Val and I had the privilege of spending Friday and Saturday in Edmonton representing Village Missions at Missions Fest. If you have never been to Missions Fest, you are missing a great opportunity to see and hear what the Lord is doing in so many places around the world.
There were about 100 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall--from Bible Colleges to Mission organizations, literature distributors, and all kinds of ministries to children and adults. Due to being the only ones manning our booth we were unable to attend any of the speaking sessions. However, it was fascinating to talk with people from the other booths and find out what they are doing to impact our world and reach people for Jesus Christ.
I was especially interested in several mission organizations who are ministering to Jewish people both here in North America and in Israel. Almost right across from our booth was an organization called "His Word for His People." They print and distribute Bibles in the Hebrew language, as well as parallel Bibles with Hebrew and other languages like Russian, Spanish, Hungarian, etc.
We also met a number of people that we have known in other places and other times. It always amazes how small the world is becoming, and especially when we know the Lord. As Christians we have a bond that draws us together, and it always seems like no matter where we are there are those with whom we have a bond. Not only in Christ, but through common acquaintances.
Gordon Rowland has been a Missionary-Pastor with Village Missions of Canada for over 35 years. Gordon and his wife Val have lived and served in Clive since 2001. They have four children and nine wonderful grandchildren.