain Leadership - Knowledge Through Networking"


Vancouver’s Phil Eidsvik honored for

Service to Canada

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Phil Eidsvik,  his wife Lanette Vawter, daughter Andrea, with their angel  Nicole looking on, accepted the Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee medal from Member of Parliament Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay at a ceremony March 12th.   Receiving one of only thirty awards coming directly from the Prime Minister's office, Phil was being honoured for his service to Canada through his work with the BC Fisheries Survival Coalition.  John Cummins, former Member of Parliament,  described Phil with these words.  "…Yes he made this marvelous contribution to  our province and to our country, and we all  appreciate him for that,  but there is  also  the …  family man that we respect  and admire as well.  It is rare that you find of  that combination in one individual."


Phil, congratulations.  We are all proud of you.


submitted by Dan Beer

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Phil’s Family from left.  Mother in law Heather Vawter, daughter Andrea, brother in law Emmanuelle Soupidis, sister in law Susan Vawter, niece Faith Soupidis, Phil Eidsvik, wife Lanette Vawter, niece Zoe Soupidis.


July 20-27, 2013

Camper Information Package

Please let Greg Goheen know (by phone, text or email) if you are planning to attend
SPECTACULAR with our delegation as soon as possible - even before sending forms.
This will help immensely with booking flights and planning.



Registration Form here


Summer Volunteer(s) Needed - Samish Campground

Samish Campground located in the NW corner of Washington State is seeking
an individual or couple with an RV to serve as grounds and maintenance volunteers during May through August, 2013. The position entails mowing and maintenance of the
grounds, some handyman work and stocking shelves when food orders arrive, etc. An RV site with full hookups will be provided. Telephone and wireless Internet are
available in dining hall. Meals are provided during camps ( approximately 85%
of this time).

Application Form and Proforma Employment Agreement including Job Description are available by contacting Glen Fishel, Board President, at (360) 757-4559 or by e-mail at or, if he is not available, Donald Brady, Camp Manager at (360) 766-8125 or by e-mail at



Prophet-President Stephen M. Veazey will share Words of Counsel to the Church at the First Presidency’s World Conference worship on Sunday, April 14.

We invite you to join with sisters and brothers around the world at 7:00 p.m. CDT in the Auditorium Conference Chamber and by live webcast at

We will also plan to share in three ordinations based on calls to be considered by the World Conference: K. Scott Murphy is called to serve as a counselor to the president of the church and member of the quorum of the First Presidency; James A. Poirier and Steven E. Graffeo are called to serve as counselors to the Presiding Bishop and members of the Presiding Bishopric.

A complete order of worship will be available by April 7 at for those who will gather in homes and congregations to worship with us through the webcast.

Please join us in prayerful preparation for this worship and for the entire 2013 World Conference. Thank you for being part of Christ’s Mission, Our Mission.

In Christ’s Peace,


Peace and Justice -- Human Rights

February 28, 2013


The start of the Darfur crisis is usually either associated with February 26 when rebel forces made their first public appearance, in an attack on a Golu garrison. or it is anchored to April 25, when the rebels achieved a victory never seen before, even during the unrelated 20year plus 20 year North-South war – they overran the El Fasher airport, destroying several aircraft and capturing the Air Force commander. The latter event is what caused Sudan’s President Bashir to unleash the Janjaweed in combination with government ground and air forces. That said, the build-up to this eruption was years and even decades of neglect and also targeted campaigns against the people of Darfur.

Darfur has been the longitudinal study of this newsletter for several years, although at the time it was an utterly disheartening thought that the crisis not only would last this long, but would remain in such an unresolved state. All of my Darfuri contacts that I have recently talked to, remain quite pessimistic about Darfur’s near-term future. Readers who have been following this newsletter will know that while Darfur has slipped off the news radar screen, that within Darfur things have changed in many ways but almost none for the better. Bombing and attacks have continued; at least two million people remain displaced in camps of which many are getting restricted aid in attempts to force them back home where often homes no longer exist or are occupied by foreigners sympathetic to the government.

And much more: see Darfur Current Status (UntilAll).

Today, February 28, 2013, was the start of a push to reignite diplomatic efforts on Darfur which also means on Sudan as a whole. The U.S., U.K and Australia have called for renewed focus and action (see: Letter to Foreign Secretaries). The demands are nothing new, but as with most human dynamics it is a question of timing. While at the moment I can’t see much that may play a positive role, who can say what might come? Thus consider taking the following actions.

Take Action:
Petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Petition to US Secretary of State Kerry

In appreciation and support,
Rod Downing


2013 Camping/Event Calendar

April 24-28 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

Apr 29-May 3 Samish Island Work Week

May 4-5 Ribstone Enrichment Weekend

May 12-13 Hills of Peace Camp Opening

May 24-26 Arts on the Lake Hills of Peace

May 31-June 2 Camp Genesis (8-9 yrs) Samish Island

May 31-June 2 Adult Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

June 7-9 College Age Young Adult Retreat Hills of Peace

Jun-08 Samish Island Work Day

June 8-14 Adult Reunion Samish Island

July 1-6 Canada West Youth Camp

June 30-July 6 Camp Mungai (10-11 yrs) Samish Island

July 6-12 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 12-16 Junior Camp (8-11 yrs) Hills of Peace

July 13-20 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 20-27 Spectacular Graceland University

July 22-28 Camp Planning Retreat - Hills of Peace

July 21-27 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 28-Aug 3 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 9-11 Young Family Weekend Hills of Peace

August 4-10 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 11-17 Singles’ Reunion Samish Island

Aug 30-Sept 1 Canada West Mission Conference Edmonton AB

September 27-29 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

September 27-29 Singles’ Retreat Samish Island

October 4-6 Young Adult Retreat Samish Island

October 4-6 Women’s Retreat Chilliwack


As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices:

take it or leave it.

~Buddy Hackett~

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